Through the lens of folklore, the author explores the collective Mormon personality. By examining the common beliefs, stories, and songs that exist outside the official body of Church doctrine but among the Saints themselves, the author provides illuminating details about the formation of Mormon culture.
Fife, Austin E.
"Folk Elements in the Formation of the Mormon Personality,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol1/iss2/2