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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The annual FairMormon conference will be held next week in Provo. Presenters will cover a wide variety of interesting topics, and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.
The original Christian apostles were closely interrelated men from a tiny provincial area. Were they appropriate leaders for a worldwide church? The Lord plainly thought so.
Even if they can't prove it, those who argue for the antiquity of the Book of Mormon can be, and often are, engaged in reasonable and justifiable scholarship.
The most rich and concentrated scriptural data that we have about the condition of the early Christian church after Christ suggests not vigor, optimism and promise but with problems and the need to endure to th...
It's easy to romanticize other times, when (we imagine) things were simpler and clearer. But this is our time. And the good old days weren't all that different, anyway.
An interesting new book by two Latter-day Saint historians takes a fresh — and testimony-strengthening — look at the recovery and publication of the Book of Mormon.
Humans aren't purely rational thinking machines. We make decisions, on religious issues and on others, on the basis of feelings, moods, assumptions, desires, loyalties, relationships and other subjective factor...
The warning against adding to "the words of this book" at the end of the Revelation of John almost certainly refers only to that book and not to the Bible as a whole. It cannot be used, therefore, as an argumen...
How does Mormonism compare to a basic checklist of fundamental evangelical Protestant beliefs? Here's a quick and preliminary look.
Historical evidence suggests that the doctrine of three degrees of glory really did come by revelation, rather than from study and theological speculation.