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Jesus Christ in the Topical Guide with Stephanie Dibb Sorensen

2 days 3 hours ago
    About the Interview: In 1979, the first Latter-day Saint edition of the Bible was published. Notably, it included a “Topical Guide with Selected Concordance and Index.” Approximately 100 Church Education System teachers and about the same number of returned missionaries at Brigham Young University assisted in the process of gathering scriptural references for […]
LDS Perspectives

Science and Genesis: A Personal View

4 days 3 hours ago
Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw originally appeared in Science & Mormonism Series 1: Cosmos, Earth, and Man (2016). Abstract: Given their status as targets of humor and caricature, the well-worn stories of Adam, Eve, and Noah are difficult for many people to take seriously. However, we do […]
Administration

A Passover Setting for Lehi’s Exodus

1 week ago
Abstract: Later in his life, former Palmyra resident Fayette Lapham recounted with sharp detail an 1830 interview he conducted with Joseph Smith Sr. about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Among the details he reports that Lehi’s exodus from Jerusalem occurred during a “great feast.” This detail, not found in the published Book […]
Don Bradley

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 49 (Christmas)

1 week 3 days ago
This is an Interpreter Radio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 49, “Good Tidings of Great Joy,” on Christmas. The panelists for this roundtable were Martin Tanner, Craig Foster and Matthew Bowen. This roundtable was extracted from the November 24, 2019 broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete show may be heard at https://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreter-radio-show-november-24-2019/. […]
Administration

Interpreter Radio Show — November 24, 2019

1 week 3 days ago
You can listen to or download the November 24 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). The hosts were Martin Tanner, Craig Foster and Matthew Bowen and the discussion centered around Thanksgiving. Also included was a roundtable on the upcoming Come, Follow Me lesson #48 […]
Administration

Answering New Atheism and Seeking a Sure Knowledge of God

1 week 4 days ago
Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article by Amy L. Williams originally appeared in Science & Mormonism Series 1: Cosmos, Earth, and Man (2016). Abstract: This article describes and counters the arguments of the “New Atheism,” a loose movement that some have characterized as espousing the belief that religion should be actively countered, […]
Administration

Redeeming the Dead in 1 Peter 3:17-20 and 4:6

1 week 4 days ago
A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 46: “Rejoice with Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory”     Transcript 1 Peter discusses Christ’s ministry to the spirits in prison in chapters 3:17-20 and 4:6. This first comes up in a larger discussion within 1 Peter of suffering for doing right versus suffering for doing […]
Hales Swift

Interpreter Radio Show — November 17, 2019

1 week 6 days ago
You can listen to or download the November 17 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). The hosts were Bruce Webster, Kris Frederickson and Mike Parker and the discussion included affinity fraud in Utah and the new Missionary Handbook. Also included was a roundtable on […]
Administration

Taking Stock

2 weeks ago
Abstract: In a response to my review of their Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts volume, the series editors of the Joseph Smith Papers provided feedback and commentary on two important items. There are other, unaddressed issues this rejoinder examines. I am grateful to the editors of the Joseph Smith Papers for their thoughtful response to my review1 […]
John Gee

A Welcome Response, but Flaws Remain

2 weeks ago
Abstract: After Interpreter published my lengthy paper that discussed apparent bias and flaws in scholarship in the Joseph Smith Papers volume on the Book of Abraham, two members of the JSP Project team have responded with a defense of their volume. Their reply is welcome and points to some of the strengths in the methodology behind much […]
Jeff Lindsay

The Joseph Smith Papers and the Book of Abraham: A Response to Recent Reviews

2 weeks ago
Abstract: The Joseph Smith Papers welcomes engagement with its work and gratefully acknowledges the important work of various scholars on the Book of Abraham. Recent reviews in the Interpreter of Revelations and Translations, Volume 4, however, significantly misunderstand the purposes and conventions of the project. This response corrects some of those misconceptions, including the idea that […]
Matthew J. Grow

Faith without Works in James 2

2 weeks 4 days ago
A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 45: “Be Ye Doers of the Word, and Not Hearers Only”     Transcript James 2 discusses the question of faith and works. There James makes the argument that if, by faith, one means mere intellectual or verbal assent to something, then it doesn’t accomplish much. 14 […]
Hales Swift

Christ as the Mediator of the New Testament (Hebrews 9)

2 weeks 4 days ago
A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 44: “An High Priest of Good Things to Come”     Transcript In Hebrews 9:14–17, the author described Christ as the mediator of the new testament. What does he mean by this? I will discuss this after reading the passage in question, beginning with verse 14 14 […]
Hales Swift

Science and Mormonism

2 weeks 4 days ago
Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article by Henry Eyring originally appeared in Science & Mormonism Series 1: Cosmos, Earth, and Man (2016). Abstract: Famed chemist Henry Eyring, father of apostle Henry B. Eyring, provides an entertaining and highly readable discussion on evolution, the search for truth, literal and figurative interpretations of scripture, […]
Administration

The Brass Plates Version of Genesis

3 weeks ago
Abstract: The Book of Mormon peoples repeatedly indicated that they were descendants of Joseph, the son of Jacob who was sold into Egypt by his brothers. The plates of brass that they took with them from Jerusalem c. 600 bce provided them with a version of many Old Testament books and others not included in our Hebrew […]
Noel B. Reynolds
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