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Dan Peterson: Do Names in the Book of Mormon Bear Witness of Its Truthfulness?

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | September 26, 2019 | Makes You Think

His enemies liked to refer to Joseph Smith as “Joe.” Some still do. But he seems to have preferred the full...

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The Surprising and Meaningful History Behind the Word "Sacrament"

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | August 22, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

At the heart of regular weekly worship in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the simple rit...

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What One Yale Literary Critic Had to Say About Joseph Smith + How the Prophet's Most Bold Prophecy Is Coming True

by Daniel Peterson, for LDS Living | August 10, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Among the most laughably improbable prophecies recorded by the Prophet Joseph Smith is Moroni’s prediction ...

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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 | 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...