Plural marriage topic of Arrington Lecture

Educator and scholar Kathleen Flake looks at the 19th Century practice of plural marriage within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she presents the 2009 Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Logan LDS Tabernacle.The title of Flake’s lecture is “The Emotional and Priestly Logic of Plural Marriage.” The lecture is sponsored by USU’s Special Collections and Archives in The Merrill-Cazier Library, the Leonard J. Arrington Lecture and Archives Foundation and the USU College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.The lecture is free and everyone is invited. Flake is an associate professor of American Religious History in the Divinity School and Graduate Department at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.Philip Barlow, Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Cuture in the USU Religious Studies Program, says no scholar since 1830 has written or spoken more thoughtfully than Flake on the nature and history of Mormonism.

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