Recent Articles by Daniel Peterson
Published: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:59 pm MDT
Many critics of the Book of Mormon regularly base their arguments on faulty assumptions and misconceptions. An article published in 1993 could help them and others by eliminating those misconceptions and corre...
Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:34 pm MDT
Nephi's seeming prediction of the mission of Christopher Columbus is accurate in a remarkable way that has only become apparent to English-speaking non-specialists within the past generation.
Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 3:30 pm MDT
In a path-breaking 1958 article, Hugh Nibley argued that the lost ancient concept of the temple had reappeared suddenly in America in the early 1800s, something explainable only by revelation. Other scholars ha...
Published: Friday, September 5, 2014 1:33 pm MDT
The oldest Christian creedal formula occurs in a letter written by the apostle Paul in the mid-50s AD, but it contains material that derives from roughly two decades earlier. It takes us back to within, at mos...
Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 4:16 pm MDT
A passage from a sermon by Joseph Smith is commonly used by his critics to paint him as arrogant and boastful. However, it's very dubious evidence at most, especially because there's a great deal of more firm e...
Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:55 pm MDT
Careful study of the Book of Mormon's vocabulary and grammar suggests that seeming errors aren't errors at all. In fact, they may provide striking evidence that the book's translation in the 19th century was t...
Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:48 pm MDT
An accurate understanding of Joseph Smith's many encounters with the law reflects positively, not poorly, upon his character.
Published: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 4:44 pm MDT
Latter-day Saints join wholeheartedly in the central Christian declaration that Jesus Christ is "the way, the truth, and the life,” and that, ultimately, nobody will come to the Father except through him.
Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 4:36 pm MDT
A respected Protestant philosopher, considering the destiny of those who haven't heard the message of Christianity during their mortal lives, reasons his way to a hypothesis that will seem very familiar to read...
Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:58 pm MDT
Many have compared the trek of the Mormon pioneers to the exodus of ancient Israel, and not without justice. The pioneer migration should be remembered and celebrated, as the ancient one has been.