The ghoulish tactics of Dan Peterson and fiendish apologetics

Here I sit waiting for ghouls and goblins to manifest at my door with their insatiable demands for sugar-laden lucre. And while I await my ghoulish doom, I feel compelled to respond to perhaps the biggest ghoul of them all, … Continue reading

Infallible Proofs: Interpreting the Temple Endowment as Mystical Rhetoric

*Author’s Note: An earlier version of this address was presented at the annual Mormon Scholars in the Humanities conference, March 15, 2013 at Brigham Young University.  The Latter-day Saint temple endowment is a taboo topic for reasons obvious to probably … Continue reading

Religion in Translation: The Role of Scholarship in Fostering Understanding

Widespread respect is usually hard won in the realm of religion. [1] In the Greco-Roman world, the religion that was most esteemed was the religion of the ancient city-state, or polis. As a member of a polis community, one participated … Continue reading