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John Welch, "How Much Was Known about Chiasmus in 1829 When the Book of Mormon Was Translated?" FARMS Review 15/1 (2003). Professor Welch is a fellow at the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Church History. Read it!
Interview with David Paulsen, "Are Mormons Trinitarians?" From Modern Reformation. Dr. Paulsen is a professor of philosophy at Brigham Young University. Read it!
Ronald Walker, "The New Mormon History: Mormon Historical Writing Since 1950," in Mormon History, James Allen, David Whittaker & Ronald Walker, eds. Dr. Walker is a professor at Brigham Young University's Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Church History. Read it!
Robert W. McGee, "Is it Unethical to Evade Taxes in an Evil or Corrupt State? A Look at Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Mormon, and Baha'i Perspectives," Journal of Accounting Ethics & Public Policy 2 (Winter 1999). Professor McGee teaches at the Andreas School of Business at Barry University.
The ethics of tax evasion has been a neglected topic in both the accounting and ethical literature. Until recently, not much has appeared on this topic. The present article reviews the recent literature, focusing on the question of whether tax evasion is unethical in an evil or corrupt state. The author concludes by giving his own views on the subject.
Blake Ostler, "Re-visioning the Mormon Concept of God," Element: An E-Journal of Mormon Philosophy. Mr. Oslter is an independent researcher specializing in Mormonism and the analytic philosophy of religion. In this article he offers a new philosophical interpretation of the Mormon concept of God and Godhead. Read it!
D. Michael Quinn, "On Being a Mormon Hisotiran (and The Aftermath)," in Faithful History, George D. Smith, ed., Salt Lake City: Signature Books. Dr. Quinn is a former professor of history at Brigham Young University. In this essay he discusses his experience researching and teaching Mormon history, as well as his confrontations with Church authorities over that work. Read it!
Matthew Astle, "The Failure of Mormon Self-Government," a working paper. Mr. Anstle is a student at Harvard Law School. He can be contacted with comments, etc. at email@example.com. In this paper he discusses the attempts of 19th century Mormons to establish their own self-governing commonwealth. Read it!
Duane E. Jeffery, interviewed by Keith Norman "Thoughts on Mormonism, Evolution, and Brigham Young University," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 35 (Winter 2002). Dr. Jeffery is a professor of zoology at Brigham Young University. Read it!
Michael Ash, "The Mormon Myth of Evil Evolution," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 35 (Winter 2002). Read it!
Robert Rees, "Joseph Smith, The Book of Mormon, and the American Renaissance," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 35 (Fall 2002). Read it!
Jeffrey R. Johansen, "Wars of Redemption, Wars of Revenge," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 35 (Fall 2002). This article presents a Mormon just war argument against a preemptive strike on Iraq. Read it!
James Faulconer, "Adam and Eve -- Community: Reading Genesis 2-3," Journal of Philosophy and Scripture. Dr. Faulconer is a professor of philosophy at Brigham Young University. In this article he offers a philosophical commentary on the Fall narrative. Although not explicitly "Mormon" in his approach, Dr. Faulconer's reading should be of interest to students of LDS theology. Read it!