Mormon Scholars Testify

One of the unique characteristics of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is its emphasis on education and scholarship.  Studies have shown that among Latter-day Saints (Mormons), higher levels of education are strongly correlated with higher church attendance, and higher levels of devotion. (see footnote)

In LDS scripture, Mormons are encouraged to study and learn. In the book Doctrine and Covenants, a book considered to be a collection of modern day revelation from God, it says:

D & C 109: 7 And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom, seek learning even by study and also by faith;

This website gives LDS scholars the opportunity to express their views and feelings about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are some who may feel that people of education and learning can’t be religious. It is hoped that these testimonies will help dispel that myth, educate, and give  insights into the thoughts and feelings of LDS scholars.

Each page will have the testimony of the scholar and at the bottom of the page you will be able to read the credentials of the scholar. We hope you enjoy reading these testimonies.

For more information about Mormonism and/or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please contact us at mormonscholarstestify@fairlds.org or contact the Church itself via mormon.org

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You can submit your own testimony through mormonscholarstestify@fairlds.org.

Statistics
Number of testimonies: 351
Number of schools/organizations represented: 165

Stephen C. Yanchar

Stephen C. Yanchar

Instructional Psychology and Technology, Brigham Young University

What invited me to study the gospel was this deep desire to know the truth. There were some days, when I was in college and graduate school, that I couldn’t stand not knowing the meaning of life. …[more]

Frank McIntyre

Frank McIntyre

Economics, Rutgers University
John Howell

John Howell

Physics, University of Rochester
Christopher Lund

Christopher Lund

Portuguese Literature, Brigham Young University
Heidi Beus Naylor

Heidi Beus Naylor

Writing and Literature, Boise State University