Philip Barlow is the Leonard Arrington Chair of Mormon History & Culture at Utah State University. His teaching engages religion and human suffering, religion and the concept of “time,” American religious history, and Mormonism. His writings have contemplated belief (A Thoughtful Faith, editor), geography (the New Historical Atlas of Religion in America, with Edwin Gaustad), and scripture (Mormons and the Bible). His current projects focus on contemporary LDS religion and culture (Mormonism, with Jan Shipps) and the notion of a “war in heaven” in the history of ideas, lore, and literature. He has served as president of the Mormon History Association.