March Mormon Doctrine Madness: The Play-in game

Today’s game features a battle of two LDS academics:

Lowell Bennion was the first director of the LDS Institute of Religion at the University of Utah and a professor of Sociology. His biography is reviewed here and here and who is quoted here. A brief biography is given here and here is a collection of works by him.

Truman Madsen is an emeritus professor of Philosophy at BYU and was the Richard L. Evans chair of Christian Understanding. He has written several books on LDS doctrine, including, most famously, a series of lectures on Joseph Smith.

Please vote to the left and comment below.

11 Replies to “March Mormon Doctrine Madness: The Play-in game”

  1. Bennion is the best. I have nothing against Truman Madsen (the tapes! the tapes!) but wish that Lowell could take this. Alas, though, Madsen is more “influential.”

  2. BTW – there is something funky going on at your blog on Firefox. The first comment always has a huge gap before the second comment appears (happens on every post)

  3. Geoff,

    We know, and we’re looking into the code to see what’s going on. Not the html code, mind you, the Bible Code. It has all the answers.

    Go Lowell!

  4. Hey, John C.:

    Are we voting for who should win, or who would win? In other words, I think Madsen is more influential in today’s Church, but I prefer Bennion’s work. So, I voted for Madsen, but want Bennion to win. Did I vote correctly?

  5. Sadly, the polls have closed.

    However, I can report that Truman Madsen has won this round and will be playing against Joseph Smith tomorrow.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *