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Split emerges among Mormon scholars
MR says: Most LDS scholars used to approach Mormon Studies from mainly the "apologetic" stance (meaning, defense of the religion). Now the study is so vast that others are taking into account religious comparison, Church history, etc.As the field of Mormon studies has expanded and moved into the academic mainstream, LDS scholars are divided about which path to take into the future: Explore a broader, more complex swath of history and belief, or remain focused on defending the faith’s unique scripture? Write as neutral analysts or as well-versed believers?
A year after the two sides publicly parted company over the direction of the Mormon Studies Review, each group has launched its own writings, with separate boards of editors and mission statements.
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