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How Peruvian Myths About a God Appearing to the People Echo Events in the Book of Mormon

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | June 29, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

A fascinating 2015 article by Scott Hoyt commences with a lengthy quotation from a Catholic chronicler of P...

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Daniel Peterson: How Recent Findings on Beekeeping in Ancient America Relate to the Book of Mormon

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | February 21, 2019 | Makes You Think

The Book of Mormon mentions bees or beekeeping but only twice. The first reference, in 2 Nephi 17:18, occur...

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What C.S. Lewis Can Help Us Understand About Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | Makes You Think Mormon Life

In C.S. Lewis’ 1950 novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — the first of his seven-volume Chronicles o...

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Why Does the Book of Mormon Reference an Ominous "East Wind"?

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | Makes You Think Mormon Life

At least 20 references to a powerful and destructive “east wind” occur in the Old Testament (e.g., at Genes...

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What J.R.R. Tolkien's Works Can Teach Us About the Book of Mormon: New Study Reveals

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Skeptics have sometimes compared the Book of Mormon to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, including his epic trilo...

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The Excommunicated Apostle Who Continued to Share Powerful Witnesses of the Book of Mormon

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Editor's note: A portion of this was previously published on the author's blog .   William E. McLellin...

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Why Latter-day Saints Need to Defend Our Beliefs, Even as We Avoid Contention

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints clearly advise Christian disciples to avo...

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What Do the Witnesses to the Book of Mormon Prove?

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Let’s assume, for the sake of discussion, that the declarations of the official witnesses to the Book of Mo...

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Why a Worldwide Church Wasn't Even Possible Until Now + the Miracle of General Conference

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | Makes You Think Mormon Life

One of the core doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that ancient Christianity s...

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Scholars Find Evidence That Book of Mormon Phrases Mocked by Critics Have a Surprising and Fascinating History

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | Makes You Think

The latest products of professor Royal Skousen’s Book of Mormon Critical Text Project have just appeared: t...