As the field of Mormon studies grows, more and more non-Latter-day Saints are contributing to the scholarly conversation. Scholars often differ on fundamental matters ranging from the nature of faith claims to the nature of academic work. It can be difficult for religious believers to read perspectives from those who don’t share all of their [...]Read More
MIPodcast #23—Race and Mormonism in the nineteenth century, with Paul Reeve and Ardis Parshall (part 2)
This is part two of an interview with historian Paul Reeve, author of the new book Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness, and Ardis Parshall, independent historian and author of the Keep-a-Pitchin-In Mormon history blog. This episode focuses on the origins of the LDS Church’s restriction on priesthood ordination [...]
MIPodcast #22—Race and Mormonism in the 19th century, with Paul Reeve and Ardis Parshall (part 1 of 2)
One of the most anticipated reviews in the upcoming Mormon Studies Review focuses on a landmark book called Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness by W. Paul Reeve. In this special two-part episode, historians Reeve and Ardis E. Parshall talk about the book and answer questions about the historian’s craft more broadly.
Origen was a theological and exegetical superhero for the early Christian movement. He was nicknamed “Adamantius,” the “Man of Steel,” by the first Christian church historian, Eusebius. Origen brought the best philosophical views of his time into conversation with scripture—the former being subordinate to the latter—and his goal was to improve the lives of his fellow [...]Read More