“The surprisingly modern story of a medieval Muslim”



The possible (but not certain) tomb of al-Ghazali in Tus (Toos), within modern-day Iran
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The most recent bi-weekly Hamblin/Peterson column for the Deseret News:





What would Wesley do? Methodists coping with decline in numbers
"Twelve reasons why I never argue with internet atheists"
Roots and Wings
Recovering (at least part of) a lost sermon by the Prophet Joseph Smith
  • http://nathanrichardson.com/ Nathan

    This was my favorite article when you were doing that series for Meridian Magazine. I shared it with multiple people. I even printed off a copy, folded it in half, and tucked it into the inside cover of The Incoherence of the Philosophers in the BYU library, for the reading pleasure of whomever checked it out next. It’s a great little introduction to epistemology, and a fun parallel to Gerald Lund’s Ensign article about Korihor.

    • DanielPeterson

      Sigh. You noticed. We very rarely do retreads, and I don’t think anybody’s ever noticed before, so it seemed okay this time. I simply ran out of minutes in the day when it was due.

      • http://nathanrichardson.com/ Nathan

        LOL! Well, don’t worry—I won’t tell anyone, or post that knowledge in any kind of a public forum where others can read it. Your secrets are safe with me!