‘Mormon Land’: Scholar explores how the modern church’s views on sexuality and gender evolved and what that might mean in the future

(Courtesy photo) Taylor Petrey, author of "Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism."

Perhaps no issues have roiled members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints more than questions about race, gender and sexuality.

Scholar Taylor Petrey offers an original exploration of these topics and how they connect and intersect in his new book, “Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism.”

On this week’s podcast, Petrey, the current editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and an associate professor of religion at Kalamazoo College, examines how the Utah-based faith’s views have shifted, especially since World War II, and what that evolution may portend for the future.

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