This week, Utahns have two chances to meet Mormon scholars Adam Miller and Joseph Spencer to get some books signed or hear some of their reflections on the relevance of scripture. Spencer and Miller have been incredibly busy recently. Earlier this year, the Institute published Miller’s best-selling book Letters to a Young Mormon. Miller and Spencer recently wrapped up [...]Read More
It’s all about Brigham Young on this episode of the Maxwell Institute Podcast.
Latter-day Saints have always had a complicated relationship with the Bible. Joseph Smith signaled his deep reliance on the holy text even while challenging its authority. While he accepted many of his era’s common assumptions about the Bible, he also emphasized that it was only true insofar as it was “translated correctly.” He made revisions through prophetic inspiration but also labored to learn Hebrew in [...]Read More
In this episode of the Maxwell Institute Podcast, historian Molly Worthen joins us to discuss her new book Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism. Evangelical Christians comprise nearly 25% of the population of the United States, and although the tradition has produced a number of outstanding scholars, Evangelicalism has a reputation for promoting anti-intellectualism. Having [...]