S.L. conference will focus on LDS sociology

Sessions will include topics from gender issues to politics
Deseret News, Oct. 31, 2002
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By Carrie A. Moore, Deseret News religion editor

Examining the lifestyle, culture and practices that characterize members of cult.”

At that time, he noted, there was hardly anything written about Latter-day Saints by scholars, and what did exist “tended to have a ‘gee-whiz, ain’t they quaint’ kind of tone,” he said. Over time, “the term ‘cult’ became the handy label”