The Mormon Moment and Others - Sightings (Martin Marty)
Yesterday Cheryl and I took in a car show and encountered a 1923 Model T that has been in the same family since being purchased new by the current owner's father. Cars sure have come along way in the past 90 plus years, but the age of the auto could pass as well, perhaps in my life time (yeah Jetsons). In any case, Martin Marty takes up a conversation started by Ed Blum in his review of John Turner's book The Mormon Years posted in the Christian Century. Marty takes up Ed's suggestion that the "Mormon Moment" that emerged around the time of Mitt Romney's race for the Presidency in 2014, has passed, and therefore, Turner's book may have already passed it's prime. I'll leave that for others to discuss, but the questions that Marty raises as a historian speaking in part to other historians is how we measure time. The Mormon Moment may have passed, but it's likely we're in the Secular Age. But that too may pass. Thus, nothing is permanent, is it? Take a read!