Sunday Lit Crit Sermon: Elsie C. Carroll on the Benefits of Literature

As I have researched and written this “Sunday Literary Criticism Sermon” series of posts on how Mormons have viewed literature and the arts, I’ve hoped that in doing so I would myself be able to reach some conclusion on basic questions like, what benefits do we derive from literature. After just 7 months, I have to report that”¦ I think I’m learning something, but I can’t tell if I’m learning the basics or not. But, I’m not ready to stop”¦

This week’s selection (perhaps the first of several from the same article) dives right into this basic question: What do we get out of literature?

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