Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture:

To Be Learned Is Good, If One Stays on the Rails

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Book Review, church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, lds, Mormonism, Richard Bushman

Abstract: This review essay looks at certain problematical issues in the recently published collection of essays honoring Latter-day Saint historian Richard Lyman Bushman. Problems emerge from the title itself, “To Be Learned is Good,” as a result of the failure to note that the Book of Mormon passage “To be learned is good” is a conditional statement. In addition, since these essays are billed as “Essays on Faith and Scholarship,” it is odd most of them do not touch on this subject at all. I examine four essays in depth. I note that several of the essays in this volume are worthy of positive note, particularly those by Bushman himself, Mauss, Givens, Mauro Properzi, and Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye.

Review of J. Spencer Fluhman, Kathleen Flake, and Jed Woodworth, eds., To Be Learned is Good: Essays on Faith and Scholarship in Honor of Richard Lyman Bushman (Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 2017). 368 pp. $24.56 (hardcover).

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