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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


  • Stan L. Albrecht, Tim B. Heaton, “Secularization, Higher Education, and Religiosity,” Review of Religious Research 26/1, Special Issue Co-Sponsored by the Society for the Sociological Study of Mormon Life and the Family and Demographic Institute of Brigham Young University (September 1984): 437-58. [Link to off-site article]
  • James T. Duke, ed., Latter-day Saint Social Life (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, 1998), 287
  • Pew Forum on Religious and Public Life, “A Portrait of Mormons in the U.S.,” 24 July 2009. [Link to off-site article]


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

Number of testimonies: 353
Number of schools/organizations represented: 165