Tag Archives: Joseph Smith

Two Great Scholars Speak to Interpreter Gathering

I had the opportunity to be at a gathering for the Interpreter online journal early in August where scholars Margaret Barker and Stephen Webb addressed the group in a Q&A format. It was an intriguing discussion. Margaret Barker, a Methodist scholar and founder of the Temple Study Group in England, has become a favorite among […]

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John W. Welch: Insights from His Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecture

On May 17, 2011 (the day after I left Provo for my recent visit), Professor John W. Welch, Robert K. Thomas Professor of Law and editor-in-chief of BYU Studies, gave the 2011 Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecture at a Brigham Young University forum after having been awarded the 2011 Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, […]

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In God’s Image and Likeness: an Interview with Author Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Part 4

Part 4 [David] You make some interesting comments in your Preface regarding the opinion of many people in modern society concerning Mormonism, which would presumably apply to the Book of Moses as well. Specifically, that Mormons seem to be a very superstitious people from the perspective of our modern, scientific world, with our beliefs based, as […]

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In God’s Image and Likeness: An Interview with Author Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Part III

This is the third installment of a multi-part interview between myself and Dr. Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, author of the recently released In God’s Image and Likeness: Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Book of Moses. For previous posts in this series, see Part I here and Part II here. Please see the official website for […]

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In God’s Image and Likeness: An Interview with author Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Part II

Question for Jeff Bradshaw on In God’s Image and Likeness (cont.) [David] In your introduction, you spend some good time addressing the fact that although Joseph spent three years working on his inspired translation of the Bible, a disproportionate amount of time was spent translating the first half of the Book of Genesis, including the […]

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Manifestations of the Spirit: St. Seraphim and the Mormons

I am writing this post while on a train from Durham, England to St Andrews, Scotland (thank goodness for free WiFi).  I spent two days in Durham and absolutely loved the place. I will make sure to post more info plus pictures soon.  I would like to post now some selections from a term paper […]

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Orson Hyde, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Hierarchy of the Gods

Lately, I have been looking into a very interesting topic in the Dead Sea Scrolls which concerns the idea that there are several levels of heaven and that each level has an appointed chief or guardian who rules over it.  This is actually a fairly common theme in Jewish and Christian apocalyptic and mystical literature […]

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Thoughts on The Joseph Smith Papers

I recently had the privilege, thanks to dear friends, of obtaining a copy of the first volume of The Joseph Smith Papers, which is the first in a series that seeks to publish key documents pertaining to the Prophet Joseph Smith, including, especially, “the diaries, outgoing and incoming correspondence, revelations, contemporary reports of discourses, editorials, […]

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