Today I posted the following announcement on Dialogue’s website. Of course BCC needs no introduction to Kristine. You know her much better than we, though we are excited to try to catch up. Please join me in congratulating her and wishing her every success.
After an extremely competitive process among many highly qualified candidates, Dialogue is pleased to announce that we have selected Kristine Haglund to be our Editor beginning January 1, 2009. She will take her place behind Levi Peterson, our superb current Editor, in the long line of knowledgeable, articulate and discerning people at the helm of Dialogue these 41 years.
Kristine is deeply committed to finding and speaking the truth– a truth, she believes, we can only speak in love. She is comfortable slogging through doubt, anger and disagreement, if necessary, to “find a way through to what is true and lovely.” Her enthusiasm for the life of the heart and mind is palpable. She wrote us that “I have read almost every issue of the journal, which makes me quite annoying in Sunday School…It…gives me a profound sense of wonder and appreciation for the kind of intellectual work that has gone on over the last several decades, and the faith that has informed and sustained it.” We think her intellectual skill, faith and energy, coupled with a most winning appreciation for people and ideas, position her well to continue that work.
We also think she is a leader uniquely suited to connect us with a wide circle of intellectual resources. She understands the opportunities presented by the explosions in Mormon studies and interest in Mormonism and has a clear vision of Dialogue’s role as the premier journal of Mormon thought. We are honored that she has accepted our offer.
Levi will continue as Editor throughout this year. He and his board bring us a feast every quarter and we are all looking forward to the 3 issues they will yet produce.
Molly McLellan Bennion, Chair, Dialogue Board of Directors
See the Trib’s article, here.