A New(ish) Mormon Hero – Dr. Lowry Nelson

John Dehlin Mormon Stories

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Lowry Nelson is on the 2nd row, 4th in from the left wearing glasses


I have a new hero in Mormon history (alongside Juanita Brooks, Lowell Bennion, T. Edgar Lyon, Eugene England, etc.).  It is LDS sociologist Dr. Lowry Nelson.

Check out his correspondence with the LDS Church First Presidency dating back to 1947 regarding racism and the LDS church.

…and a Dialogue article about him here (hat tip to Paula Goodfellow).

So instructive for our day.

This was a great man, folks.  A great man.

May we all follow his example.