Abstract: Latter-day Saints are often aware that the Apocrypha contains valuable sacred material along with some “interpolations of men,” but few know how to approach those ancient texts and what they could learn from them. A new book by Jared … Continue reading →
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Abstract: This informative and very readable volume, targeted to a Latter day Saint audience, serves as an introduction to the Apocrypha and an exploration of Latter-day Saint views of the books. Even those already familiar with the Apocrypha will find this book … Continue reading →
On Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m., BYU Professor Royal Skousen will speak on the just-published The Nature of the Original Language, parts 3 and 4 of volume 3 of the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project. The lecture will include additional commentary by Stanford Carmack, Skousen’s collaborator in authoring and researching these two new […]
Laura Harris Hales interviews biblical scholar Shon Hopkin about Day of Atonement imagery in Latter-day Saint teachings.
The September 16 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Bruce Webster, Kris Frederickson and Mike Parker. Topics discussed included the protests and excommunication of Sam Young, General Conference speculation and discussion and keys for understanding Isaiah.
Author’s note: This series shares six stories about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Each story is framed in the context of a Christlike attribute. This article with examples of obedience is an adapted and expanded from part 3 of a presentation given at […]
Abstract: What is theosis? Why does the doctrine of theosis matter? Why did God become man so that man might become God? In his book To Become Like God, Andrew C. Skinner answers these questions with compelling clarity. He provides … Continue reading →
The September 9 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Martin Tanner, John Gee, Dan Peterson, and Terry Hutchinson discussing "Saints", BYU's New Testament commentary, linguistic analysis of the Book of Mormon text, scholarly insights about the witnesses to the Book of Mormon, "The Expanded Canon," and John Gee's book on the Book of Abraham.
The September 2 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen Smoot, and Hales Swift. Topics discussed included the upcoming release of the new "Saints" Church history book, the history of creating Church histories, and types of histories.
The August 26 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Craig Foster, Martin Tanner, and Matthew Bowen, discussing Sam Young's hunger strike, youth interviews by bishops, medical marijuana, same-sex marriage, baptism of children in same-sex marriage households, and legalism vs. moralism.
Author’s note: This series shares six stories about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Each story is framed in the context of a Christlike attribute. This article with examples of charity is an adapted and expanded from part 2 of a presentation given at […]
“And the Meek Also Shall Increase”: The Verb yāsap in Isaiah 29 and Nephi’s Prophetic Allusions to the Name Joseph in 2 Nephi 25–30 - Matthew L. Bowen
Abstract: Beyond his autobiographic use of Joseph’s name and biography, Nephi also considered the name Joseph to have long-term prophetic value. As a Semitic/Hebrew name, Joseph derives from the verb yāsap (to “add,” “increase,” “proceed to do something” “do something … Continue reading →
Laura Harris Hales discusses tips for understanding Isaiah in the Old Testament with Joseph M. Spencer.
Abstract: The new volume Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days: The Standard of Truth: 1815–1846, published under the auspices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a monumental step forward in how the Church tells its history. It is a landmark achievement, the culmination of […]
Coming Event: Lecture on a New Publication, The Nature of the Original Language of the Book of Mormon
We are pleased to announce the publication of another two volumes of the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project by Royal Skousen, with the assistance of Stanford Carmack. Drs. Skousen and Carmack will present a lecture on the publication on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7 p.m., at the Hinckley Center Assembly Hall, Brigham Young University, […]
Author’s note: This series shares six stories about Latter-day Saints from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Each story is framed in the context of a Christlike attribute. The story of Da and Angélique Tarr is an adapted and expanded from part 1 of a presentation given at the FairMormon 2018 Conference. The video version […]
Abstract: Moroni’s years of wandering alone after the battle of Cumorah have been often discussed, but not in the context of how they impacted his writing and editorial work. John Bytheway’s latest offering provides us insight into the man Moroni … Continue reading →
Abstract: In this article I argue that faith is not only rationally justifiable but also inescapable simply because our decisions regarding ultimate questions must necessarily be made under conditions of objective uncertainty. I review remarks by several prominent thinkers on the … Continue reading →
Laura Harris Hales interviews scholar Nicholas (Nick) J. Frederick about New Testament intertextuality in the Book of Mormon.
The August 19 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Bruce Webster and Mike Parker. Topics discussed include the Church's re-emphasis on its official name, the history of the Church's name, Old Testament study in Gospel Doctrine class, and wisdom literature in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon.
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