When Pastor Robert Jeffress called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a cult on national television last year, Mormons and even some non-Mormons took offence. But the incident proved that although the LDS church continues to grow in numbers, there are still many people who don’t understand who or what they are. With Mormon presidential hopeful Mitt Romney campaigning fiercely for the Republican nomination, Matthew Bowman’s book The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith offers context and explanation for this sometimes mysterious religion.
Then, Paul Bachmann, host of SiriusXM Pops (channel 75) and director of Public Radio programming on SiriusXM, talks with Bob about the classical music categories in this year’s Grammy Awards, held on Sunday, February 12th in Los Angeles. [Broadcast Date: February 8, 2012]
Listen to The Mormon People by Matthew Bowman.
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