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Zion: The Progressive Roots of Mormon Correlation -- An Evening with Historian Matt Bowman

Writ & Vision is pleased to invite you to an informative and entertaining public lecture and discussion with historian Matt Bowman, author of The Mormon People. 

Bowman's lecture evaluates the ideas, intentions, and aims behind the correlation movement of the 1960s. It first explains the history and the functions of correlation, exploring why the General Authorities felt that such a program was needed. It then explains what precisely ‘correlation’ is and how it works. Finally, it unpacks the theological reasoning and assumptions behind correlation, showing that correlation was originally understood in millennial terms: that is, the framers of correlation believed that if rightly administered, it would re-make the church into the image of the City of Enoch, the Nephite civilization of 4 Nephi, and hence usher in the Second Coming.

The presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A, and Matt will be signing copies of The Mormon People.

The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.