Kathleen Flake

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Kathleen Flake was appointed chair of Mormon studies at the University of Virginia in 2013.[1] Previously she was a professor of American Religious History at the Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University. She has a bachelors degree from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from the University of Utah. She was previously an attorney based in Washington, D.C. She has an M.A. from the Catholic University of America and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Flake served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Japan.


Book chapters
Journal articles
  • Flake, Kathleen (October 1989), "Bearing the weight", Sunstone 13 (5), OCLC 367219902 
  • —— (April 1991), "Beholding as in a glass the glory", Sunstone 15 (1), OCLC 367241662 
  • —— (July 1993), "Supping with the Lord: a liturgical theology of the LDS sacrament", Sunstone 16 (5), OCLC 367478682 
  • —— (December 1994), "Rendering to the corporation: a personal ecclesiology", Sunstone 17 (3), OCLC 367486153 
  • —— (Summer 1995), "'Not to be Riten': The Nature and Effects of the Mormon Temple Rite as Oral Canon", Journal of Ritual Studies 9 (2) 
  • —— (Winter 2003), "Re-placing Memory: Latter-day Saint Use of Historical Monuments and Narrative in the Early Twentieth Century", Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 13 (1), OCLC 4893739640 
  • —— (2007), "Translating Time: The Nature and Function of Joseph Smith's Narrative Canon", The Journal of Religion (Chicago: University of Chicago Press) 87 (4), OCLC 174502169 
  • —— (December 2010), "Protecting the Wilderness: Comments on Howe’s The Garden in the Wilderness", Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture 79 (4), OCLC 4893096876 
  • —— (2012), "Joseph Smith's Letter from Liberty Jail: A Study in Canonization", The Journal of Religion 92 (4), OCLC 5075294142 


  1. ^ https://news.virginia.edu/content/uva-names-kathleen-flake-first-bushman-chair-mormon-studies

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