And He Spake Unto Me, Saying....
I could do without hearing anything more about Mitt Romney for a while. That would be totally okay. And it seems reasonable to guess that in a few weeks my wish might just come true.
Come what may, though, I remain quite interested in the history of Mormonism. It's been a few years since I wrote a feature story called Latter-day Studies.
Along the way, I interviewed Wayne Booth. He was still at least nominally a Mormon, though it was pretty clear that the operative word there was "nominally."
He was very circumspect about saying anything tending the characterize what he did or did not believe about (let's put it this way) the relationship between sacred and profane history. In short, he didn't want to be excommunicated.
This has tended to color my reading of Booth's work ever since -- especially upon noticing that he had written a book called The Rhetoric of Irony. As well he might.....
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