The Next Mormons

Mar 6, 2019

Scholar Jana Riess joins us to explain what she’s learned about millennial Mormons. In a new book she says that while they believe, they’re often more flexible about the rules than previous generations.

You probably have a hunch about how millennial Mormons might be different from older Mormons. The religion scholar Jana Riess’ new book may confirm some of your suspicions, but some things are going to surprise you. Her work draws from a large study of members and former members, and she says that while millennial Mormons still believe, they're less loyal to the institution than previous generations. Riess joins us Wednesday to talk about how millennials are changing the LDS Church.

Jana Riess is a senior columnist for Religion News Service. Her new book is called The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing The LDS Church [Indie bookstore|Amazon]

Events:

  • Thursday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m., Riess will speak on the Marriage, Family, & Gender panel at Utah Valley University's Women of Mormondom conference. She'll also be part of a panel on "Publishing Women's Voices" at 3:30.
  • Thursday, March 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Riess will sign books at Writ and Vision bookstore, 274 W Center St in Provo.

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