BYU Studies Issue 3.2 begins with Conan Matthew’s look at art in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In a church with a unique theology and culture, how can artists find the right expression to convey the depth and spirit of their faith? This essay, written on the eve of a Fine Art’s Festival by the Brigham Young University College of Fine Arts addresses this question.
In another article, Mark Cannon discusses the similarities among the anti-Catholic, anti-Masonic, and anti-Mormon movements in nineteenth-century America and explores reasons why the anti-Mormon crusade was successful when the other two were not.
Louis Midgley’s article on Dostoevsky and political thought, Stephen Alley’s reaction to Croce’s Theory of Aesthetic, Preston Gledhill’s analysis of Archibald MacLeish’s hit play JB, and Dustin Heuston’s study of Theodore Dreiser’s theist philosophy round out this issue.