Sacred Mormon Garments
Late last month, the LDS Church published a video to explain a Mormon practice that has been a curiosity for outsiders: the Temple Garment. It’s underclothing worn by faithful members and is considered a sacred symbol of their religious commitment. Wednesday, our guest is religion scholar Colleen McDannell. We’re talking about the temple garment: its history, the way Mormons have incorporated it into their daily lives and how these and objects of various faiths connect the believer to the divine.
Watch "Sacred Temple Clothing" published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Colleen McDannell is professor of History and Sterling M. McMurrin Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Utah. Among her books is Material Christianity: Religion and Popular Culture in America [Indiebound|Amazon] and The Christian Home in Victorian America [Indiebound|Amazon]