Topic Pages

Topic pages: Joseph Smith

Posted on July 27, 2021

2019: Steven Shields, “Joseph Smith and Sidney Ridgon: Co-founders of a Movement” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 52 No. 3 (2019): 1–18.  Shields argues that if you deny or dismiss Sidney Ridgon’s contributions to the early church, then the scripture canon during this time would need to be reinterpreted. 2018: Richard Sleegers, “Pedagogy ofRead More »

Topic pages: Polygamy

Posted on July 27, 2021

  2019: Blaire Ostler, “Queer Polygamy” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 52 No. 1 (2019): 33–43. Ostler addresses the problems with what she terms the “Standard Model of Polygamy.” She discusses how these problems might be resolved if it is put into a new type of model that she terms “Queer Polygamy.” 2019: HelynneRead More »

Topic pages: Temples

Posted on July 25, 2021

2019: Margaret Blair Young, “Patience, Faith, and the Temple in 2019” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 52 No. 1(2019): 169–178. Young shares her testimony of temple work even though she found some wording in the endowment ceremony sexist. 2019: Interview, “LDS Women’s Authority and the Temple: A Feminist FHE Discussion with Maxine Hanks” Dialogue:Read More »

Topic pages: Book of Mormon Studies

Posted on July 18, 2021

  Podcasts:  Dialogue Topics Pages Podcast: Book of Mormon, Part 1 Dialogue Topics Pages Podcast: Book of Mormon, Part 2 2020: Elizabeth Fenton; Brian M. Hauglid,; Michael Austin, “Dialogue Book Review Roundtable: Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon by William Davis” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, WebRead More »

Topic pages: Feminism

Posted on July 3, 2021

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.

Topic Pages: Race Issues

Posted on June 30, 2021

2019: Rebecca de Schweinitz, “There is no Equality”: William E Berrett, BYU, and healing the Wounds of Racism in the Latter- Day Saint Past and Present” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 52 No. 3 (2019):62–83. De Schweintiz documents how students at BYU still hear racist reasons for the priesthood/temple ban in classes, missions, Gospel Doctrine,Read More »

Topic Pages: Deification

Posted on June 12, 2021

2006: Kirk D. Hagen: “Eternal Progression in a Multiverse: An Explorative Mormon Cosmology,” Dialogue 38.1 (Summer 2005): 1– 45. This article is an examination of the Mormon doctrine of eternal progression within the context of big-bang cosmology, a description of a finite universe that appears to contradict that doctrine. I argue that a multiverse cosmology,Read More »

Topic Pages: First Vision

Posted on June 3, 2021

2020: Steven C. Harper, “First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins.” Dialogue Lectures Podcast #48.  Harper discusses how the principles of memory may have influenced Joseph Smith as he recorded his multiple First Vision accounts. Harper essentially says that when we want to remember something our recollection is both affected by what actually happened in the pastRead More »

Topic pages: LGBT issues

Posted on May 3, 2021

2021: Spring Issue, Dialogue 54.1, (Spring 2021). “Queer Mormon Histories and the Politics of a Usable Past” by Alexandria Griffin “The Theological Trajectory of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” by M. David Huston “Variety of Perceptions of God Among Latter-day Saints” by Taylor Kerby “Excommunication and Finding Wholeness” by John Gustav-Wrathall The SpringRead More »

Topic pages: Book of Abraham

Posted on April 3, 2021

  Podcast: Dialogue Topics Pages Podcast: Book of Abraham 2012: Andrew Cook, “Formulas and Facts:A Response to John Gee,” Dialogue 45.3 (Fall 2012): 1 – 10. In Winter 2010, Chris Smith and I published an article in Dialogue demonstrating that no more than~56 cm of papyrus can be missing from the interior of the scrollRead More »


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