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Ask an Expert: Mormon concept of God?

Q: I am writing a paper on the concept and image of God in Mormonism (with a focus on the LDS Church). My question therefore is, if you can name any specific ‘must read’ articles that deal with this topic? Are there any scholars, Mormon or from other denominations, that have particularly dealt with this

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Applied Social Science Research Manager for the Research Information Division of the LDS Church

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There is a job opening in the Research Information Division of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, UT.  This PDF file has more information.

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20th Annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture

The 20th Annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture has just been announced: Title: Heroes and Hero Worship: Brigham Young and the Utah War Speaker: Ronald W. Walker Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7 p.m. Location: Logan LDS Tabernacle, 50 N. Main, Logan, Utah Summary: How do men and women shape history? Do human values have a role in

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2014 – Spring Newsletter

The 2014 Spring Newsletter of the MSSA is now available.

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Ask An Expert: Where can I find the percentage of Mormons involved in STEM-related fields?

Q: Where could I find demographic information regarding both number and relative growth over time of American LDS members who were either educated in, or work within, STEM  (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields? A: Andrew Miles provided a very helpful and succinct answer for this question: I believe all of the following surveys have

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Ask An Expert: What is a good starting place for studying the previous occupations of Mormon General Authorities?

Q: I’m thinking about doing a serious paper on the previous occupations of Mormons who  are called into senior leadership positions (Apostles, various Quorums of the Seventy, Area presidencies, mission presidents, stake presidencies, etc). I was wondering if anyone can give me some good pointers as to where to start? A: Several members of the

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