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Title Volume 36, Number 4, Winter 2003
Source Printed journal
Subject Periodicals; Mormons; Religious thought; Philosophy and religion
Description 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.
Publisher Dialogue Foundation, P.O. Box 58423, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158-0423
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Contributors Chandler, Neal ; Chandler, Rebecca
Date 2003
Type Text
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Source Dialogue: Vol 36 No 4
Article Title The Search for the Seed of Lehi: How Defining Alternative Models Helps in the Interpretation of Genetic Data
Description The Search for the Seed of Lehi: How Defining Alternative Models Helps in the Interpretation of Genetic Data Dean H. Leavitt, Jonathon C. Marshall, and Keith A. Crandall A culture's level of scientific understanding significantly influences how its religious texts are interpreted. The interplay between scientific discovery and scriptural understanding has been controversial throughout history. For example, the Catholic church's response to scholars who disproved the geocentric understanding of the universe is well known. The studies of geology, astronomy, and organic evolution have all caused numerous problems with literal interpretations of the Biblical account of creation. Similarly, the Book of Mormon, a sacred text for a number of American religions, has been subject to reinterpreta-tion in light of new scientific understanding. Its particular account of the history of the American continent has been intensely examined since its introduction by Joseph Smith, Jr., in the mid-nineteenth century. Background on the Book of Mormon The current introduction of the Book of Mormon states that it is a record of God's dealings with two ancient civilizations of the Americas. The earliest group, known as the Jaredites, arrived in the western hemisphere shortly after God confounded the languages at the Tower of Babel (about 2200 B.C.E.). The other group came to the Americas after a prophet named Lehi was directed by God to leave Jerusalem in 600 B.C.E. with a small group that included his family (two of his sons were named Nephi and Laman) and others. Upon arriving in the "Promised Land" (the Americas), Lehi's party split into two groups: the Nephites and the Lamanites. The Book of Mormon also includes the people of Zarahemla, who similarly left the Near East around 600 B.C.E. This group is
Creator Leavitt, Dean H. ; Marshall, Jonathon C. ; Crandall, Kieth A.
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