Speaker: Levi Peterson

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Mormon convert Peter McAuslan emigrated from Scotland in 1854. After arriving in Utah, Mormons experienced natural disasters, a reformation, and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. These violent events and the insistence on absolute obedience to Church leaders tore at McAuslan’s faith. Having become dissenters and fearful for their lives, his family left Utah under protection of …

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INTERPRETING NOAH’S FLOOD IN A SCIENTIFIC AGE

As a point of departure, this panel will refer to an article published in the fall 2007 issue of Dialogue, “On Balancing Faith in Mormonism with Traditional Biblical Stories: The Noachian Flood Story,” by BYU professors Clayton White and Mark Thomas (accessible at HTTP://WWW.DIALOGUEJOURNAL. COM.) This article argues that faithful Latter-day Saints may appropriately harmonize …

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How Big Is the Mormon Tent? Toward a New Understanding of What It Means To Be “Mormon” How Big Is the Mormon Tent? Toward a New Understanding of What It Means To Be “Mormon”

How Big Is the Mormon Tent? Toward a New Understanding of What It Means To Be “Mormon” How Big Is the Mormon Tent? Toward a New Understanding of What It Means To Be “Mormon” What is in a name? . . .Apparently a lot! As recent interviews and official announcements have indicated, as the Church …

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The Backslider’s Revenge: An Interview with Levi Peterson

The Backslider’s Revenge: An Interview with Levi Peterson Levi Peterson, one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in Mormon letters, has recently left Utah after retiring from Weber State University, where he taught English. Peterson, the man behind the scraggly mustache, who is often clad in–yes–Levi’s, fastened with one of those gaudy Western buckles, …

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