The Idea of a Mormon University

This forum address given by Arthur Henry King in 1972 discusses the concept and history of a university. He then discusses the concept of Universitas Dei, the University of God, which he suggests should be a motto for any Mormon university. He cautions againts four images, or idols, which have been imported from the surrounding culture into BYU; the idol of the study; second, the idol of the grade; third, the idol of the Hammond organ; and fourth, the idol of the cougar. They represent different things which are all heretical and all opposed to what we are trying to do in this university.

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