Make Yourselves Gods
When: Thursday, September 30, 2021, 03:00pm
Category: Center for Cultural Analysis
A book celebration and discussion of Coviello’s Make Yourselves Gods: Mormonism and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism, with
Make Yourselves Gods offers a counter-history of early Mormon theology and practice, tracking the Saints from their emergence as a dissident sect to their renunciation of polygamy at century’s end. Reading Mormonism through a synthesis of religious history, political theology, native studies, and queer theory, Peter Coviello crafts a new framework for imagining orthodoxy, citizenship, and the fate of the flesh in nineteenth-century America.