Topic Pages

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

2022: Charlotte Scholl Shurtz, “A Queer Heavenly Family: Expanding Godhood Beyond a Heterosexual, Cisgender Couple” Dialogue 55.1 (Spring 2022): 69–98. Although the concept of Heavenly Mother is empowering for many women, the focus on God as a cisgender, heterosexual couple also limits who can see their own divinity reflected in the stories told about God.Read 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 »

Topic Pages: Evolution

Posted on March 7, 2021

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, 2021

2012: Grant Hardy, “The King James Bible and the Future of Missionary Work,” Dialogue 45.2 (Summer 2012): 1– 44. “Another difficulty, also related to new truths being revealed in familiar language, is that modernday scriptures occasionally make their points with phrases borrowed from the KJV, but taken out of context. Consequently, the Latter-day meanings cannot beRead More »

Topic Pages: Christian Holidays

Posted on December 3, 2020

  2013: Robert Rees, “Easter,” Dialogue 46.2 (Summer 2013): 92 – 93. A poem about a grandfather watching his grandson experience Easter. 2013: Michael Hicks, “Singing in the Easter Choir beside My Enemy,” Dialogue 46.2 (Summer 2013): 103. A poem about a man singing next to his enemy.  2013: Boyd Petersen, “Rethinking the LDS Aversion to the Cross,” Dialogue 46.2 (Summer 2013):Read More »

Topic Pages: Politics

Posted on September 4, 2020

  2015: Saskia (Mees) Tielens, “Review: Guilty as Charged? Mormonism in Nazi Germany David Conley Nelson. Moroni and the Swastika: Mormons in Nazi Germany” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 48 No. 3 (2019): 124–129. Response to Moroni and the Swastika: Mormons in Nazi Germany wherein David C. Nelson describes the relationship between the ChurchRead More »


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