Download Full Text (2.5 MB)

Download Front Matter (82 KB)

Download Foreword (62 KB)

Download Author's Preface (69 KB)

Download About the Author (59 KB)

Download It Satisfies My Restless Mind (93 KB)

Download Limbs (50 KB)

Download On "Fate" and Circumstance (91 KB)

Download Letter to a Doubting Former Student (66 KB)

Download Letter to My Son (59 KB)

Download An Insider's View of the Missionary Training Center, 1993-1996 (96 KB)

Download The Miracle of Conversion (67 KB)

Download On the Importance of Doing Certain Mundane Things (170 KB)

Download Riding the Edge of the Herd (119 KB)

Download Gospel Continuities (69 KB)

Download Thoughts about Joseph Smith: Upon Reading Donna Hill's Joseph Smith: The First Mormon (153 KB)

Download Why the Book of Mormon is One of the World's Best Books (75 KB)

Download Remarks to Members of the BYU Honors Program, Fall 1976 (87 KB)

Download On the Need for Both Greater Spontaneity and Authenticity in Our Religious Life (113 KB)

Download "Bumping": On Reconciling Contemporary Views of Knowledge and Causation with the Restored Gospel (117 KB)

Download Discovering Ourselves in Others (166 KB)

Download Coping with Orthodoxy: The Honors Student Syndrome (100 KB)

Download The Difference (78 KB)

Download Insights from a Patriarch's Journal (173 KB)

Download What is Love? (71 KB)

Download The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC (53 KB)

Download "Interconnecting" at Home and Abroad (184 KB)

Download The Sacred in Literature (123 KB)

Download Cokeville (156 KB)

Download Why I Wrote Huebener (74 KB)

Download For the Cast and Production Staff of Huebener (74 KB)

Download The Gospel of John as Literature (132 KB)

Download The Image of Christ in Russian Literature (154 KB)

Download Hearts of the Fathers, Hearts of the Children: Transcendent Familial Ties in Selected Films and in Works by 20th Russian Writers (104 KB)


“Tom Rogers has lived his faith all over the world. The experiences he relates from far-flung places—mingled with thirty-one years as a BYU professor of Russian—give remarkable insight into the hard work always involved when we practice charity, “the pure love of Christ.” In these essays Rogers is a defender of the faith, but his words move us well beyond typical apologetics. His Mormonism serves as the bedrock for discussions on the life of the mind, the value of literature, and the challenges of religious orthodoxy.”



Owning Institution

Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Publication Date



Religion | Religious Education

Let Your Hearts and Minds Expand: Reflections on Faith, Reason, Charity, and Beauty