“Whither Mormon Studies?”


The Cardston Alberta Temple
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Designed somewhat in the “prairie style” of Frank Lloyd Wright and dedicated in 1923, it has no connection with this blog entry. I just really like it.


It’s Friday, and Interpreter has published another article:




The author is John Gee (Ph.D., Yale University), who is a senior research fellow at Brigham Young University’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.


That makes thirty-five (35) consecutive weeks.  Pretty remarkable, I think.


We had only decided to launch it a little more than a week before the first article went up, and there’s been no break since then.  We’ve completed three volumes already, and we’re well into our fourth.


As, even now, an almost entirely volunteer effort — just for the record, since a few have (predictably) accused me of using it to enrich myself, I’ve drawn not a penny from it and have no plans to do so – Interpreter is nothing short of amazing.  I’m grateful to everybody who has contributed.



New Testament 147
"Mormon internet trolls, cyberbullies, and doxing"
Clayton Christensen, Harry Reid, and the baptism of a former three-term U.S. senator
On television's educational value
  • jamesj

    Part of your devious machinations no doubt—making money off of freely distributed materials & print-on-demand versions of said material sold at wholesale costs. Ingenious.

    On a more serious note, I am somewhat surprised that an Easter related article was not released this week given that you’ve posted on the subject a few times recently.

  • JamesJ

    “Someday I hope to demonstrate at book length that Christians have sound historical reason to [believe in the literal resurrection.].”

    Is this in the works at the moment or just in the planning stage (among the plethora of other projects floating about)?

    If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable… For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

    That reality makes all the difference in the world to me.

    Will be looking forward to your book.

    • danpeterson

      I’ve written little bits of it, but much of it is already very clear in my mind.

      Unfortunately, other projects are ahead of it in the queue — some of them related, as necessary precursors.