We just launched Introducing Mormonism with Jana Reiss For Individuals and For Groups.
Many people outside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (usually called Mormons) have heard of Mormonism and know a little bit about it, but what is Mormonism really about? What is fact and what is fiction in terms of how the public understands Mormonism? How does Mormonism break down in terms of subcategories? What are the current challenges the Mormon church faces? Where and how is it looking to grow in the future?
In this course, Jana Riess, a leading authority on Mormonism, brings her extensive understanding of this faith tradition to help us understand the basic principles of Mormonism, as well as how it differs from traditional Christianity, although it is a Christian faith. She takes us on a journey exploring the diverse beliefs and practices of Mormonism, and the vibrant cultural expressions that have emerged from its followers.
Jana holds a Ph.D. in American religious history from Columbia University. She speaks often to media about issues pertaining to religion in America, and has been interviewed by the Associated Press, Time, Newsweek, People, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, and Newsday, among other print publications, as well as Voice of America, The Today Show, MSNBC, and NPR’s All Things Considered, Tell Me More, and Talk of the Nation. She is the author or co-author of many books, including, The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church, The Prayer Wheel, and Flunking Sainthood. She is a senior columnist for Religion News Service.
This course is ideal for anyone who would like to learn more about the basics of Mormon beliefs. For a course preview, please click below.