Recent Articles by Daniel Peterson
Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:00 pm MDT
Historical evidence suggests that the doctrine of three degrees of glory really did come by revelation, rather than from study and theological speculation.
Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:17 pm MDT
Critics often declare that the witnesses to the Book of Mormon never claimed to have literally seen or hefted the plates. But those who thus seek to dismiss the testimony of the Eight Witnesses ignore what the ...
Published: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 4:08 pm MDT
Unrealistic expectations and false assumptions mar many opinions about archaeology and the Book of Mormon. Here are brief notes on at least two of them.
Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3:22 pm MDT
Although few recognize it, the area around Palmyra, New York, is, in its way, sacred and significant in a way quite comparable to Jerusalem and the land of the Bible.
Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
The notion of "ascending" to Jerusalem reflects not only the city's location on a mountain ridge but also its status as the once and future site of a temple of the Lord.
Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 5:02 pm MDT
The basic principles of warfare haven't changed in thousands of years. So what can the study of military history tell us about the plausibility of the Book of Mormon?
Published: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
We take it for granted, but the fact that the universe makes sense, and that it's even, at its deepest levels, mathematically elegant, is remarkable. Is this significant? Does it point beyond itself? And, if so...
Published: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 5:29 pm MDT
A somewhat mysterious ancient document, almost certainly unavailable to Joseph Smith or any of his contemporaries, shows numerous interesting parallels to 1 Nephi in the Book of Mormon.
Published: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 5:38 pm MDT
In an age that celebrates liberation, talk of submission can be quite unwelcome. However, while liberation is often good and important, so also, at times, is submissive obedience and trust. Indeed, without subm...
Published: Thursday, March 26, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
Joseph Smith used a stone in a hat to help him in his translation of the Book of Mormon. Critics have made merry over this, but it makes sense and it's actually an indicator that he was telling the truth.