Expressions of Faith: Testimonies of Latter-day Saint Scholars
The news media often characterizes some detractors of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as “Mormon intellectuals” and presents them to the public as the thinking Mormons who know the inside story of the church. In this rush to produce controversial news, an obvious truth has been overlooked—that the LDS intellectual and academic communities are composed of strong believers in the Prophet Joseph Smith’s revelations and solid supporters of LDS Church leadership. Only at the fringes is there noticeable dissent.
Readers of Expressions of Faith will discover a marvelous, uncoached unity in these testimonies of LDS scholars. Although most of the 24 contributors are persons of substantial learning, none base their beliefs in scholarly insights. Rather, all point to an inner conviction that has come through life experience and God’s gift. As they explain, these testimonies enlighten their entire lives, including their scholarly endeavors. None feel conflict between the canons of scholarship and religious belief, but rather find the two mutually reinforcing and even necessary.
This unique book aims to strengthen people’s faith by precept and example as they pursue their own efforts to know the Lord and to understand his love and dealings with humankind.
© 1996 The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies and Deseret Book Company
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies and Deseret Book Company
Religion | Religious Education
Black, Susan Eaton, "Expressions of Faith: Testimonies of Latter-day Saint Scholars" (1996). Maxwell Institute Publications. 32.