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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It's a natural human tendency to seek to walk in our own ways, after the image of our own god, whose image is in the likeness of the world. We need to correct for this tendency by continual reference to scriptu...
The annual FairMormon Conference is the largest regular gathering anywhere devoted to defending the claims of the restored church of Jesus Christ. This year's conference will be in Provo on Aug. 7-8.
God isn't merely a comfortable friend, though he can certainly be that. He is also the Lord, the Eternal Judge of the quick and the dead. Both truths must be kept in mind in order to have an accurate picture o...
Two very different men caught glimpses of the Earth as it appears from space, and they drew two very different messages from what they saw.
The gospel is never more precious, nor the distinction of what is important and what is relatively insignificant more clear, than at the death of a loved one.
What caused an elderly and obscure Galilean fisherman to leave his small village, travel to the greatest city of the ancient world, and gain the attention of the emperor? It must have been something quite unus...
One of the most significant scholars of the Book of Mormon in the history of Mormonism has recently published a massive book summarizing his lifetime of thinking and research on the subject titled “Mormon...
Some forms of Christianity teach that the Bible contains everything of importance for our salvation and understanding. But the New Testament itself clearly seems to disagree.
Some critics of Mormonism attempt to brush the testimonies of the witnesses to the Book of Mormon off with general skepticism about the reliability of human memory and eyewitness testimony. Does such skepticis...
The Book of Mormon neither discusses nor even mentions several of the distinctive doctrines of Mormonism. In what sense, then, can it be said to contain the "fulness" of the gospel?