Which Dialogue articles should the savvy blog-reader have hot-keyed and ready to go? What would the top three articles be, for useful citation in blog conversation?
England, for one. The question occurred to me after I linked Eugene England’s essay “On Fidelity, Polygamy, and Celestial Marriage” for about the tenth time in a blog comment. That essay does a great job of pointing out problems with polygamy and debunking pro-polygamy arguments. It has lots of breadth, and while it doesn’t examine some of these questions in great detail, and makes a few unwarranted assertions, it nonetheless is a must for the blogger’s short list.
Lester Bush’s Dialogue article about the development of the Negro doctrine is also a must. Rather than the Dialogue link, though, I typically cite to the Signature books link for Neither White Nor Black, because it contains great added resources — the entire book is available for free online.
Both of these give a lot of basic and important information on topics which come up often and which are widely misunderstood. As a result, they’re very useful as actual citations in the fast-paced, broad-ranging, often shallowly-supported world of blogging.
At this point, I’ll kick it over to readers. Which article(s) should be third on the list? Buerger on Adam-God (do bloggers _care_ about that?), or on priesthood? Quinn on post-Manifesto polygamy? Jeffery on Evolution? Levi on Mormon erotica? Have I misjudged on one or both of my first two suggestions?
What do people think?
[Future installations to address other periodicals.]