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Interpreting Interpreter: The Ghost of Moroni
This post is a summary of the article “The Holy Ghost in the Book of Moroni: Possessed of Charity” by Newell D. Wright and Val Larsen in Volume 57 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship. An introduction to the Interpreting Interpreter...
The Holy Ghost in the Book of Moroni: Possessed of Charity
Abstract: The role played by the Holy Ghost is an especially important connecting thread that runs through the Book of Moroni. The book illuminates the various ways in which the Holy Ghost transforms fallen human beings into redeemed members of the kingdom of God....
Conference Talks: “Astronomy, God, and the Search for Elegance”
Science and Mormonism have nearly always been on very friendly terms, with Church members sharing the deep conviction that, as expressed by former scientist and apostle Elder James E. Talmage, “within the gospel of Jesus Christ there is room and place for every truth...
Interpreter Radio Show — June 4, 2023
In this episode of The Interpreter Radio Show, our hosts are Martin Tanner, Spencer Kraus, Hales Swift, and Brent Schmidt. They discuss Come, Follow Me New Testament lesson 27, Jesus Christ as the Light and Life of the World, and the Priesthood Restoration. You...
Interpreter Radio Show — May 21, 2023
In this episode of The Interpreter Radio Show, our hosts are Bruce Webster, Kris Frederickson, and Robert Boylan. They discuss Come, Follow Me New Testament lesson 25 and Science and Religion. You can listen to or download the May 21st broadcast of the...
Interpreter Radio: The New Testament in Context Lesson 25
In the May 21 Come, Follow Me segment of the Interpreter Radio Show, our hosts Bruce Webster, Kris Frederickson, and Robert Boylan discuss New Testament lesson 25, “Not My Will, but Thine, Be Done” covering Luke 22 and John 18. You can listen to or download the...
New Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 25
NOTE: Luke 22 and John 18 are mostly about the same events we studied two weeks ago in Matthew 26; Mark 14; and John 13. Thus, the following portions of Luke 22 and John 18 are being skipped this week: Luke 22:1-6 The betrayal is planned by Judas and the Jewish...
Interpreter Radio Show — May 28, 2023
In this episode of The Interpreter Radio Show, our hosts are Steve Densley, Mark Johnson, and John Thompson. They discuss Dan Peterson's article “In This Batter’d Caravanserai”, Personal Revelation, and Come, Follow Me New Testament lesson 26. You can listen to...
Interpreting Interpreter: Plagiarizing Salomé?
This post is a summary of the article “The Dance of Reader and Text: Salomé, the Daughter of Jared, and the Regal Dance of Death” by Alan Goff in Volume 57 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship. An introduction to the Interpreting...
The Dance of Reader and Text: Salomé, the Daughter of Jared, and the Regal Dance of Death
Abstract: Modern readers too often and easily misread modern assumptions into ancient texts. One such notion is that when the reader encounters repeated stories in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, Herodotus, or numerous other texts, the obvious explanation that requires...
Conference Talks: “A theory! A theory! We have already got a theory, and there cannot be any more theories!”
Summary:Three common views regarding the translation of the Book of Mormon, still held by some, can be summarized as follows: (1) as Joseph Smith translated, ideas came to his mind and he expressed those ideas in his own language and phraseology; (2) as a result, the...
“In This Batter’d Caravanserai”
Abstract: In the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, based upon verses composed by an eleventh-century Persian mathematician and astronomer, the English Victorian poet Edward FitzGerald eloquently portrays human life in an indifferent, deterministic universe that lacks any...
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