Overcoming Racist Religious Teachings with Max Perry Mueller

Max Perry Mueller

In this episode of the Religious Feminism interview series, Max Perry Mueller, author of Race and the Making of the Mormon People  and an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses the history of racism within Mormonism’s policies and theology and how advocates can work toward racial justice within their religious communities.   He also tells us about his Fundamentalist Christian/Episcopalian/Wiccan upbringing and why he recently decided to join a church with more conservative views than those he personally holds. You can find episode notes for the Religious Feminism Podcast here at the Exponent website: http://www.the-exponent.com/tag/religious-feminism-podcast/

Links to Connect and Learn More:

Race and the Making of the Mormon PeopleRace and the Making of the Mormon People

Hemings and Jefferson Together Forever? Troubling cases of Mormon “proxy sealing.”

Why Mormons Don’t Like Trump

History Lessons: Race and the LDS Church

Why I Went Back to Church

What’s coming for religion in 2018?

Max’s blog (where he will be writing about his “Agnostic Christian” project throughout 2018): maxperrymueller.com

Max on Twitter: @maxperrymueller

Additional Resources Discussed in the Podcast:

A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870  by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

The Trek Continues! by M. Russell Ballard, 2017

 

 

Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness by W. Paul ReeveReligion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness

If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress by Frederick Douglass, 1857

Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) 

 

 

Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics (Library of Theological Ethics)Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics (Library of Theological Ethics)

Why did James Comey name his secret Twitter account ‘Reinhold Niebuhr’? Here’s what we know.

Letter From Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr., 1963

Mormon women march for entry into priesthood

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