CRITICAL VISION: THE RESEARCH AND WRITINGS OF JERALD AND SANDRA TANNER Raised LDS, as teenagers and prior to meeting each other, both Jerald and Sandra Tanner began to examine their LDS faith. Soon after they were introduced to each other, they began to research Mormonism in earnest and, in their words, left the LDS church to “become Christians.” They became prominent critics and together published more than forty books comparing Mormon teachings and those of traditional Christianity, distributing their works through their nonprofit organization, Utah Lighthouse Ministry. Following Jerald’s death this past October, Sandra has continued to operate the ministry. Panelists in this session will examine the many contributions to Mormon studies made by these knowledgeable critics who, for the past few decades, have been pushing Latter-day Saint scholars and Church members to address important aspects of their faith and history.
CAROLYN CAMPBELL, LAWRENCE FOSTER, RONALD V. HUGGINS, WILL BAGLEY, ALLEN ROBERTS