Belonging (and Believing) as LDS Scholars of Religion
Properzi, Mauro,Properzi, Mauro
Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought
More than half a century ago, sociologist Thomas O'Dea said the following about the university student who is a Latter-day Saint: "He has been taught by the Mormon faith to seek knowledge and to value it; yet it is precisely this course, so acceptable to and so honored by his religion, that is bound to bring religious crisis to him and profound danger to his religious belief. The college undergraduate curriculum becomes the first line of danger to Mormonism in its encounter with modern learning."