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Remembrance and Return
Essays in Honor of Louis C. Midgley

Remembrance and Return

Essays in Honor of Louis C. Midgley

Edited by Ted Vaggalis and Daniel C. Peterson

Jointly published by The Interpreter Foundation, Orem Utah
and Eborn Books, Salt Lake City, Utah

Softbound edition available now from Eborn Books   

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Table of Contents

  • Preface – Ted Vaggalis
  • A Giving of Accounts – Louis Midgley

Personal Appreciation

  • Louis Midgley: His Children’s Perspective – Sarah Midgley Cope
  • Appreciating Lou Midgley: A Seminar in Spring Semester 1970 – C. Randall Paul
  • Lou the Mean – William Hamblin

Political Philosophy and Hermeneutics

  • The Theoretical Implications of Aristotle’s Critique of the Best Regimes of the Past – Thomas L. Pangle
  • Thomas Hobbes’s A Discourse of Law – Noel B. Reynolds
  • Paul Ricoeur on Scripture – James E. Faulconer
  • The Problem of Socrates and the First Question of Philosophy – Ted Vaggalis

Teachings of the Book of Mormon

  • The Book of Mormon as a Resurrected Book and a Type of Christ – George L. Mitton
  • Memory and Identity in the Book of Mormon – Steven L. Olsen
  • Moroni’s Courage: Cultural Devastation, Radical Hope, and the Book of Mormon – Gregory L. Smith
  • Revisiting Remembrance – Gary F. Novak

Defending the Authenticity of Modern Scripture

  • Exposing Book of Mormon Plagiarism: A Proposed Solution to the Book’s Authorship – John E. Clark
  • Isaac Russell and the 1912–1913 Book of Abraham Controversy – Matthew Roper
  • The Suppression of the Joseph Smith Papyri – John Gee

Dimensions of the Sacred

  • Architectural Patterns of the Sacred: The Panchayatana Style and Quincunx Design – Stephen D. Ricks and Shirley S. Ricks
  • A Familiar Eternity – Ralph C. Hancock
  • The Lord Will Not Forget Them! Māori Seers and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand – Robert Joseph

History and Teachings of the Restoration

  • It’s Hard to Doubt His Sincerity – Daniel C. Peterson
  • An Essay on the One True Morality and the Principle of Freedom – Alma Don Sorensen
  • Notice and Value – Kevin Christensen
  • Separated but Not Divorced: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Its Uncomfortable Relationship with Its Polygamous Past – Craig L. Foster

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