144: Emily Jensen & Tracy McKay-Lamb: Has Zion Fled?

Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 4.01.39 PMJensen and McKay have edited a collection of essays from contemporary US Mormons about the idea of Zion.  Though the idea of Zion has been reconceptualized over time from  being understood as an ideal community, to a place of refuge for Pioneers, to a more abstracted ideological regime it turns out that there is still much for Mormons to say and do about Zion.  ‘A Book of Mormons:  Latter-day Saints on a Modern-Day Zion‘ brings together the voices of artists, activists, academics, theologians and bloggers to reconceptualize the idea of Zion.

In this discussion we talk about the book but range widely about the idea of Zion and where it exists in our imagination, our spiritualScreen Shot 2016-04-14 at 4.00.50 PM practice and in our hopes.










Link to Amazon:   A Book of Mormons:  Latter-day Saints on a Modern-Day Zion




  1. Craig

    Great discussion – as always! I particularly loved Gina’s comment about being a Zion Mormon rather than a Temple Mormon. That’s something I can work with navigating through my place in Mormonism!

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