Although the Maxwell Institute focuses its attention primarily on religious texts of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, this episode examines a religious text from an eastern tradition (the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali) in order get a better understanding of the nature of religious texts in general.
Michael Austin wants to introduce Latter-day Saints to a Job they’ve probably never met, regardless of how many times they’ve read the Old Testament book. Most readers of the Bible think of Job as the ultimate example of faith overcoming suffering. Job loses everything; his possessions, his family, his good health—everything but his patience and [...]Read More
Book Notes: Terryl L. Givens, Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought—Cosmos, God, and Humanity
Terryl L. Givens explores the foundations of Mormon theology in one of the most ambitious studies on the topic published in decades. Volume one of Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought situates early Mormon thought on “Cosmos, God, and Humanity” within it’s nineteenth-century environment as well as on a trajectory spanning back [...]Read More
What’s it like to participate in the Summer Seminar on Mormon Culture? Six participants from this year’s seminar answer that question in this episode of the Maxwell Institute Podcast.