Summarized by Kent Larsen
Dialogue Starts Website, Resumes Publication
Kent Larsen 11Apr00 A4
SHAKER HEIGHTS, OHIO -- The LDS Journal Dialogue is now represented on
the Internet, and has resumed publication following a recent move to
Ohio. The well-known LDS Journal, founded in 1966 by a group that
included LDS author and former BYU professor Eugene England and now
LDS Apostle Dallin Oaks, is using the web to let the public know more
about it and preview the table of contents of current issues.
The website is located at
http://www.dialoguejournal.com/ also includes information about
coming issues, submission guidelines, contact information for the
editors and information about subscribing and getting copies of past
issues. On-line subscribing isn't yet available.
Dialogue's publication was delayed last year when the editors, Neal
and Rebecca Chandler moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio, near Cleveland and
Kirtland. Since the move, the Chandlers have managed to publish both
the Spring and Summer 1999 issues, and say that the Fall 1999 issue
will be mailed soon. They say that they anticipate catching-up soon
and without any sacrifice of quality.
The upcoming Fall 1999 issue is particularly noteworthy, since it has
been guest-edited by BYU professors Gideon Burton and Neal Kramer, who
are also on the board of the Association for Mormon Letters. The issue
is devoted to creative works by LDS authors and critical perspectives
on Mormon literature.
Dialogue joins BYU Studies as the only academic journals that cover
Mormonism on the World Wide Web. Sunstone is not yet on the web. Few
other print magazines devoted to Mormonism can be found on the Web.
The nascent Latter-day Sports has been on the web since its inception,
and the now defunct This People magazine also had a website. The LDS
Church's Church Magazines, the Ensign, New Era and Friend, are also
not on the web.