A New Faithful History That Is Faithful to History? Over the past century, as more Mormons have acquired professional training, they have applied their skills to Mormonism’s foundational narratives. This experience has left our understanding of Mormon history much enriched, but it has inevitably led to the revision (and even unraveling) of many traditional stories. It has also led to a division into two broad groups: critics and apologists. This panel will consider how Mormon historians can move beyond the critic/apologist dichotomy in order to produce faithful history that is faithful to history. How can historians begin to craft a new historical narrative that is honest and open and yet still positive and useful for average believers?
John Hamer, Mark Scherer, Morris Thurston, Stephen Taysom, John-Charles Duffy