I was recently introduced to the term “new order” Mormons (or is it new order Mormonism).
This is apparently not a new term, but nonetheless new to me. Do any of our erudite FPR readers have an interpretation of the label “new order” as it relates to Mormonism? What are its origins? Does anyone still use it to describe themselves?
Since thinking about what it means to be a “new order” Mormon, I have not been able to get the song “Blue Monday” by the 1980s band New Order out of my head. I have decided to share it.
Maybe this is a song about Family Home Evening in the homes of liberal Mormon intellectuals.