Book of Mormon/Moroni's promise/Further Reading

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Further reading

Further reading

FairMormon Answers articles

Cognitive dissonance

Summary: Many critics of the Church are fond of portraying all members as either naive, ill-informed dupes or cynical exploiters. Fortunately, most fair-minded people realize that—just as in any religion—there are many intelligent, well-informed people who become or remain members of the Church. To get around this, some critics appeal to the psychological concept of 'cognitive dissonance' to try to 'explain away' the spiritual witness of intelligent, articulate members.

FairMormon web site

Holy Ghost FairMormon articles on-line
  • Blake T. Ostler, "Spiritual Experiences as the Basis for Belief and Commitment," (2007 FAIR Conference Presentation). FairMormon link

External links

Holy Ghost on-line articles
  • David A. Bednar, "Seek Learning by Faith," Ensign (September 2007), 60–68 (from talk given to CES educators on 3 February 2006).
  • Allen R. Buskirk, "Science, Pseudoscience, and Religious Belief (Review of: The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark)," FARMS Review 17/1 (2005): 273–310. off-site
  • Daniel H. Ludlow, "I Have A Question: A friend of mine says he has prayed about the Book of Mormon but has not received a testimony of its truthfulness. Shouldn't Moroni's promise always work?," Ensign (March 1986), 49.
  • Dallin H. Oaks, "I Have A Question: How can I distinguish the difference between the promptings of the Holy Ghost and merely my own thoughts, preferences, or hunches?," Ensign (June 1983), 25.
  • Dilworth B. Parkinson, "We Have Received, and We Need No More," FARMS Review 17/1 (2005): 255–272. off-site
  • Richard G. Scott, "Using the Supernal Gift of Prayer," Ensign (May 2007), 8–11.
  • Gregory L. Smith, "'Days of Miracle and Wonder': The Faith of Sam Harris and the End of Religion, a review of The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris," FARMS Review 20/1 (2008): 147–174. [{{{url}}} off-site] wiki
  • Richard N. Williams, "Faith, Reason, Knowledge, and Truth," FARMS Review 20/1 (2008): 99–112. [{{{url}}} off-site] wiki

Printed material

Holy Ghost print works