In the Spring issue you’ll find pieces from three early influencers of Dialogue: Bob Rees, Francis Menlove, and Robert Christmas. Also read Brad Cook’s exploration of “Pre-Mortality in Mystical Islam and the Cosmic Journey of the Soul” as well as Allen Hansen & Walker Wright’s “Worship through Corporeality in Hasidism and Mormonism.” A special roundtable featuring Neylan McBaine, Mette Harrison and Maxine Hanks will consider “Gender, Authority and Identity.” Multiple fiction and poetry pieces grace this issue and Ben Park reviews Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s new look at polygamy A House Full of Females. Finally, Paul Nibley wonders “What Does it Mean to be Truly Christian?”
The Winter Issue begins with William Davis exploring the role of formal education in Joseph Smith’s family. Clyde Ford studies “Novel Mormon Doctrines of Ultimate Rewards and Punishments as First Revealed in The Vision” and Brooke Larson reflects on the ecology of absence. You’ll also find fiction from Steven Peck, a thoughtful sermon on fatherhood from Patrick Hemming, a slew of important book reviews and much more. This issue features a focus on new voices contributing both articles and essays including William Davis, Benjamin Keogh, Brooke Larson, and Craig Mangum. Plus Dialogue has announced the winners of the Eugene England Personal Essay Contest and the Dialogue Fiction Awards.
The Fall Issue begins with John Turner’s important Sunstone Smith-Pettit lecture on “Jesus Christ, Marriage, and Mormon Christianities.” It continues with Gregory Prince, Lester Bush and Brent Rushforth’s detailed look at “Gerontocracy and the Future of Mormonism.” It also delves deep into the issue of polygamy with Samuel Morris Brown’s “Joseph Smith, Polygamy, and the Levirate Widow,” Jennifer Huss Basquiat’s “A View from the Inside: How Critical Ethnography Changed My Mind about Polygamy,” Stephen Carter’s “Scared Sacred: How the Horrifying Story of Joseph Smith’s Polygamy Can Help Save Us” and a sample of Carol Lynn Pearson’s newest book. And find new reviews, lovely poetry, new fiction from Karen Rosenbaum and a beautiful sermon by Kristine Haglund. Plus a lovely In Memoriam for Stephen Webb.
The Summer Issue burns bright with powerful photos depicting Mama Dragons combined with important insights about “The LGBTQ Mormon Crisis” from scholars Michael Barker, Daniel Parkinson and Benjamin Knoll. Christian Harrison and Roni Jo Draper both provide some faithful thoughts on Mormons, the LGBTQ community and boundaries. Also inside find the awaited reviews of Planted and Religion of a Different Color. The Exponent II gets a thought-provoking roundtable treatment courtesy of Claudia Bushman, Nancy Tate Dredge, Judy Dushku, Susan Whitaker Kohler, Carrel Hilton Sheldon. And find lovely poetry, new fiction from Theric Jepson and Levi Peterson and a beautiful sermon by Eunice McMurray. Plus welcome the new voice of Neil Longo. Enjoy!
As the Spring 2016 Issue begins Boyd Petersen’s editorship, he begins with an introductory Editor’s Note. Board member Fiona Givens follows brilliantly with an article on men and women’s issues in “Reclamation and Collaboration in Joseph Smith’s Theology Making.” Melvin Bashore studies the Mountain Meadows Massacre and Dennis Potter looks at Mormonism and the problem of heterodoxy. A thought-provoking Catholic-Mormon dialogue ensues in these pages among articles by Polly Aird, Zina Petersen, Robert Rees, Mathew Schmal, and Daniel Dwyer. Also find gorgeous poetry, reviews on some of the most fascinating books out recently, thoughtful fiction from Stephen Carter and a lovely sermon by Phyllis Barber. Enjoy!
The Winter 2015 issue takes readers on a musical journey beginning with guest editor musical historian Michael Hicks’ introduction and concluding with hymns by Christian Asplund. Between the two, Peter McMurray looks at the Book of Mormon as sound, Jake Johnson looks at the intersections of Mormons, musical theater, and doubt, Emily Spencer wonders “Why Mormons Sing in Parts (or don’t) and Jeremy Grimshaw considers “The Lindsey Stirling Effect.” Also find poetry from Lara Candland, a personal essay from Michael Hicks and a round table with Brian Jones, Ellinor Petersen, Aleesa Sutton, Kevin L. Barney, and Brad Kramer.
Inside the Fall 2015 Issue, Gary Ettari discusses Mormon aesthetic theory and the tension between the body and the spirit in the Mormon thought, Jack Harrell proposes the Thirteenth Article of Faith as a standard for judging and choosing the literature we read, Rachel Hunt Steenblik reflects on the Mormon ethics of food, and Stephen Taysom begins this issue with exploring how Joseph F. Smith’s memories shaped his sense of reality and Mormon collective memory in the late 19th century. Also read fiction from Ryan Shoemaker, personal essay from Elizabeth Muldowney, and poetry from Doug Talley and Ron Wilcox. And more!
Inside the Summer 2015 Issue Cory Crawford examines the struggle for female authority in Biblical and Mormon tradition, Mary Bradford remembers the life of Emma Lou Thayne in a moving tribute “Follow the Light, Lulie,” Kim Abunuwara offers reflections on the Provo Tabernacle, and Tracie Lamb explores how her relationship with Buddhism intersects with her Mormon identity. You’ll find several outstanding book reviews, including one of Julia Neuffer’s Helen Andelin and the Fascinating Womanhood Movement. And more!