Sunday Lit Crit Sermon

If we define literary criticism as any discussion of literature or its role, then LDS General Authorities have frequently been literary critics, from the beginning of Mormon publishing. Yesterday I came across the following description from Orson F. Whitney, buried, of all places, in his pamphlet/short book, The strength of the “Mormon” position.

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Two by Christensen

Last Sunday I attended a fireside by well-known LDS artist James Christensen, which included a lot of slides of his artwork, and a lot of stories about his career. I found two stories he told particularly interesting.

One of the stories showed a lot about the biases of LDS Church members regarding art. The other made me wonder what other kinds of artists — authors, musicians, etc. — do to “doodle” and when they do it.

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