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Daniel Peterson
Daniel Peterson teaches Arabic studies, founded BYU's Middle Eastern Texts Initiative, directs mormonscholarstestify.org, chairs mormoninterpreter.com, blogs daily at patheos.com/blogs/danpeterson and speaks only for himself.

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One of the most impressive things about the LDS Church is the willingness of many Saints — even after they have society's permission to relax and enjoy their retirement — to work, to serve and to de...
An interesting 2002 article examines a mocking parody of the Book of Mormon and two books that often were proposed as Joseph Smith's sources for writing it, and argues that, while they are, in fact, clearly pro...
Long popular among a few on the fringe, the idea that Jesus is a purely fictional character has now become fashionable in certain areas online. It has little or no merit. Evidence for his life is both early and...
The beginning of January, named after a Roman deity who looked both ways, has long been an occasion for reflection and resolution. This is as it should be, and is entirely in the spirit of the gospel.
The remarkable thing about Christmas is that the second member of the Godhead became a vulnerable baby, just as we all did. And he did it for us. We should marvel not just at this season but every day at that...
As it should be, Joseph Smith's birthday on Dec. 23 is far overshadowed by celebrations of Christmas. But he remains enormously important, not least because his life and mission confirm the truth of the Christm...
Clarence Jordan was a true Southern original who wanted to translate the ethical teachings of Jesus into language that would jolt his contemporaries into self-awareness. In our own different ways, we all need s...
If testimonies must be cultivated every day, what does that say about the nature of religious faith?
We cannot possibly repay what we owe for the unearned blessings we've received, but we can at least be thankful for them.
Archaeological research has provided invaluable knowledge about ancient history and the human past more generally. But, like everything human in this life, it has distinct limitations.