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2022 Temple on Mount Zion Conference

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Conference Talks: Science, Religion, and Agency

Conference Talks: Science, Religion, and Agency

Almost all conceptions of human agency are rooted in libertarianism and grounded in a set of assumptions about the nature of the non-human world, the nature of causality, and the nature of determinism. The effect of this is that agency is always understood around two mutually exclusive positions, compatibilism and incompatibilism. Within this intellectual context, human agency is always impossible, trivial, or illusory. Human agency is drawn into discussions of science and religion because most traditional “scientific” notions of causality and determination are understood in ways that make agency impossible, and most religious positions try to reconcile themselves to the classical libertarian position, which is self-contradictory. The presentation proposed here argues for a new understanding of human agency which requires a rethinking of causality and determinism that is compatible with science. And a refutation of agency that most religious positions unwisely endorse. Agency turns out to be not so much a matter of free choice, but of a deeper matter of the nature of the human world, human ontology, and truth. The lack of clarity on issues of science, religion, and agency comes not from science or religion, but from a faulty dogmatic scientism and the naturalistic metaphysic it always imposes on intellectual discourse.

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 51 (Malachi)

Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 51

Malachi 1 Introduction/The Burden of the Word Our last book and prophet of the Old Testament is also the last chronologically. Malachi, whose name means “my messenger,” ministered in about 430-420 BC, likely in and around Jerusalem. For only the third time in the Old...

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Interpreting Interpreter: Inheriting a Curse

Interpreting Interpreter: Inheriting a Curse

This post is a summary of the article ““Being of that Lineage”: Generational Curses and Inheritance in the Book of Abraham” by John S. Thompson in Volume 54 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship. An introduction to the Interpreting...

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Interpreter Radio Show — November 20, 2022

Interpreter Radio Show — November 20, 2022

  In this episode, our hosts Bruce Webster, Kris Frederickson and Martin Tanner introduce our new show format. Each show will be divided into a number of segments that may vary from week to week. One segment will provide information that will supplement the study...

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Conference Talks: Science, Religion, and Agency

Conference Talks: Science vs. Religion: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

This essay examines the details of ongoing wars between science and religion and shows why they are not only futile and senseless, but also unnecessary. Sometimes such battles cause people to forget important ideals that science and religion hold in common. It is important for religious movements to stay focused on religion and not embrace in their central belief systems some particular scientific theory or worldview that will eventually become obsolete with continued research advances. As Holmes Rolston observed, “The religion that is married to science today will be a widow tomorrow.” Both scientists and religious believers can stand in awe at the majesty of the universe. So why all the fighting?

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 51 (Malachi)

Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 50

Haggai 1 “Consider Your Ways” Haggai was a prophet in Jerusalem about 520 BC, after a number of those of Judah, along with their descendants who were born abroad, had returned from captivity in Babylon. Haggai’s name means “feast” or “celebration.” He was contemporary...

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