Title

Belonging (and Believing) as LDS Scholars of Religion

Keywords

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Faith, Graduate students, Scientific belief, Religiosity, Religious studies

Abstract

More than half a century ago, sociologist Thomas O'Dea said the following about the university student who is a Latter-day Saint: "He has been taught by the Mormon faith to seek knowledge and to value it; yet it is precisely this course, so acceptable to and so honored by his religion, that is bound to bring religious crisis to him and profound danger to his religious belief. The college undergraduate curriculum becomes the first line of danger to Mormonism in its encounter with modern learning."

Original Publication Citation

Mauro Properzi, “Belonging (and Believing) as LDS Scholars of Religion.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, 42:3 (Fall 2009), 37-44.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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