John A. Tvedtnes notes non-Latter-day Saint scholars who had studied LDS beliefs up to 2001.
John A. Tvedtnes, "Scholarship in Mormonism and Mormonism in Scholarship," 2001 FairMormon Conference
The opportunity to discuss LDS topics in scholarly venues has prompted me to discuss with you the status of scholarship in Mormonism and of Mormonism in scholarship. In doing so, it will be necessary to discuss the recent history of LDS scholarship and how it has fared in both the scholarly world and with critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I will not be discussing LDS scholarship in general, which is rather extensive. Rather, we will be looking at scholarly work on LDS topics that have published in non-LDS publications.