One of the thorniest issues in the LDS Church is justifying the past practice of polygamy. In fact, there are 3 Gospel Topics essays devoted to the topic. Dr. Newell Bringhurst and Dr. Matt Harris
In 2013, the LDS Church sent Elder Marlin Jensen and Richard Turley to Sweden to answer tough questions about church history. This was a pivotal moment in addressing faith crisis, and led to the Church
Dr. Matthew Harris’ focus is on religion and the law, church, and state and Mormon Studies. He received a BA and MA in history from Brigham Young University and an MPhil and Ph.D. in history from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Dr. Harris has appeared on Gospel Tangents many times and is the author of many books and articles. He won the Vera Jean and J. Talmage Jones Award from the Mormon History Association in 2014. His work has been featured on C-SPAN.