Faith and Doubt as Partners in Mormon History

Faith and Doubt as Partners in Mormon History

Gregory A. Prince
Copyright Date: 2014
Pages: 18
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    Faith and Doubt as Partners in Mormon History
    Book Description:

    Volume 19, The Leonard J. Arrington Lecture Series

    The Special Collections and Archives of Utah State University's Merrill-Cazier Library houses the personal and historical collection of Leonard J. Arrington, renowned scholar of the American West.

    The Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture annually hosts the presentation of current research by a leading scholar. Among the lecturers have been such notable historians as Thomas G. Alexander, Richard L. Bushman, Sarah Barringer Gordon, Howard Lamar, Jan Shipps, Donald Worster, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

    eISBN: 978-0-87421-958-6
    Subjects: Religion

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Foreword
    (pp. iii-iv)
    F. Ross Peterson

    The establishment of a lecture series honoring a library’s special collections and a donor to that collection is unique. Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library houses the personal and historical collection of Leonard J. Arrington, a renowned scholar of the American West. As part of Arrington’s gift to the university, he requested that the university’s historical collection become the focus for an annual lecture on an aspect of Mormon history. Utah State agreed to the request and in 1995 inaugurated the annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture.

    Utah State University’s Special Collections and Archives is ideally suited as the host...

  3. About the Author
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. Faith and Doubt as Partners in Mormon History
    (pp. 1-17)

    When Leonard gave the first of these lectures in 1995 he used the title, “Faith and Intellect as Partners in Mormon History.” With full attribution to him, I have given my lecture a title differing from his by only one word: “Faith andDoubtas Partners in Mormon History.” Faith and doubt are two sides of the same coin, the interplay between the two is essential to a complete religious life, and scholars are uniquely qualified to leverage the inherent value of doubt. When they succeed, their articles and books don’t add bricks to existing paradigms; they change those paradigms,...