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.

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

  1. John C.

    At the beginning of the poll, I will say that I will be shocked if this isn’t a runaway for Bro. Madsen.

  2. As much as I love Bro. Bennion, he does not talk like Captain Kirk…and therefore will fall to him who is like unto Kirk.

  3. Ronan

    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.”

  4. Stapley… is right… Speaking like James… T. Kirk will ensure the victory for Truman… Madsen

  5. 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)

  6. 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!

  7. Ben S.

    Excellent new polling system 🙂

  8. Ronan

    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?

  9. Yes, you done right (unless you have a serious argument for the influence of Lowell Bennion). This is meant to be about hard choices.

  10. Chris H

    Where do I vote?

  11. John C.

    Sadly, the polls have closed.

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