This guest post is from Joseph M. Spencer, who recently co-directed the Mormon Theology Seminar in London.Read More
This episode features three scholars discussing the relevance of scripture. Last Wednesday, Zion’s Books in Provo, Utah hosted a roundtable discussion on the subject featuring Joseph Spencer, David Bokovoy, and Adam Miller, who read a chapter from his recent release, Letters to a Young Mormon.
In this post, guest bloggers Claudia and Richard Bushman discuss the 2014 summer seminar on Mormon culture: “The History of the Mormon Family.” The seminar began on June 15 and concludes on July 26.Read More
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
This post by Adam Miller is also at Times & Seasons where you can leave questions or comments. Miller is director of the Mormon Theology Seminar, which recently entered into partnership with the Institute’s Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies. This year’s Seminar drew to a close last week, but its fruits are [...]Read More
It’s all about Brigham Young on this episode of the Maxwell Institute Podcast.
From Adam Miller, a director of the Mormon Theology Seminar. The First Annual Summer Seminar on Mormon Theology will hold a conference on June 20th from 9am-5pm at the Hyde Park Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in London, England. The conference will be open to the public. Presentations will focus on [...]Read More
Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye is joining the Mormon Studies Review editorial team as an associate editor alongside Morgan Davis and Benjamin Park. Review editor Spencer Fluhman invited Inouye especially in order to broaden the Review’s reach in international studies. “We’re thrilled to have Dr. Inouye join our editorial staff,” Fluhman said. “She brings world class training, a [...]Read More
I’m thrilled to be in the Vatican Library with Daniel Becerra and Luke Drake, two of the Maxwell Institute’s Nibley Fellows who are PhD students of ancient Christian and Mediterranean religion. We’re currently working to preserve some of the oldest Syriac manuscripts in existence as part of a joint BYU-Vatican Library project. We have two weeks and [...]Read More
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