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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

Being Disciple Scholars: Searching for Truth Where Science and Religion Meet

Taught by Dan Moore


Day Time Location
Friday, August 2 1 p.m. Taylor 248
Dan Moore

Dan Moore


Dr. Dan Moore grew up mostly in California, Virginia, and Utah. He and his wife, DaLynn, have seven children, including two sets of fraternal twins. Moore received both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees in geology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He received a doctorate degree in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Moore’s master’s degree emphasized igneous petrogenesis and his doctorate emphasized experimental geochemistry.

Moore has worked as a professor of Geology at Brigham Young University-Idaho since 2001. He has helped thousands of Latter-day Saints discover how to search for truth where science and religion meet.

He loves to learn and enjoys being with family and friends, eating, and watching movies. He is an active member of the LDS church. He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Argentina. He has also taught at the Missionary Training Center and has served in leadership and teaching capacities at the ward and stake level.

Class Outline

Members of the church typically want to know how to resolve apparent conflicts between scientific and revealed truth about the origins of the universe, the Earth, and the human body.  In this class, we will discuss principles that allow individuals to approach these topics as both faithful disciples and wise scholars.

Learning Objectives:

  1. God is the source of all truth.
  2. The nature, strengths, and limitations of revealed and discovered truth.
  3. Revelation and scientific discovery are complementary ways of finding truth.The characteristics of individuals who are best prepared to explore topics where there appears to be conflict between revealed and discovered truth.
  4. Introductory ability to approach challenging / sensitive topics as a disciple scholar.

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