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D. Michael Quinn’s Dialogue Legacy

Posted on May 22, 2021

D. Michael Quinn (1944–2021) was a stalwart scholar of Mormonism who found an academic home in the pages of Dialogue. We honor his legacy by collecting his articles on this page. His work in Dialogue shows three threads of research: the narrative of early plural marriage and sexuality, Church authority and power, and the twentieth-centuryRead More »

Dialoguing About Murder Among the Mormons

Posted on March 20, 2021

by Adam McLain Netflix recently released a three-part documentary about the document forgery that occurred in Salt Lake City in the 1980s. Titled Murder Among the Mormons, the documentary shows what happened when documents like the salamander letter began to appear in the field and business of Mormon documents and archival material. While the documentaryRead More »

Religious Extremism and Conspiracy: A Student’s Observation

Posted on March 20, 2021

by Madison S. Harris1 Over the years my devout Mormon grandparents have given my family and me a year’s supply of MREs, dried foods, and several 72-hour emergency kits, all of which sits in our basement today collecting dust. We are lapsed Mormons and haven’t attended church in years, but my grandparents love us enoughRead More »

Spanish Version of Multiculturalism as Resistance: Latina Migrants Navigate U.S. Mormon Space

Posted on March 19, 2021

We are excited to offer a Spanish version of “Multiculturalism as Resistance: Latina Migrants Navigate U.S. Mormon Space” alongside our English version. Click here for the full article. Nos complace ofrecer una versión en español de “LA RESISTENCIA DEL MULTICULTURALISMO:INMIGRANTES LATINAS NAVEGAN ESPACIOS MORMONESEN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA.” Haga clic aquí para ver elRead More »

From the Editor: 2020 Annual Appeal

Posted on December 1, 2020

Dear Friends of Dialogue, I am asking for your financial support. We have survived and thrived in a diverse market by providing a forum for measured scholarship, vibrant arts and culture, and mature leadership, attracting the top scholars and literary voices of our generation. We need your support to continue. The vision of establishing aRead More »

I Am Giving Columbus No More of My Time by Roni Jo Draper (Yurok)

Posted on October 12, 2020

As part of our 2021 special issue on Indigeneity and Mormon Studies, we will include a roundtable on the problematic legacy of Christopher Columbus. On this day the United States celebrates Christopher Columbus, here is a piece of this upcoming roundtable: “I Am Giving Columbus No More of My Time by Roni Jo Draper (Yurok).”Read More »

LGBTQ Latter-day Saint Theology

Posted on August 20, 2020

By Robert A. Rees & William S. Bradshaw Any discussion of theology relating to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begins with the recognition that traditionally members of the Church have tended to eschew acknowledgment of the fact that there is such a thing as “Latter-day Saint/Mormon theology.” This led contemporary Mormon philosopherRead More »

Remembering Armand Lind Mauss: 1928-2020

Posted on August 1, 2020

In Memoriam: Armand Mauss by Patrick Mason The academic field of Mormon studies lost one of its greatest pioneers and champions when Armand Lind Mauss passed away. In a field created and dominated over the past half century by American historians, Mauss was Mormon studies’ preeminent social scientist. He authored a number of influential studiesRead More »

Dialogue Book Review Roundtable: Mormonism and White Supremacy by Joanna Brooks

Posted on July 10, 2020

Joanna Brooks, Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and the Problem of Racial Innocence (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020) 240pp. Mormonism and White Supremacy as an Explanation of Mormonism’s Relationship with White Supremacy Reviewed by James C. Jones Mormonism and White Supremacy is almost exactly what you would expect from a book with such a title.Read More »

Author Response to Dialogue Book Review Roundtable: Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon by William Davis

Posted on June 7, 2020

The Future of Book of Mormon Studies: A Response to Dialogue’s Book Review Roundtable for Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon by William L. Davis I am deeply grateful to Elizabeth Fenton, Brian Hauglid, and Michael Austin for their thoughtful analyses of my book and forRead More »

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