Karl Keller

R, professor of English at San Diego State University and a former member of the Board of Editors of Dialogue. He has published books on the Puritans and on Emily Dickinson and is at work finishing two books, one on Walt Whit￾man for The Johns Hopkins University Press and one on the Church for Doubleday, The Mormons are Coming, the Mormons are Coming.

The Witty and Witless Saints of a Nobel Prize Winner

Articles/Essays – Volume 06, No. 3

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Creation

Articles/Essays – Volume 01, No. 2

God may have his presencein silence only, made so that a man may have space and timeto make himself himself.Whatever is is lost — but the unmade silencesteach hope, and possibility,and all the virtues God gave men to make gods…

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Faith

Articles/Essays – Volume 01, No. 2

Sacramental hours cross this chapel of infinity where the arch of the brain dreams horror.And no one comes. Within the waiting shadows the silence says wait: the darkness is a piece of a piece in the rapture of even being. But no…

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Every Soul Has Its South

Articles/Essays – Volume 01, No. 2

Dialogue 1.2 (Summer 1966): 72–79
In this important article in one of the earliest Dialogue issues, Keller says “I went because I was frankly worried: worried that my wife and children should find me slipping after talking intense brotherhood, worried that the church members I led and taught should know where the doctrine but not the action in life is, worried that the students I counseled and read and philosophized with where I taught should reach for meaning for their lives and find no guts, worried in fact that I should somehow while propagating and preaching the Kingdom of God miss it, miss it altogether. The rest was nonsense.”

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“’I Never Knew a Time When I Did Not Know Joseph Smith”: A Son’s Record Of The Life And Testimony Of Sidney Rigdon

Articles/Essays – Volume 01, No. 4

Dialogue 1.4 (Spring 1966): 15–42
Not very long after the death of Sidney Rigdon, the influential preacher and compatriate to Joseph Smith in the first years of the Church, his son, John Wickliffe Rigdon, wrote an apology for his father.

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Pilgrimage of Awe: The Lord of Experience by Clinton F. Larson

Articles/Essays – Volume 03, No. 1

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On Words and the Word of God: The Delusions of a Mormon Literature

Articles/Essays – Volume 04, No. 3

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The New English Bible: Three Views: A Literary View

Articles/Essays – Volume 05, No. 4

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Far Beyond the Half-Way Covenant

Articles/Essays – Volume 06, No. 1

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The Comforter

Articles/Essays – Volume 06, No. 1

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The Christian Break

Articles/Essays – Volume 07, No. 2

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My Children on the Beach at Del Mar

Articles/Essays – Volume 07, No. 3

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The Example of Flannery O’Connor

Articles/Essays – Volume 09, No. 4

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Mormon Arts — A Contradiction!: A Review Essay: Arts and Inspiration: Mormon Perspectives edited by Steven P. Sondrup

Articles/Essays – Volume 14, No. 2

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