Sat, Oct 07|
The September Six and the Struggle for the Soul of Mormonism with author Sara M. Patterson
Time & Location
Oct 07, 2023, 6:00 PM – Oct 08, 2023, 7:00 PM
Provo, 274 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601, USA
About the event
In the single month of September 1993, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicated or disciplined six of its members. These six individuals–some of them intellectuals, some activists, and some both–were soon dubbed the “September Six.” In The September Six and the Struggle for the Soul of Mormonism, Sara M. Patterson challenges readers to think more deeply about the events of that month and the era in which they unfolded. Patterson argues that the clever alliterative phrase “September Six” masks our ability to see that what happened that month was part of a much broader, decades-long cultural and theological debate over the nature of the church and its restoration narrative.