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Religion (CGU)

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Arts and Humanities | History of Religions of Western Origin | Other Religion | Religion


The title of my talk doesn't shed much light on my topic. This past week, when I told people about the talk, the title mystified them. What can be meant by the colonization of the Mormon mind? The phrase is both inscrutable and ominous. Has the Mormon mind been colonized? Are we under the control of an imperial power without knowing about it?

Because of the obscurity of the title, I want to explain what the talk is about. It has two parts, an autobiographical section and a historical section, which are interrelated. I am going to talk about myself in the autobiographical part to illustrate a point I develop more generally in the historical section.

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