There are at least two embarrassing glitches in this article (embarrassing, anyway, for an obsessive-compulsive such as I): two occurrences of “new” in the very first sentence and a misplaced initial quotation mark. I’m not responsible for the first. I checked; a Deseret News editor must have changed my opening words. But I’m guilty of the second, alas.
Anyway, today’s column for the Deseret News is about what I genuinely regard as among the most exciting new developments in Mormon studies.