Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought

Editor: Taylor Petrey

DETAILS

Current Volume: 57 (2024)
Quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter)
ISSN: 0012-2157
eISSN: 1554-9399

About

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought is an independent quarterly established to express Mormon culture and to examine the relevance of religion to secular life. It is published by the Dialogue Foundation and edited by Latter-day Saints who wish to bring their faith into dialogue with the larger stream of world religious thought and with human experience as a whole and to foster artistic and scholarly achievement based on their cultural heritage. The journal encourages a variety of viewpoints; although every effort is made to ensure accurate scholarship and responsible judgment, the views expressed are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily those of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of the editors.

Please see "PDF Policy" tab for the journal's Open Access Statement. 


Indexes

Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier, America: History and Life, Brepols, Historical Abstracts (Online), MLA International Bibliography, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, Professional ProQuest Central, ProQuest 5000, ProQuest 5000 International, ProQuest Central, Religion Database, Research Library, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, TOC Premier


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Editors

Editor
Taylor Petrey, Kalamazoo, MI

Web Editor
Emily W. Jensen, Farmington, UT

Personal Voices
Lehua Parker, Heber, UT

Fiction
Jennifer Quist, Edmonton, Canada

Poetry
Elizabeth C. Garcia, Atlanta, GA

Reviews (non-fiction)
Amy Hoyt, Elk Grove, CA

Reviews (literature)
Andrew Hall, Fukuoka, Japan

Art
Andi Pitcher Davis, Orem, UT

Editorial Office
Dialogue Business Office
P.O. Box 1094
Farmington, UT 84025
(385)988-0852

Editorial Board

  • Brian Birch, Draper, UT
  • Mary L. Bradford, Landsdowne, VA
  • Rebekah Perkins Crawford, Athens, OH
  • Ignacio M. Garcia, Provo, UT
  • Brian M. Hauglid, Spanish Fork, UT
  • Michael D. K. Ing, Bloomington, IN
  • Becky Reid Linford, Leesburg, VA
  • Farina King, Tahlequah, OK
  • Caroline Kline, Irvine, CA
  • Nathan B. Oman, Williamsburg, VA
  • Sara Patterson, Hanover, IN
  • Randall Paul, Holladay, UT
  • Steven L. Peck, Provo, UT
  • Thomas Rogers, Bountiful, UT

Board of Directors

  • Michael Austin, Evansville, IN (Chair)
  • Daylin Amesimeku, Boston, MA
  • Molly McLellan Bennion, Seattle, WA
  • Matthew Bowman, Claremont, CA
  • Stephen L. Bradford, Los Angeles, CA
  • Joanna Brooks, San Diego, CA
  • Aaron Brown, Seattle, WA
  • Rebecca de Schweinitz, Provo, UT
  • William S. Hickman, Bothell, WA
  • Linda Hoffman Kimball, Woodland, UT
  • Christian E. Kimball, Wolf Creek Ranch, UT
  • Kyle Monson, New York, NY
  • Russell Moorehead, New York, NY
  • Benjamin E. Park, Conroe, TX
  • Brent Rushforth, Washington, DC
  • Karla Stirling, Bountiful, UT
  • Travis Stratford, New York, NY
  • Morris Thurston, Villa Park, CA

PDF Policy

Open Access Statement

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, provided proper attribution is used. This is in accordance with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) definition of open access.

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License: CC-BY-NC-ND (Free to Share with Attribution, NonCommercial, NoDerivatives)

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This policy is applicable to the submitted, accepted, and published version of the author’s manuscript.

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All submissions to Dialogue undergo a double blind peer review process, with reviewers that are external to the journal.

Featured Articles



Queer Mormon Histories and the Politics of a Usable Past
Alexandria Griffin
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0001

The Theological Trajectory of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”
M. David Huston
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0017

Variety of Perceptions of God Among Latter-day Saints
Taylor Kerby
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0029

Assuming Power
Linda Hoffman Kimball
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0053

Called Not to Serve
Neal David Silvester
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0059

Excommunication and Finding Wholeness
John Gustav-Wrathall
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0069

The Complementarity Principle
Lisa Poulson
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0087

Finding Rebecca: A Eulogy
Marie Blanchard
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0105

Until You Come
J.S. Absher
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0111

Praying on Gravel
J.S. Absher
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0113

Grasshoppers in the Jar of the World
J.S. Absher
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0114

Matriarchal Blessing
Kyle Bond
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0115

Parousia
A. I. Christensen
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0119

Confession
Sylvette Wolfe
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0121

Excerpt From Eleusis: The Long and Winding Road
R. de la Lanza and James Goldberg
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0129

The Mask we Must Wear in a Racist Society: Reflections of Black Suffering in the LDS Church Through Art
Darron T. Smith and Marlena Wilding
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0149

Reviewed Work: Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and the Problem of Racial Innocence by Joanna Brooks
James C. Jones
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0155

Quoted at the Pulpit: Male Rhetoric and Female Authority in Fifty Years of General Conference
Eliza Wells
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/55/4/1/343166/Quoted-at-the-Pulpit-Male-Rhetoric-and-Female

The Production of the Book of Mormon in Light of a Tibetan Buddhist Parallel
Tanner Davidson McAlister
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/55/4/41/343176/The-Production-of-the-Book-of-Mormon-in-Light-of-a

The Garden Atonement and the Mormon Cross Taboo
Jeremy M. Christiansen
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/55/4/89/343169/The-Garden-Atonement-and-the-Mormon-Cross-Taboo

The Correct [Domain] Name of the Church: Technology, Naming, and Legitimacy in the Latter-day Saint Tradition
Spencer P. Greenhalgh
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/1/1/344503/The-Correct-Domain-Name-of-the-Church-Technology

Transcending Mormonism: Transgender Experiences in the LDS Church
Keith Burns; Linwood J. Lewis
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/1/27/344504/Transcending-Mormonism-Transgender-Experiences-in

How a Mormon Ended Up at Union Theological Seminary: A Step Toward Racial Justice and a Better Church
James C. Jones
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/1/73/344494/How-a-Mormon-Ended-Up-at-Union-Theological

On Tradition and a Nonbinary Revolution
Ray Nielson
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/1/83/344491/On-Tradition-and-a-Nonbinary-Revolution

One Body, Multiple Personalities: A Pauline Approach to Dissociative Identity Disorder
Jennifer Cornelius
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/1/91/344497/One-Body-Multiple-Personalities-A-Pauline-Approach

“Fast from that Which is Not Perfect”: Food Abstinence and Fasting Cures in the Kingdom of God
Cristina Rosetti
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/2/5/376280/Fast-from-that-Which-is-Not-Perfect-Food

“My Indignation Has Got the Better of My Intention”: A Case Study in Latter-day Saint and “Gentile” Female Family Correspondence in Nineteenth-Century America
Bonnie Young
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/2/33/376290/My-Indignation-Has-Got-the-Better-of-My-Intention

Truth and Reconciliation: Reflections on the Fortieth Anniversary of the LDS Church's Lifting the Priesthood and Temple Restrictions for Black Mormons of African Descent
Robert A. Rees
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/2/55/376283/Truth-and-Reconciliation-Reflections-on-the

Healing Together: The Lonely Intersection of Faith and Sexuality
Matt Koster
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/2/109/376265/Healing-Together-The-Lonely-Intersection-of-Faith

A Missionary Farewell
Justin Goodson
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/2/101/376287/A-Missionary-Farewell

A People's History of Book of Mormon Archaeology: Excavating The Role of “Folk” Practitioners in the Emergence of a Field
Christopher C. Smith
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/3/1/382008/A-People-s-History-of-Book-of-Mormon-Archaeology

“Free Forever to Act for Themselves”: Howard Thurman and Latter-day Saint Agency
Kristen Blair
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/issue/56/3

A Question of Authority
Jana Riess
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/3/67/382013/A-Question-of-Authority

The September Six and the Lost Generation of Mormon Studies
Patrick Q. Mason
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/3/79/381998/The-September-Six-and-the-Lost-Generation-of

The September Six and the Evolution of Mormon Magisteria
Kristine Haglund
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/3/89/382001/The-September-Six-and-the-Evolution-of-Mormon

Correlating Orthodoxy and Style: Institutionally “Approved” Christ-Centered Art in LDS Visual Resources and Meetinghouses, 1990–2021
Noel A. Carmack
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/4/1/384472/Correlating-Orthodoxy-and-Style-Institutionally

Racial Innocence and the Christus-Based Latter-day Saints Symbol
M. David Huston
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/4/63/384474/Racial-Innocence-and-the-Christus-Based-Latter-day

Tiny Papers: Peruvian Mormon Substances of Relatedness
Jason Palmer
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/4/83/384481/Tiny-Papers-Peruvian-Mormon-Substances-of

Justice, Solidarity, and the Spirit of Elijah
Ryan D. Ward
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/4/125/384479/Justice-Solidarity-and-the-Spirit-of-Elijah

By the Numbers
John Bennion
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/4/137/384477/By-the-Numbers

OA Content



Correlating Orthodoxy and Style: Institutionally “Approved” Christ-Centered Art in LDS Visual Resources and Meetinghouses, 1990–2021
Noel A. Carmack
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/4/1/384472/Correlating-Orthodoxy-and-Style-Institutionally

Racial Innocence and the Christus-Based Latter-day Saints Symbol
M. David Huston
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/4/63/384474/Racial-Innocence-and-the-Christus-Based-Latter-day

Tiny Papers: Peruvian Mormon Substances of Relatedness
Jason Palmer
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/4/83/384481/Tiny-Papers-Peruvian-Mormon-Substances-of

Justice, Solidarity, and the Spirit of Elijah
Ryan D. Ward
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/4/125/384479/Justice-Solidarity-and-the-Spirit-of-Elijah

By the Numbers
John Bennion
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/4/137/384477/By-the-Numbers

A People's History of Book of Mormon Archaeology: Excavating The Role of “Folk” Practitioners in the Emergence of a Field
Christopher C. Smith
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/3/1/382008/A-People-s-History-of-Book-of-Mormon-Archaeology

“Free Forever to Act for Themselves”: Howard Thurman and Latter-day Saint Agency
Kristen Blair
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/issue/56/3

A Question of Authority
Jana Riess
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/3/67/382013/A-Question-of-Authority

The September Six and the Lost Generation of Mormon Studies
Patrick Q. Mason
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/3/79/381998/The-September-Six-and-the-Lost-Generation-of

The September Six and the Evolution of Mormon Magisteria
Kristine Haglund
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/3/89/382001/The-September-Six-and-the-Evolution-of-Mormon

“Fast from that Which is Not Perfect”: Food Abstinence and Fasting Cures in the Kingdom of God
Cristina Rosetti
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/2/5/376280/Fast-from-that-Which-is-Not-Perfect-Food

“My Indignation Has Got the Better of My Intention”: A Case Study in Latter-day Saint and “Gentile” Female Family Correspondence in Nineteenth-Century America
Bonnie Young
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/2/33/376290/My-Indignation-Has-Got-the-Better-of-My-Intention

Truth and Reconciliation: Reflections on the Fortieth Anniversary of the LDS Church's Lifting the Priesthood and Temple Restrictions for Black Mormons of African Descent
Robert A. Rees
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/2/55/376283/Truth-and-Reconciliation-Reflections-on-the

Healing Together: The Lonely Intersection of Faith and Sexuality
Matt Koster
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/2/109/376265/Healing-Together-The-Lonely-Intersection-of-Faith

A Missionary Farewell
Justin Goodson
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/2/101/376287/A-Missionary-Farewell

The Correct [Domain] Name of the Church: Technology, Naming, and Legitimacy in the Latter-day Saint Tradition
Spencer P. Greenhalgh
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/1/1/344503/The-Correct-Domain-Name-of-the-Church-Technology

Transcending Mormonism: Transgender Experiences in the LDS Church
Keith Burns; Linwood J. Lewis
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/1/27/344504/Transcending-Mormonism-Transgender-Experiences-in

How a Mormon Ended Up at Union Theological Seminary: A Step Toward Racial Justice and a Better Church
James C. Jones
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/1/73/344494/How-a-Mormon-Ended-Up-at-Union-Theological

On Tradition and a Nonbinary Revolution
Ray Nielson
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/1/83/344491/On-Tradition-and-a-Nonbinary-Revolution

One Body, Multiple Personalities: A Pauline Approach to Dissociative Identity Disorder
Jennifer Cornelius
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/56/1/91/344497/One-Body-Multiple-Personalities-A-Pauline-Approach

Quoted at the Pulpit: Male Rhetoric and Female Authority in Fifty Years of General Conference
Eliza Wells
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/55/4/1/343166/Quoted-at-the-Pulpit-Male-Rhetoric-and-Female

The Production of the Book of Mormon in Light of a Tibetan Buddhist Parallel
Tanner Davidson McAlister
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/55/4/41/343176/The-Production-of-the-Book-of-Mormon-in-Light-of-a

The Garden Atonement and the Mormon Cross Taboo
Jeremy M. Christiansen
https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/uip/dial/article/55/4/89/343169/The-Garden-Atonement-and-the-Mormon-Cross-Taboo

Assuming Power
Linda Hoffman Kimball
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0053

Called Not to Serve
Neal David Silvester
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0059

Excommunication and Finding Wholeness
John Gustav-Wrathall
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0069

The Complementarity Principle
Lisa Poulson
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0087

Finding Rebecca: A Eulogy
Marie Blanchard
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0105

Until You Come
J.S. Absher
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0111

Praying on Gravel
J.S. Absher
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0113

Grasshoppers in the Jar of the World
J.S. Absher
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0114

Matriarchal Blessing
Kyle Bond
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0115

Parousia
A. I. Christensen
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0119

Confession
Sylvette Wolfe
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0121

Excerpt From Eleusis: The Long and Winding Road
R. de la Lanza and James Goldberg
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0129

The Mask we Must Wear in a Racist Society: Reflections of Black Suffering in the LDS Church Through Art
Darron T. Smith and Marlena Wilding
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0149

Reviewed Work: Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and the Problem of Racial Innocence by Joanna Brooks
James C. Jones
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0155

Queer Mormon Histories and the Politics of a Usable Past
Alexandria Griffin
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0001

The Theological Trajectory of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”
M. David Huston
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0017

Variety of Perceptions of God Among Latter-day Saints
Taylor Kerby
https://doi.org/10.5406/dialjmormthou.54.1.0029