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Beyond Dogmatism

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, especially when it leads to prejudice or violence. That condition may

The Expanded Canon

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 Mormon Studies series, the editors point out that Latter-day Saints, like

Saints: Moving Stories Supported by Solid Sources

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 very readable, with personal accounts that share deep emotions felt during

New Interim Religious Education Dean, Associate Dean, Publications Director

Welcome to three new leaders of the Religious Studies Center team! Effective July 1, professor of ancient scripture Daniel K Judd began service as the interim dean for Religious Education and director of the Religious Studies Center. He most recently served as associate dean in Religious Education and previously served as chair of the Department of Ancient Scripture.

A New Year with Inspiring New Publications

Happy new year! As LDS Church Gospel Doctrine teachers and students embark on a study of the Old Testament, we hope many will navigate their journey using our Gospel Doctrine supplemental reading. Readers may particularly enjoy our Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament and John Gee’s Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Our books will include

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