Author Archives: Ken Krogue

Human Knowing

A presentation by Chauncey C. Riddle, 7 April 2017, Firm Foundation Expo held at Utah Valley University. (Originally a Powerpoint presentation.) Human Knowing Thesis: We know little but believe much Note: I suggest you not take notes but just concentrate … Continue reading

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Definitions of Philosophy, Science, Technology, Scholarship, History, and Religion

NOTE: I asked Dr. Riddle to define Philosophy, Science, Technology, Scholarship, History, and Religion. This is what he gave me back the next day. – Ken Krogue Philosophy: The love of wisdom. Asking the right questions. Epistemology: How can we … Continue reading

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How the Categories Work

Please note that the Category Widget on the sidebar to the right at the top is being used two ways to categorize these works of Dr. Riddles: TOPIC The top half is alphabetical by topic. WHERE PUBLISHED/PRESENTED (BELOW) The lower … Continue reading

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Working By Faith is Mental Exertion (NEW!)

I had the pleasure of having Elder Riddle in my district and zone while serving in the Illinois Peoria mission. I have a two page work entitled “Working By Faith is Mental Exertion” written by Chauncey Riddle in response to … Continue reading

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How to Stay on the Straight and Narrow

Chauncey C. Riddle It is my purpose tonight to paint a picture for you. The picture is one with which you’re all very familiar: I propose to talk about the gospel. I hope to say something that will crystalize it … Continue reading

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Why is There Evil?

Chauncey C. Riddle Can you tell what the problem of evil is? Why it is a problem? If it is true that God is all good and omnipotent how come the world is so evil? It’s important to understand this … Continue reading

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Principles II

Chauncey C. Riddle We begin this hour with the principle of justice. Justice is the principle that righteousness demands regress for wrong. That is to say, if someone is injured, there must be a restoration or some other kind of … Continue reading

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Principles I

Chauncey C. Riddle I emphasize again, as I did yesterday, that what I am saying is my idea. I have tried to study and put together the gospel in my mind. In preparing these lectures this year I’ve learned some … Continue reading

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Religion and Politics

Dr. Chauncey Riddle The widespread approval in our times of a separation of church and state has led many persons into the dangerous error of supposing that politics and religion must be similarly separated. It is a matter of simple … Continue reading

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New Names and the New Covenant

Chauncey C. Riddle I ask for an interest in your faith and prayers. I tremble a little bit because as I say things it’s impossible to say everything and I find I miss saying important things. For instance, in relation … Continue reading

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The Second Coming

Dr. Chauncey C. Riddle Brothers and sisters, as I approach this subject of the second coming of the Savior, I fully recognize the import.  I further recognize that I am not an authority on this subject.  I would wish that … Continue reading

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Chauncey C. Riddle There is a rational back bone, that is to say there is a rule. The weakness of the moral sense philosophy is that just about anything can come out of it. Historically speaking much good came out … Continue reading

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The Creation of the Earth and the Probation of Man

Chauncey C. Riddle We will talk about the creation of the earth and of the world as a setting for the probation of man. This earth was set up as the perfect place for man’s probation. Into this setting, now … Continue reading

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The Creation and the Gospel

To me the theology of the LDS Church is the most important body of knowledge in the world.  If I were a musician, I would write music about it and perform that music.  If I were a painter, I would … Continue reading

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Why We Are Here

Because we are blessed with knowing the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, we understand that there are five basic irreducible purposes of our mortal existence. Only the first is absolutely essential. To fulfill the others makes a fullness of blessing. … Continue reading

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The Two Covenants

The Two Covenants Chauncey C. Riddle is an emeritus professor of philosophy at BYU. Chauncey C. Riddle The most important things for any human being to know are that there does exist a God of righteousness, that He is our … Continue reading

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The Point is to Know what you Know

By Chauncey C. Riddle This People – Summer 1998, p 11-24 It is good to know. But it is better to know that you know. WE HUMANS DELIGHT IN KNOWING. We love to look, see, hear, understand and imagine. But … Continue reading

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Language Transactions in Covenant and Contract

Chauncey Cazier Riddle Proceedings of the Deseret Language and Linguistics Society 1993 Symposium Brigham Young University 1-2 April 1993 I. Introduction Two fundamental ideas form the frame of this paper. First human beings have four kinds of language ability. They … Continue reading

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Creating Zion

March 9th, 1993 Educators Conference, BYU Third Annual Laying the Foundations Symposium Chauncey C. Riddle I see the place of BYU in Zion to be a bridge between the world and the kingdom of God Seventeen years ago I produced … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of Mormonism See this page in the original 1992 publication. Author: Riddle, Chauncey C. Receiving personal revelation is a vital and distinctive part of the LDS religious experience. Response to personal revelation is seen as the basis for … Continue reading

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