Topic Pages

Topic Pages: Deification

Posted on June 12, 2016

I often muse what I would do if I were God. — Gay Taylor

1966: Truman Madsen, “Joseph Smith and the Sources of Love,” Dialogue 1.1 (Spring 1966): 122 – 134.

1970: O. Kendall White, Jr., “The Transformation of Mormon Theology,” Dialogue 5.2 (Summer 1970): 9 – 24.

1989: Gay Taylor, “If I Were God,” Dialogue 22.1 (Spring 1989): 106 – 113.

1989: Max Nolan, “Materialism and the Mormon Faith,” Dialogue 22.4 (Winter 1989): 106 – 113.

Topic pages: Book of Abraham

Posted on April 3, 2016

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.

Topic Pages: Evolution

Posted on March 7, 2016

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.

Topic Pages: Old Testament Resources

Posted on February 19, 2016

<...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.

Topic Pages: Christmas

Posted on December 3, 2015

So we would wish you peace beside your fire, Peace with your children, peace between you two, Peace with your friends, and those you serve or hire, Peace in your country. –Helen Candlands Stark

1972: Samuel W. Taylor, “The Second Coming of Santa Clause: Christmas in a Polygamous Family,” Dialogue 7.3 (Autumn 1972): 7 – 10.

1972: Wayne Carver, “A Child’s Christmas in Utah,” Dialogue 7.3 (Autumn 1972): 13 – 17.

Topic Pages: Easter

Posted on November 20, 2015

“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.