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Revelations in Context
For anyone interested in the historical context behind the individual (and collective) sections of the Doctrine and Covenants, this resource provided by the Church is an excellent study aid. Especially helpful is the "Index by Section Number" that should he...
For anyone interested in the historical context behind the individual (and collective) sections of the Doctrine and Covenants, this resource provided by the Church is an excellent study aid. Especially helpful is the "Index...
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Book Notice: "From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith's Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon"
The Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University and Deseret Book have co-published a new book titled  From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith's Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon . I have picked up a copy just today, and have been abl...
The Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University and Deseret Book have co-published a new book titled From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith's Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon. I have picked up a copy...
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"Faith in the Past: Church History in an Information Age"
J. Spencer Fluhman, associate professor of history at Brigham Young University. Professor J. Spencer Fluhman delivered an excellent devotional talk at the LDS Business College some time ago (I recall encountering this article for the first time back in 2014...
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Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
A very heartfelt happy Easter to everyone! So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is ...
A very heartfelt happy Easter to everyone! So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed ...
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Admission and Omission: What Is the Church's Position on the Book of Abraham?
"Printing Plates of Facsimiles of Papyrus Drawings, Nauvoo, IL, early 1842" (http://josephsmithpapers.org) In his March 2015 letter to the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appealing his excommunication, John Dehlin claims ...
"Printing Plates of Facsimiles of Papyrus Drawings, Nauvoo, IL, early 1842" (http://josephsmithpapers.org) In his March 2015 letter to the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appealing his exco...
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The Spirits of Light and Darkness
The Qumran text 1QS, otherwise known as the Rule of the Community ( Serekh ha-Yaḥad ), has an interesting depiction of two "spirits," the spirits of light and darkness ( רוחות אור וחושׁכ ), that, the text explains, were created by God, "making them the corne...
The Qumran text 1QS, otherwise known as the Rule of the Community (Serekh ha-Yaḥad), has an interesting depiction of two "spirits," the spirits of light and darkness (רוחות אור וחושׁכ), that, the text explains, were created by...
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Why Were the Gold Plates Necessary?
I am now roughly halfway through From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith's Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon . It is excellent. I've found many nice little nuggets I could blog about. For example, Michael MacKay and Gerrit Dirkmaat note the i...
I am now roughly halfway through From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith's Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon. It is excellent. I've found many nice little nuggets I could blog about. For example, Michael MacKay...
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A Good Week for Star Wars Nerds
Well, now I know what I'm going to be doing this December. My inner eight-year-old is squealing with delight right now! To hell with the cynics and the skeptics, I am totally, utterly, and senselessly excited for the The Force Awakens and Star Wars Battlefr...
Well, now I know what I'm going to be doing this December. My inner eight-year-old is squealing with delight right now! To hell with the cynics and the skeptics, I am totally, utterly, and senselessly excited for the The ...
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I Sustain President Thomas S. Monson
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the morning of April 4, 2015, with President Thomas S. Monson sitting between President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Yesterday afternoon, during the sustaining o...
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the morning of April 4, 2015, with President Thomas S. Monson sitting between President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Yesterday af...
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Because He Lives
Be sure to check out the Church's new website . This video below is from last year, but it's still good. O how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for our escape from the grasp of this awful monster; yea, that monster, death and hell. . . . [...
Be sure to check out the Church's new website. This video below is from last year, but it's still good. O how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for our escape from the grasp of this awful monster; yea,...
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Happy Spring Equinox!
In honor of today being the first day of spring, please enjoy the delight poem "Mailied" by my homeboy Johann Goethe. Wie herrlich leuchtet Mir die Natur! Wie glänzt die Sonne! Wie lacht die Flur! Es dringen Blüten Aus jedem Zweig Und tausend Stimmen Aus de...
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In honor of today being the first day of spring, please enjoy the delight poem "Mailied" by my homeboy Johann Goethe. Wie herrlich leuchtet Mir die Natur! Wie glänzt die Sonne! Wie lacht die Flur! Es dringen Blüten Aus ...
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Dale Morgan on Objectivity in Mormon History
 Dale Morgan, 1914-1971. Lowell Dale Morgan (who commonly went by simply Dale Morgan) was an American historian (and former Mormon) who influenced such authors as Juanita Brooks and Fawn Brodie. Morgan left behind an interesting collection of personal lette...
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Research Assistant (Brigham Young University) and Editorial Consultant (Interpreter Foundation)
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I am married to an exotic wife (Ancient Near Eastern Studies) with a demanding mistress (German Studies) on the side.
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    Ancient Near Eastern Studies & German Studies, 2011 - present
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