First secular Mormon studies professorship comes to Claremont

KVOA News 4, Tucson, Arizona – First secular Mormon studies professorship comes to Claremont:

CLAREMONT, Calif. Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, will become the country’s first secular college with a Mormon-studies professorship.

The school kicked off a six-million-dollar fund-raising campaign for the Howard W. Hunter Chair for Mormon Studies.

It’s named after the only California-born president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

School officials say the Mormon-studies classes will start in fall 2007.

Claremont already offers courses on the Indic, Jewish, Islamic, Catholic, Protestant, Middle Eastern Orthodox and Zoroastrian faiths.

Officials say its push to offer a comprehensive study of comparative religions is important because of increasing diversity in the United States, and increasing violence over religious differences abroad.

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Posted on May 5, 2006, in Mormonism/LDS Church. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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