In episode 35 of the Mormon Book Review, Kirk Caudle discusses The Joseph Smith Papers: Documents, Volume 1, July 1828-1831, with the book’s coeditor Gerrit Dirkmaat. In this interview Dirkmaat talks about the earliest revelations of Joseph Smith and provides key historical background information concerning Doctrine and Covenants sections 19, 25, and 41. Gerrit Dirkmaat is a historian [...]
Elder D. Todd Christofferson gave an interesting devotional address last week at BYU-Idaho focusing on the Prophet Joseph Smith. He highlighted the excellent work being done on the Joseph Smith Papers Project and called on members of the Church to become better familiar with Joseph by avoiding the overemphasis or denial of the Prophet’s flaws. [...]Read More
This episode of the Maxwell Institute Podcast focuses on the topic of apologetics, or defending the faith. Myron Bradley Penner, an Anglican priest from Canada, discusses his new book, The End of Apologetics: Christian Witness in a Postmodern Context. In the book, Penner addresses problems he sees with certain modern apologetic methods, but they might not be what you expect.
We’re hard at work getting the new Maxwell Institute website ready to launch. All of our past material—including all our journals and 73 book titles—will be available on the new site. To tide you over in the meantime, we’ve added five more books to our online offerings. Donald W. Parry, ed., Temples of the Ancient [...]Read More