SL10214: Meditations on William H. Chamberlin and Why One Should Remain Mormon

“Even if Mormonism were not true, we could make the cause they loved true, and bend it to the service of our God.” –William H. Chamberlin. Few people have had more reason to leave Mormonism than William H. Chamberlin. He was one of the first Mormons to do formal studies in philosophy and biblical criticism and ended up blacklisted from teaching for Church Education after the 1911 modernism controversy at BYU. Harvard colleagues suggested Chamberlin seek a position outside of Utah, but he refused to consider it: