"Obviously, if one of the models answered all the questions presented by the scriptural text, there would be consensus on where the Book of Mormon history actually occurred." Roger Terry, Senior Associate Editor, BYU Studies. Brother Terry would be correct if Book of Mormon scholars stuck with what the prophets have taught about Cumorah in New York, but they refuse. Here we discuss how to reach consensus that is consistent with the prophets.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
A reason to question consensus
Today I noticed this quotation from another blog:
Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.