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Balancing Religious Tensions with Mauro Properzi

1 month 1 week ago

Finding a balance between loyalty or commitment to one’s faith and sympathetic openness to other faiths is one of the biggest challenges Mormons face in an age of inclusiveness. The classic “theology of religions” view of other faiths known as “Inclusivism” broadly fits what Dr. Mauro Properzi thinks this balance should look like in an LDS […]

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Finding Christ in Jewish Holy Days

1 month 3 weeks ago

Gale Boyd is a convert to the LDS Church. In 1983, she and her husband decided to move their family to Israel to explore their Jewish heritage. She was unprepared for the culture shock she experienced as an American Jewish Mormon living in Jewish Zion. Not only was there the language barrier but also the differences […]

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Religious Symbolism in Sacred Art

1 month 4 weeks ago

Rita Wright is the curator for the Springville Museum of Art in Springfield, Utah. Formerly, she taught art at Brigham Young University and was the curator for the LDS Church History Museum. Currently she sits on the worldwide committee for art selection for the LDS Church. She joins Laura Harris Hales of the LDS Perspectives Podcast […]

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What is Doctrine?

2 months 1 week ago

Dr. Michael Goodman was part of the team tagged to write the institute cornerstone course The Eternal Family. He and his team developed 28 lessons using the 600-word “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” as a framework. When deciding what to include, the writers needed to determine what was doctrine and what was individual […]

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A Closer Look at Mormon Studies

2 months 2 weeks ago

Historian, author, and educator Patrick Mason tells his students that Mormon studies is just a really fun place to play. It gets to the heart of the questions we have in 21st century society. By studying Mormonism, we can learn more about the world we live in as it touches on the following: Minority/majority relations; How […]

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The Mormon Trail

2 months 3 weeks ago

Artists Josh Clare, John Burton, and Bryan Mark Taylor worked for years on a project called Saints at Devil’s Gate. It consists of landscapes capturing the Mormon Trail, the 1,300-mile route from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City, Utah, that mid-19th century pioneers traveled on their migration west. The artists’ intention was to pair their […]

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185 Years of Women’s Discourse in the LDS Church

2 months 3 weeks ago

Editors Jenny Reeder and Kate Holbrook, respectively 19th- and 20th-century women’s historians, discuss their multi-year project to bring LDS women’s speeches together in At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women. This is the second book to come out of the Church Historian’s Press in as many years with the goal of making LDS women’s experiences, […]

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George Watt and the Journal of Discourses

3 months 1 week ago

In LDS Perspectives Podcast’s first doubleheader, they present an episode covering the discrepancies between the shorthand versions of speeches of early Church leaders in Utah and their published versions. First, Russell Stevenson interviews Gerrit Dirkmaat about the research he and LaJean Carruth did comparing the shorthand notes of George Watt to some of the speeches in the Journal […]

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Learning from Pakistan with Robert Eaton

3 months 2 weeks ago

Several years ago a group of professors at BYU-I designed an interdisciplinary course entitled “Global Hotspot: Pakistan at the Crossroad of Conflict.” Students are asked to learn and analyze issues relating to Pakistan’s history, geography, culture, languages, and religions. But the real purpose of this course is to use Pakistan as a giant case study […]

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