The readings below provided excellent preparation for discussions at the Prague EuroSeminar. They were written from a perspective of faith, intelligence, and love for the children of God, by European and US members of the LDS faith who come from wide-ranging backgrounds. One of the key benefits of the readings was that it helped generate a common vocabulary — or better yet, an accessible shared perspective — to use in talking and thinking about things of serious spiritual and intellectual concern. Certainly, there are other readings that can do much the same, but we were fortunate to have several of the authors in our midst in London, including Medlir Mema, Hans Noot, and James Faulconer.

We gratefully acknowledge the author and publisher permissions we have received to make these readings available at this site.

Bushman, Richard. “Embracing a ‘radiant’ Mormonism” in Deseret News, November 16, 2017.

Faulconer, James E. “Rethinking Theology: The Shadow of the Apocalypse. Faith Philosophy, Scripture (Provo: Maxwell Institute, 2010), 109-124, 134-136.

Givens, Terryl. “The Use and Abuse of Reason.” In The Crucible of Doubt, 11-21. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book Company, 2014.

Hansen, Noot, and Mema. “The Church’s Cultural Challenges in Europe.” In The Worldwide Church: Mormonism as a Global Religion, ed. Michael A. Goodman and Mauro Properzi, 309-330. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.

Matthew Heiss, ed., “‘My Duty Was to Preach Every Where’: The Missionary Reminiscences of Mischa Markow and the Church’s Entry into Central and Eastern Europe,” in Mormon Missionaries Enter Eastern Europe, 341 – 349.

Miller, Adam S. “Belief and Doubt: Doubt Is Life’s Way of Signaling That You Need Something.” LDS Living, 2018.

Uchtdorf, Dieter F. “The Church in a Cross-Cultural World,” in Global Mormonism in the 21st Century, ed. Reid L. Neilson, 294-306. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2008.