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In other words, being gay doesn’t change a person’s character, integrity, or worth. If our dialogue about LGBT Mormons doesn’t teach us any more than this, we will have come a long way. — Bob Rees

1977: Val D. MacMurray, “Warning: Labels Can Be Hazardous to Your Health,” Dialogue 10.4 (Winter 1977): 130–132.

1987: R. Jan Stout, “Sin and Sexuality: Psychobiology and the Development of Homosexuality,” Dialogue 20.2 (Summer 1987): 31–43.

1993: T.J. O’Brian, “You Are Not Alone: A Plea for Understanding the Homosexual Condition,” Dialogue 26.3 (Fall 1993): 119–140.

…As long as that folklore lingers in the popular Mormon grapevine, it will continue to offend converts and potential converts of African ancestry. . . [and will] continue to undermine the prospects for church growth until it is formally and publicly repudiated. — Armand Mauss

1967: Armand L. Mauss, “Mormonism and the Negro: Faith, Folklore and Civil RightsDialogue 2.4 (Winter 1967): 19 – 40.

1969: Lester E. Bush, “A Commentary of Stephen G. Taggart’s Mormonism’s Negro Policy: Social and Historical OriginsDialogue 4.4 (Winter 1969): 86 – 103.

Many–but not all–of the men and especially women entering into Joseph Smith’s order of plural marriage did so primarily as a show of loyalty, obedience and sacrifice to Smith, coupled with Smith’s assurance that blessings unimaginable awaited them. — Gary James Bergera

1974: Lawrence Foster, “A Little-Known Defense of Polygamy from the Mormon Press in 1842,” Dialogue 9.4 (Winter 1974): 21 – 34.

1979: James Clayton, “The Supreme Court, Polygamy and the Enforcement of Morals in Nineteenth Century America,” Dialogue 12.4 (Winter 1979): 46– 61.

1985: D. Michael Quinn, “LDS Church Authority and New Plural Marriages, 1890-1904,” Dialogue 18.1 (Spring 1985): 9– 105.

1985: Richard S. Van Wagoner, “Mormon Polyandry in Nauvoo,” Dialogue 18.3 (Fall 1985): 67– 83.

Dialogue has been *crucial* in terms of documenting Mormon feminist history and experience. — Joanna Brooks

1971: Pink issue, especially Claudia’s introduction

1978: Dixie Snow Huefner, “Church and Politics at the Utah IWY Conference,” Dialogue 11.1 (1978): 58 – 76.

1981: Red issue, especially the following articles


Carol Cornwall Madsen, “Mormon Women and the Struggle for Definition: The Nineteenth-Century Church,” Sunstone 6 (November – December 1981): 7 – 11.  Rpt. Dialogue 14.4 (Winter 1981): 40 – 47.

Our text of the Book of Mormon should be the very best possible A careful comparison with the early manuscripts could in many instances improve our published text, bringing it back to the way Joseph Smith presumably intended it to be. It would not be a matter of making a poor thing better: it is a matter of making a work of inestimable value more accurate. – Stan Larson

1977: Stan Larson, “Textual variants in Book of Mormon ManuscriptsDialogue 10.4 (Autumn 1977): 8 – 30.

1982: Richard Van Wagoner and Steve Walker, “Joseph Smith: ‘The Gift of Seeing’ Dialogue 15.2 (Summer 1982): 48 – 68.

1987: Blake T. Ostler, “The Book of Mormon as a Modern Expansion of an Ancient Source,” Dialogue 20.2 (Spring 1978): 66– 123.

In the end, of course, acceptance of the Book of Abraham is a matter of faith, which is true of all scripture, whether ancient or modern, whether deriving from the Old World or the New. I personally find the Book of Abraham to be a completely fascinating little volume. — Kevin Barney

1968: Dialogue Issue 3.2 especially the following articles:

John A. Wilson, “The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: A Summary Report” 67 – 85.

Richard A. Parker, “The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: The Joseph Smith Papyri: A Preliminary Report” 86 – 88.

Richard P. Howard, “The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: A Tentative Approach to the Book of Abraham” 89 – 92.

Grant S. Heward & Jerald Tanner, “The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: Translations and Interpretations: The Source of the Book of Abraham Identified” 89 – 97.

Well there will be more from the fossils, I’m pretty sure of that. The fossil record is getting more and more complete every day.  — Duane Jeffrey

1973: Duane E. Jeffrey, “Seers, Savants and Evolution: The Uncomfortable Interface,” Dialogue 8.3/4 (Autumn/Winter 1973): 41 – 73.

1974: Dow Woodward, Stephen & Kathy Snow, Michael Schwab, Duane E. Jeffrey, Norm L. Eatough, “Seers, Savants and Evolution: A Continuing Dialogue,” Dialogue 9.3 (Autumn 1974): 21–37.

1979: William E. Stokes, “An Official Position,” Dialogue 12.4 (Winter 1979): 90–92.

<...biblical Israel served as an exemplary model for those Christian thinkers and groups who took seriously the Old Testament example of life lived in faith, despite all catastrophes and sufferings, of the presence of holiness in the concrete world of nature and history.- Seymour Cain

1968: Louis Midgley, “The Divinity in HumanityDialogue 3.2 (Summer 1968): 134 – 138.

1972: Leslie No’el Swaney, “Modern Biblical ScholarshipDialogue 7.2 (Summer 1972): 73– 74.

1974: Margaret Rampton Munk, “Three portraits of women from the Old Testament,” Dialogue 9.2 (Summer 1974): 53– 61.

“The Word became flesh and gives of the things of earth to sustain us—wheat for bread, water for wine, the stuff of earth become the things of heaven, all of it changed, redeemed, restored, because Christ is risen.”  — Andrew Ashcroft

2001: Keith Norman, “Taking Up the Cross,” Dialogue 34.4 (Fall/Winter 2001): 188 – 192.

2004: Robert Rees, “Why Mormons Should Celebrate Holy Week,” Dialogue 37.3 (Fall 2004): 151 – 167.

2011: Harlow Soderberg Clark, “Easter Sermons,” Dialogue 44.2 (Summer 2011): 150 – 151.