David Hall at Claremont on Puritans and Mormons

Next Thursday, February 19th, David Hall of Harvard Divinity School will be giving a free public lecture at the Claremont School of Religion. Below is the text of the announcement; you may also download a color PDF version of the event flyer.

The School of Religion at Claremont Graduate University and the LDS Council on Mormon Studies invite you to a lecture by

David D. Hall
John Bartlett Professor of New England Church History
Harvard Divinity School

“Through a Different Glass: Reconsidering the Puritans and their Legacies in American Religious History With Reflections on Mormonism”

David Hall, the preeminent expert on American Puritanism, has pioneered the field of “lived religion.” His noted book Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment explores the religious lives of ordinary New England Puritans, the ancestors of Joseph Smith and many early Mormons. His work sheds light on what Ralph Waldo Emerson meant when he said Mormonism was an “after-clap of Puritanism.”

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 8:00 PM

Mudd Auditorium, Claremont School of Theology.
1325 N College Avenue, Claremont, CA
(Off Foothills Boulevard)

Free and open to the public

4 comments for “David Hall at Claremont on Puritans and Mormons

  1. February 12, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I really wish I could attend this. Any chance his lecture will be made available in some format to a wider audience?

  2. February 12, 2009 at 1:29 am

    With permission, we might post this on the Claremont Mormon Studies Student Association website. http://rsc.cgu.edu/cmssa/

  3. February 12, 2009 at 10:51 am


    I’m sure that Richard Bushman would be happy for you to publicize this event. They let me know about it but it wasn’t online anywhere until Ben put it up. Thanks Ben! Now it is linked at MormonConferences.org.

  4. Observer
    February 12, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Kent, I think Narrator meant they might put the audio on the CMSSA website.

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