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New Scholarship on the Influence of the Small Plates on Mormon’s Writings

One of the things that fascinates me in my role as a co-editor for the Interpreter Foundation’s journal, Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, is seeing how…

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Understanding the God of the Old Testament: An Evangelical Scholar Explains the Meaning of “God Is Love”

Evangelical Bible scholar Ben Witherington has written a deeply interesting essay on the meaning of “God is love” for Biblical Archaeology’s “Bible History Daily” column. After explaining the wrong assumptions…

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The Surprisingly Modern Book of Mormon: The Perspective of an Archivist

One of the most astounding aspects of the Book of Mormon is the intricate detail it provides regarding its sources. As largely compiled by the military leader and master historian,…

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Review: Day of Defense by Scott Thormaehlen

Scott Thormaehlen’s new book, Day of Defense: Positive Talking Points for the Latter Days (Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, 2013) aims to help readers deal with misunderstandings and accusations regarding LDS…

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Mormon Voting: Religion May Not Have Been a Big Factor

From the Pew Forum, “How the Faithful Voted: 2012 Preliminary Analysis” we have exit-poll data on how Mormons voted in 2012 and in 2004 when it was Kerry vs. Bush…

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Are Mormons Ready for a Mormon President?

Regardless of who wins the election, I worry that there will be a lot of anger from the other side. From my perch in China, it looks like Romney might…

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