Taylor G. Petrey

Taylor Petrey is the editor of Dialogue: a journal of Mormon thought. Petrey holds a BA in philosophy and religion from Pace University, and both an MTS and a Th.D. degree from Harvard Divinity School in New Testament and Early Christianity. He joined the faculty of Kalamazoo College in 2010 and served as the Director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality program from 2012 through 2016. He is currently chair of the Religion Department. Petrey is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on Mormonism, gender, sexuality, and early Christian thought. His essay “Toward a Post-Heterosexual Mormon Theology” received Dialogue’s “Best Article” award in 2011 and has become one of the most downloaded and cited articles in the journal’s history.


Articles/Essays – Volume 56, No. 3

In September 1993, six people were excommunicated or disfellowshipped from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The events were widely covered in news media. Lynne Kanavel Whitesides, Avraham Gileadi, Paul Toscano, Maxine Hanks,…

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Dedicated Blank Pages

Articles/Essays – Volume 55, No. 1

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After a Post-Heterosexual Mormon Theology: A Ten-Year Retrospective

Articles/Essays – Volume 54, No. 4

Dialogue 54.4 (Winter 2021): 111–137
Ten years ago, my article “Toward a Post-Heterosexual Mormon Theology” was published in Dialogue. I did not know what to expect when it made its way into the world, but it ended up being a widely discussed piece and has been accessed tens of thousands of times. The public discussion about my ideas was both critical and appreciative. In the wake of the article, my own research and thinking have also developed.

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Review: Finding Mormon Theology Again Terryl L. Givens.Wrestling the Angel: TheFoundations of Mormon Thought:Cosmos, God, Humanity

Articles/Essays – Volume 49, No. 1

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Practicing Divinity

Articles/Essays – Volume 42, No. 2

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Toward a Post-Heterosexual Mormon Theology

Articles/Essays – Volume 44, No. 4

Dialogue 44.4 (Winter 2011): 106–141
From Editor Taylor Petrey: “Toward a Post-heterosexual Mormon Theology”  was actually the first major article I ever published. I did not know what to expect, but it ended up being a widely discussed piece, accessed tens of thousands of times.⁠ To this day I still receive notes of appreciation for this article. 

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