We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new Maxwell Institute Podcast, featuring interviews with scholars specializing in biblical and scriptural studies, Mormon studies, and religious studies more generally. In addition to episodes hosted by Blair Hodges, we’ve invited Kirk Caudle, host of The Mormon Book Review podcast, to bring his show under the new Maxwell Institute Podcast umbrella.
There are many ancient texts available for study. The focus of the Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts is biblical and other religious texts from the Middle Eastern world written in Hebrew, Syriac and Arabic. Rather than trying to describe everything the Center does, the on-going work of the Center can best be explained by talking in more specific terms. This we will do by introducing one particular ancient text, and describing what the Center is doing with it and who benefits from our work.Read More
Last week I requested questions for philosopher and Mormon theologian Adam S. Miller. For more about Miller, see here. In this post, Miller responds to queries about free will, the practice of Mormon theology, grace, the nature of faith, and other topics. Thanks to all those who submitted questions. Here are Miller’s responses. You can [...]Read More
The Institute’s Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies began sponsoring a biennial (now annual) lecture in 2009. The first lecture, “Joseph Smith’s American Bible: Radicalizing the Familiar,” delivered by Terryl L. Givens, is now available on the Institute’s YouTube channel. Givens is a professor of literature and religion, the current occupant of the James [...]Read More