Today marks the tenth anniversary of Hugh W. Nibley’s passing, but his legacy continues to inspire Latter-day Saints who value religious scholarship. As the Chair of the Maxwell Institute’s Nibley Fellowship Program, it has been my pleasure to become familiar with many young, promising scholars who trace their intellectual yearnings in part back to Dr. Nibley. I’ve invited some of them to reflect on their experiences learning about religion in the academy. In this post, Joseph Spencer recalls being introduced to Nibley’s work. More “Nibley Fellow Reflections” are on the way. —Kristian HealRead More
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.
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