An Old Liberal Mormon Takes Stock

An Old Liberal Mormon Takes Stock Granting that liberal Mormonism long ago lost its respectability, I will nonetheless argue that it can serve to promote a friendly irreverence among the Latter-day Saints, who otherwise seem determined that God, though often angry, never laughs. I will pay my respects to Sunstone and reiterate my conviction that the annual symposium is crucial to the vitality of Mormon studies. Finally, as retiring editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, I will assess not so much what I have done or failed to do for Dialogue, as what it has done for me.

Levi S. Petersen