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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...
Interpreter Radio: The New Testament in Context Lesson 24
In the May 14 Come, Follow Me segment of the Interpreter Radio Show, our hosts Terry Hutchinson, John Gee, and Kevin Christensen discuss New Testament lesson 24, “Continue Ye in My Love” covering John 14–17. You can listen to or download the New Testament in...
New Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 24
John 14 The Two Comforters Note: Jesus gave the teachings in this chapter while He and the apostles were still in the Upper Room, after the departure of Judas and before they left for Gethsemane. On this night of terrors the Savior speaks comfort to His disciples:...
“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...
Brent J. Schmidt’s Relational Faith: An Essential Book for Understanding the New Testament Meaning of “Faith” and for Better Appreciating the Beauty of the Restoration
Anew book, Brent Schmidt’s Relational Faith, may be one of the best resources around to help Latter-day Saints and perhaps many other Christians understand and explain what the Bible means when it talks about faith in Christ. Not only does this book help us cut...
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