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“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...
Conference Talks: “Full of grace, mercy, and truth”: Exploring the Complexities of the Presence of the New Testament within the Book of Mormon
Summary:While it has often been observed that the language of the New Testament plays a key role in the English text of the Book of Mormon, how the New Testament appears in the Book of Mormon has not been thoroughly explored. This presentation will offer some...
Interpreter Radio: The New Testament in Context Lesson 23
In the May 7 Come, Follow Me segment of the Interpreter Radio Show, our hosts Terry Hutchinson, Spencer Kraus, Hales Swift, and Brent Schmidt discuss New Testament lesson 23, “In Remembrance” covering Matthew 26, Mark 14, and John 13. You can listen to or...
New Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 23
Matthew 26:1-5, 14-20 Conspiracy Against the Lord (see also Mark 14:1-2, 10-17; Luke 22:1-18) First, we will continue with the events of “Tuesday,” three days before Jesus’s death. Read Matthew 26:1-5, 14-16, about the plot to destroy the Savior. Then read verses...
Interpreting Interpreter: Book of Mormon Theosis
This post is a summary of the article “Theosis in the Book of Mormon: The Work and Glory of the Father, Mother and Son, and Holy Ghost” by Val Larsen and Newell D. Wright in Volume 56 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship. An introduction...
Theosis in the Book of Mormon: The Work and Glory of the Father, Mother and Son, and Holy Ghost
Abstract: While some scholars have suggested that the doctrine of theosis — the transformation of human beings into divine beings — emerged only in Nauvoo, the essence of the doctrine was already present in the Book of Mormon, both in precept and example. The doctrine...
Conference Talks: Charity, Priest, and Church versus Love, Elder, and Congregation: The Book of Mormon’s connection to the debate between William Tyndale and Thomas More
Summary:Thomas More and William Tyndale were staunch opponents but they did agree on two things: (1) that language and theology were inseparable, and (2) that errors of language could lead to serious errors in theology. These two commonalities fueled their famous...
Interpreter Radio Show — May 14, 2023
In this episode of The Interpreter Radio Show, our hosts are Terry Hutchinson, John Gee, and Kevin Christensen. They discuss Come, Follow Me New Testament lesson 24, Zelph, Egyptian archeology, Church finances, the recent BYU New Testament Commentary...
New Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 22
Mark 12:28-34 The Two Great Commandments (see also Matthew 22:34-40) It is still “Tuesday” of the last week of Jesus’s life, three days before the Passover and His death. A scribe (or a Pharisee, according to Matthew 22:35) approaches Jesus and asks, “Which is the...
Volumes 53, 54, and 55 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship are Now Available for Ordering in Paperback and E-book Formats
The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, Volumes 53 (2022), 54 (2023) and 55 (2023) are now available in paperback and digital formats for ordering and downloading.
Interpreter Radio Show — May 7, 2023
In this episode of The Interpreter Radio Show, our hosts are Terry Hutchinson, Spencer Kraus, Hales Swift, and Brent Schmidt. They discuss Come, Follow Me New Testament lesson 23, the windows in Jaredite barges, and the recent BYU New Testament Commentary...
A New and Most Welcome Resource for Book of Abraham Studies
Review of Stephen O. Smoot, John Gee, Kerry Muhlestein, and John S. Thompson, “A Guide to the Book of Abraham,” BYU Studies Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2022). 302 pages. Abstract: The new and special issue of BYU Studies containing “A Guide to the Book of Abraham” provides a...
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