Hamblin and Peterson on Rescuing the Dead

This is another article that was inspired/provoked by the recent controversy about the Latter-day Saint practice of vicarious baptism for the deceased. 

Our own title for it was “Rescuing the Dead.”  In it, we try to demonstrate — and, of course, very much more could be said about this topic than a limit of 700-800 words will allow — that the idea that the living can and should do something for those who have died is very old and very widespread.

“World’s deadliest volcanoes identified”
Assyrian Christians, the latest captives of the “Islamic State”
“Exploring complexities in the English language of the Book of Mormon”
How long must we wait?