It’s a great day. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Philip Barlow has been selected as the Utah State University Leonard Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture (thanks to Mormon Wasp for the heads up).
Perhaps the most interesting quote from the article for me is, “At USU, Barlow will not be discussing or promoting his faith. ‘We are not teaching Mormon doctrine or theology . . . or testing the truth of it,’ said Norman L. Jones, history department chairman. ‘We are looking at what people do because they believe certain things.'”
I’m excited because he’s in Logan. :)
I’m also excited because Philip Barlow is the editor of one of my favorite Mormon-themed books of all time — “A Thoughtful Faith.” Check it out of you get a sec.