Few figures in the development of Mormon studies during the late-twentieth century are more significant than D. Michael Quinn. Educated at Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and Yale University, Quinn was among scholars who revisited and revised the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He worked as a researcherRead More »The post Call for Papers: D. Michael Quinn: The Life and Times of a Mormon Historian first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
Kristine L. Haglund joins Andrew and Cristina to talk about her book, Eugene England: A Mormon Liberal. Kristine is a writer, editor, and independent scholar, and the former editor of Dialogue. England championed an optimistic Mormon faith open to liberalizing ideas from American culture. At the same time, he remained devoted to a conservative Mormonism that he saw as a vehicle forRead More »The post Dialogue Book Report #13: Kristine Haglund on Eugene England first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
Charles Beacham has always been a storyteller. As a boy, he’d write and tell stories, draw his own comic books, and force his younger brothers to act in his extremely low-budget films. As a teenager and aspiring musician, he explored his love of story through songwriting. Charles’s love of technology and narrative led him toRead More »The post Dialogue Gospel Study #50 w/Charles Beacham first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
Listen on Spotify. Listen on Apple. In early May 2020, I had to tell my father that his sister, shádí, was dying from the coronavirus. I woke up that morning, thinking about my aunt and crying. I just knew that she was struggling. Then, my cousin called to tell me that my aunt was gettingRead More »The post Dialogue Out Loud #13: Diné Doctor: A Latter-day Saint Story of Healing by Farina King first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
Dr. Terryl L. Givens joins us to talk about his newest book, Stretching the Heavens: The Life of Eugene England and the Crisis of Modern Mormonism. Eugene England was one of the primary founders of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought in 1966, an English professor at Brigham Young University, and one of the leading intellectuals in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-dayRead More »The post Dialogue Book Report #12: Terryl L. Givens on Eugene England first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
Many times throughout my childhood, I heard various church members or my parents tell me that we had to choose between being Navajo and being Mormon. Our family went to church, prayed, and had family home evening regularly. Church was our culture. I remember talks referencing the Book of Mormon scripture: “For there are manyRead More »The post Dialogue Out Loud #12: The Lamanite Dilemma: Mormonism and Indigeneity by Monika Brown Crowfoot first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
Heather Harris-Bergevin manages her life and that of several others from the front seat of a Prius. Sometimes she writes stuff (Lawless Women, BCC Press), usually poetry. She’s liable to break into showtunes at any time, and always simping over Tom Hiddleston’s voice. Her hobbies include avoiding vacuuming, fixing her sewing machine, and figuring outRead More »The post Dialogue Gospel Study #49 w/Page Turner and Heather Harris-Bergevin first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
George Handley is a professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities at BYU where he has taught since 1998. His research interests in the area of environmental humanities have resulted in various publications on literature and the environment; an environmental memoir, Home Waters; a novel, American Fork; and a recent collection of essays on the environmental values of Mormonism, entitled The Hope ofRead More »The post Dialogue Gospel Study #48 w/George Handley first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
First a conversation with the music scholars Michael Hicks and Jake Johnson about their recent work on Mormon music and theater. Then a conversation with two book reviewers, Amanda Ray and Liz Busby, to talk about recent novels by Mormon authors.The post Dialogue Book Report #11: Mormon Music and Novels first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
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 »The post Topic pages: Joseph Smith first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
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 »The post Topic pages: Polygamy first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
2019: Cheryl Bruno, “Then and Now” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 52 No. 1(2019): 79. In this poem, Bruno describes the differences between ancient temples and modern day temples. 2019: Linda Hoffman Kimball, “Friday Morning Shift” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 52 No. 1(2019): 84. Kimball describes her feelings about the temple whileRead More »The post Topic pages: Temples first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
Joshua Molina studied broadcast journalism at BYU and currently works as a marketing executive for a Silicon Valley startup. He served a Spanish speaking mission in Idaho and is currently a member of his stake’s High Council. Joshua was born in Ecuador, grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in Phoenix with his wife and three daughters. HeRead More »The post Dialogue Gospel Study #47 w/Joshua Molina first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
On July 24, Utah celebrates the state holiday of Pioneer Day, in commemoration and honor of the Mormon pioneers. With a hallowed and complicated history, pioneers are a mainstay in the history of Mormonism. Below are a curated collection of poetry, fiction, articles, and reviews that have been published in the pages of Dialogue. Poetry, Fiction,Read More »The post Pioneers in Dialogue first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
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, Web Only (2020). A Roundtable discussion of William L Davis’ Visions in a Seer Stone (published in 2020). The reviewersRead More »The post Topic pages: Book of Mormon Studies first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
Kimberly Applewhite Teitter, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in the Salt Lake City area. She is featured in the latest volume of “Why I Stay: Contemporary challenges of discipleship,” edited by Bob Rees. Kimberly serves as a bishop’s wife and Assistant Director of Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir. She is also a proudRead More »The post Dialogue Gospel Study #46 with Kimberly Applewhite Teitter first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
For our Dialogue Gospel Study (14 March 2021) on Doctrine and Covenants 25, Melody Newey Johnson asked participants to write down a word, words, or phrases that came to mind when they thought of Emma Smith. Melody compiled these into a concrete poem (best viewed full screen on a computer). On Emma’s birthday, we publishRead More »The post Who Is Emma Smith? Compiled by Melody Newey Johnson first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
Dialogue has been *crucial* in terms of documenting Mormon feminist history and experience. — Joanna Brooks
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. The post Topic pages: Feminism first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
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 »The post Topic Pages: Race Issues first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.
Dialogue Gospel Study June 27th with Matthew Bowman Matthew Bowman is the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of The Mormon People: The Making of An American Faith (Random House, 2012), and the co-editor (with Kate Holbrook) of Women and Mormonism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. (University of Utah, 2016). He has alsoRead More »The post Dialogue Gospel Study #45 with Matthew Bowman first appeared on The Dialogue Journal.