Crisis of Faith Experiences among Faithful Mormon Intellectuals Do I still believe in God? Is the Mormon understanding of God and the universe something I can continue to embrace? Is it possible to keep my intellectual integrity and still be a deeply committed Mormon? What would happen if I abandoned my faith? A crisis of faith experience stretches one’s emotional, spiritual, and intellectual resources to the limit. This presentation explores research conducted at Harvard University that tells the stories of six highly educated Mormons, all of whom traveled to the very edge of religious doubt yet ultimately chose to remain committed Mormons. These intriguing personal journeys are explored in the context of the presenter’s own crisis of faith. What emerges is an interesting picture of what goes on in the minds and hearts of thoughtful Mormons as they fight to keep faith alive.
Matt Connelly, John Dehlin