Louis C. Midgley

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Louis C. Midgley is prominent Mormon apologist[1] and retired professor of political science at Brigham Young University. Since his retirement he has been closely involved with the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, writing many book reviews, articles, and book chapters defending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from critics.[2]

He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and holds a Ph.D. from Brown University. While a professor at BYU Midgley taught a class on the Constitution and its ratification at least once a year. He also wrote about the works of Paul Tillich and Dostoevsky.

Midgley contributed the article on theology to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism. In 2005-2006 Midgley served as editor of the FARMS Review. Other topics Midgley has studied included the abandonment of a belief in the Book of Mormon as an ancient document by members of the Community of Christ.[3] Midgley has criticized both the writings of Grant H. Palmer and his representations of his career.[4]

Following his retirement Midgley and his wife served as Church Educational System missionaries in New Zealand.