Tag: Philip L. Barlow

Questing and Questioning

By Philip L. Barlow   I have before me a series of letters a private elementary school teacher reportedly assigned her students to address to God. The letters pose questions. They are often “cute”—after the order of Art Linkletter or Bill Cosby interviewing children on an old-fashioned television program. Here is one by a girl …

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A Joseph Smith Too Small

Philip L. Barlow is Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University. Earlier this year, Oxford University Press published an updated version of his classic book, Mormons and the Bible. The following excerpt is from its new preface. IN RECENT YEARS I have come to judge [Joseph Smith’s] project as …

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