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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Beyond Dogmatism

Written on September 12, 2018 at 9:50 am, by

By R. Devan Jensen Executive Editor at the Religious Studies Center Religion is sometimes attacked as a source of ignorance and conflict. While all humans are subject to confirmation bias, perhaps the real danger is dogmatism, or the tendency to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others,

The Expanded Canon

Written on September 6, 2018 at 4:27 pm, by

By R. Devan Jensen Executive Editor at the Religious Studies Center Review of Blair G. Van Dyke, Brian D. Birch, and Boyd J. Petersen, eds. The Expanded Canon: Perspectives on Mormonism & Sacred Texts. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2018. 258 pp. $25.95. In The Expanded Canon, the first volume of the new UVU Comparative

Saints: Moving Stories Supported by Solid Sources

Written on September 5, 2018 at 9:25 am, by

By R. Devan Jensen Executive Editor at the Religious Studies Center Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815–1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is