Konden Smith has degrees in both history and Religious Studies, earning his PhD from Arizona State University in American religious history. He now teaches Modern Christianity at Northern Arizona University and American Religion as Arizona State University. He has two books, one an edited volume on Reed Smoot and American religion, and the other detailing the co-evolution of the Mormon and Protestant kingdom of God in America. Having published on topics such as Islam, national culture, politics and Mormonism, Konden’s primary interests are on identity formations and religious conflict on a national level.

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