Mormon studies, religious growth, global religion
Although Davies stands outside the Latter-day Saint tradition, he stands outside with respect. The tools he uses are those of the anthropologist, sociologist, and theologian. Being from outside the Latter-day Saint tradition gives him a perspective that those within the tradition find hard to replicate, and that is precisely Davies’s strength. He sees things “Mormon” in a slightly different way than those within the tradition and raises interesting questions that should be answered.
Keller, Roger R.
"Authority and Worldwide Growth,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 44:
4, Article 24.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol44/iss4/24