If you hadn’t noticed yet, I am the cute but stupid one at BCC. So here’s what I’m wondering:
How has Mormon scholarship affected the average member of the church?
By ‘average member,’ I mean a person who does not subscribe to Dialogue or any other journal, and if living outside the US, does not have access to books on Mormon topics, in English or any other language. His or her source for information about the church is the church, either by choice or due to a lack of options. I’m not asking this sarcastically or accusatorily, so no need for defensiveness. I assume some elements have trickled (or flooded) into everyday Mormon practice and doctrine, but I would be interested to have some details.