Daniel Peterson
Daniel C. Peterson, professor of Islamic studies and Arabic at BYU, is editor-in-chief of the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative, founder of MormonScholarsTestify.org, chairman of "Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture" and a blogger for Patheos. His views do not necessarily represent those of BYU.

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Some nonbelievers suggest that they live more fully in this world than do those who expect another. There is little or no evidence for this, however, and deliberate failure to prepare for the future is general...
Three significant works of serious Mormon music have now been brought together in one missionary-minded compact disc.
Those closest to Joseph Smith seem to have had the highest opinion of him. And that is deeply significant.
William McLellin left the LDS Church an embittered man in 1838. But he maintained his faith in the Book of Mormon for the remaining 45 years of his life — partly as a result of his confidence in the Three...
A large new book provides one of the most in-depth commentary ever written on some of the most significant stories in the Book of Moses and the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible.
Most readers could, if pressed, come up with a list of books that have, in some way or another, had a pivotal influence on their lives or their way of thinking.
While nonbelievers can obviously be good people, it's difficult to see on what basis they can justify their moral beliefs or criticize others who don't share them.
The location of one of the important sites in the Old Testament remains unknown and controversial. But much can be learned from the debate about it.
A large ensemble of extraordinarily improbable facts makes our universe, and our lives, possible. How can these facts best be explained?
On our dynamic planet, change and decay are everywhere, even in things that appear to be stable. There is only one Person in whom full constancy is to be found.