An evening with Fiona and Terryl Givens

Join us for an informal dialogue with these remarkable Mormons as they talk about reasons for doubt and even more reasons for faith.



Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 7:30 pm
We encourage you to come a 15 minutes early. The evening will be more productive and helpful with minimal interruptions.


Home of Ed and Kristen Iversen
3582 Oak Rim Way Salt Lake City, UT 84109

We encourage all who can walk a block to leave their cars in the “park & ride” lot nearby. See Google map pict below. And car pool if you can. It’s good for God’s green earth. 

BYOW&C: Bring your own water and chair.  

2013-11-09 11.57.24Fiona Givens is a retired modern language teacher with degrees in French, German, and European History. She is now an independent scholar who has published in several journals and reviews in Mormon Studies, including Journal of Mormon History, Sunstone, Exponent II, and LDS Living.  Along with Terryl, she is the author of The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life. She is also the co-author of The Crucible of Doubt: Reflections on the Quest for Faith, due out next month. Terryl and Fiona are the grandparents of five and the parents of six.


2014-03-05 15.31.38 - CopyTerryl Givens holds the James A. Bostwick chair of English and is Professor of Literature and Religion at the University of Richmond. Author of several books, his writing has been praised by the New York Times as “provocative reading,” and includes, most recently, When Souls had Wings, a history of the idea of premortal life in Western thought, a biography (with Matthew Grow) of Parley Pratt (winner of the 2012 Best Book Award from the Mormon History Association), and Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought.


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Good theology by the Givens to listen to:

Faith, Doubt, and The God Who Weeps

Terryl Givens

Why? A Mormon Answer

Maxwell Institute Interview with Terry and Fiona Givens

Fiona: The Nature of God and the Divine Feminine