Periodicals; Mormons; Religious thought; Philosophy and religion
Independent national quarterly established to express Mormon culture and examine the relevance of religion to secular life. It is edited by Mormons who wish to bring their faith into dialogue 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 insure accurate scholarship and responsible judgment, the views expressed are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily those of the Mormon Church or of the editors.
Dialogue Foundation, P.O. Box 2350, Stanford, California 94305
Backstage Library Works - 1180 S. 800 E. Orem, UT 84097
Johnson, G. Wesley
Pages scanned at 400ppi on Fujitsu fi-5650C sheetfed scanner as 8-bit grayscale or 24-bit RGB uncompressed TIFF images. Images resized to 950 pixels wide, 150 dpi, and saved as JPEG (level 8) in PhotoShop CS with Unsharp Mask of 100/.3.
Digital image, copyright 2004, Dialogue Foundation. All rights reserved.
58/DIALOGUE: A Journal of Mormon Thought building. Blonquist said under American legal tradition anyone has the right to seek legal redress in a court of law, and that his action could hardly be called "legal harassment." Late Thursday, March 4, work continued on removing the ceiling artwork. On Friday, March 5, heavy equipment moved in and destroyed the Coalville Tabernacle. THE LESSON OF COALVILLE Paul G. Salisbury As suggested in the preceding discussions, the confrontations surrounding the destruction of the Coalville Tabernacle were so devisive and frustrating that those involved on any side of the issue must have vowed to avoid similar experiences in the future. At the same time everyone must be aware that the idea of preservation will become more rather than less important. There are many more chapels, tabernacles and tithing offices whose existence will be questioned, whose value (historic, aesthetic or economic) will be challenged, and whose future will be on trial. After the demolition of the Coalville Tabernacle, representatives of the Utah Heritage Foundation, the Utah Industrial Promotion Division, and other concerned groups met with Elder Mark E. Peterson, the chairman of the L.D.S. Historic Arts Committee in an effort to set guide-lines for future cases regarding buildings owned or built by the Church. Elder Peterson was most cordial and showed genuine interest in the slide presentation and the discussion, but stated that while the Historic Arts Committee was willing to work with preservation groups, the committee could not be tied down to designating any specific structures for preservation. A brief description of those groups in Utah most conspicuously involved in preservation might be helpful. THE UTAH HERITAGE FOUNDATION (603 East South Temple, S.L.C.) is a public supported, tax-free corporation concerned with the preservation of the buildings, groups of buildings and sites of historic, archaeological or artistic value. Its members include architects, artists, businessmen and educators. THE L.D.S. HISTORIC ARTS COMMITTEE (47 East South Temple, S.L.C.) evaluates Church buildings for their historic or artistic merit and is composed of the following members: Elders Mark E. Peterson, Richard L. Evans, Gordon B. Hinkley and Alvin R. Dyer. Also on the committee are Florence Jacobsen and John Q. Cannon, director, Church information service. CORNERSTONE: An Organization of Latter-day Saints for the Preservation of their Architectural Heritage (Bevan Chipman or Frank Fergu-