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A Compelling Case for Theosis

3 months ago
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 ample convincing evidence that, far from being a deviation from original Christian beliefs, the doctrine […]
John C. Hancock

Interpreter Radio Show — September 9, 2018

3 months 1 week ago
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.
Administration

Interpreter Radio Show — September 2, 2018

3 months 1 week ago
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.
Administration

Interpreter Radio Show — August 26 2018

3 months 1 week ago
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.
Administration

“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

3 months 1 week ago
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 →
Matthew L. Bowen

The Dawning of a Brighter Day

3 months 2 weeks ago
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 […]
Stephen O. Smoot

Coming Event: Lecture on a New Publication, The Nature of the Original Language of the Book of Mormon

3 months 2 weeks ago
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, […]
Administration

Da and Angélique Tarr: The Power of Faith — Stories of the Saints in the DR Congo, Part 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
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 […]
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

An Ancient Survival Guide: John Bytheway’s Look at Moroni

3 months 2 weeks ago
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 and how his isolation impacted the material that he left for his latter-day readers. Review […]
Jared Riddick
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