Articles/Essays – Volume 56, No. 2

Special Issue: Health and Healing: Editor’s Note

This issue features submissions that address Latter-day Saint and Mormon approaches to health and healing. The topic has seemed especially pressing in recent years as we have both undergone significant losses and disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and seen renewed urgency for attention to social and mental illnesses. It is also the case that issues of health and healing are deeply intimate matters that affect some of the most sensitive facets of our lived experiences. The following articles, essays, and creative works touch on these topics and more. Among other things, they deal with weighty matters of life and death, bodies, frameworks for thinking about health, and oppressive racial and gender prejudices. The journal is committed to a diverse range of perspectives on these topics. Some practices are controversial. Publication does not imply endorsement of all the ideas here. When making personal decisions about mental and physical health, readers should seek responsible advice from trusted sources.