Dialogue Heritage #2February 12, 2020
In this second Dialogue Heritage episode, Editor Taylor Petrey looks at five important conversations in the early 1970s: gender, race, politics and evolution. Petrey first looks at the issue of gender and highlights the back and forth on including more women in the pages of Dialogue and the production of the Pink Issue. Next, Petrey looks at the famous article by Lester Bush on race and the priesthood and the little-known problematic response by Hugh Nibley, who uses racist doctrine to buttress his arguements. Then, Petrey looks at politics around Watergate and Cleon Skouson. Finally, Petrey looks at Duane Jeffrey’s contextualization of evolution, which prompted an official rebuke by then Elder Ezra Taft Benson.