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MIPodcast #65—Womanist theology and Mormonism, with Janan Graham-Russell

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. When you think about your religious beliefs, your theology, how much consideration have you given to your race? How has the color of your skin affected your understanding of God, of Jesus Christ, or of your religious community? Maybe you’ve […]

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Terryl Givens: 10 facts about the Mormon religion

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. This guest post is by Terryl Givens, one of our 2017 Neal A. Maxwell fellows, courtesy of the OUP Blog. Especially to those outside the faith, the beliefs and practices of the Mormon religion are largely unknown, and this has […]

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“Intensely collaborative, charitable, and collegial”—Andrew Smith on the 2017 Mormon Theology Seminar

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Andrew Smith The Mormon Theological Seminar has been a wonderful experience. The two weeks we spent together was an amazing time with deep insights and many positive aspects. While there are many things about the experience  I could speak to here, […]

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How to catch up on the Summer Seminar on Mormon Culture

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Philip L. Barlow introduces the 2017 Symposium. See more photos on Twitter and Instagram. The symposium for the 2017 Summer Seminar on Mormon Culture wrapped up yesterday at Brigham Young University. Terryl Givens and Philip Barlow directed this year’s group […]

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MIPodcast #64—Heresy, opposition, and becoming gods, with Adam J. Powell

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015 Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at the hands of an angry mob in June of 1844. Shortly before his death he is reported to have […]

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“Abinadi was a soldier”—Nate Oman on the 2017 Mormon Theology Seminar

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. The 2017 Mormon Theology Seminar recently wrapped up at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. We asked seminar participants to reflect on their experiences, offering a glimpse at what the Seminar’s all about. This post features Nate Oman, Cabell Research Professor […]

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David Peck—“Teaching about virtues in other faiths and cultures”

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. The Maxwell Institute is delighted to welcome Dr. David D. Peck from Brigham Young University–Idaho as one of our 2017 visiting scholars. 2017 Visiting Fellow David D. Peck David D. Peck is a Latter-day Saint scholar who loves learning and teaching about […]

Keeping Narsai’s memre in memory

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Can humans truly capture the divine with pen and paper? It can feel like trying to gather smoke armed only with a butterfly net. Nevertheless, Christians over the centuries haven’t always been deterred by the degree of difficulty, with many expressing their faith not […]

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“Look at those hands”—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich on Emma Smith

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Yesterday, June 10, marked another anniversary of Emma Smith’s 1804 birth. More than a year older than her husband and Latter-day Saint prophet Joseph Smith, she died at Nauvoo, Illinois in 1879. Renowned historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich took a moment in her recent lecture […]

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VIDEO—Deidre Green, “Saving Self-Sacrifice”

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Jesus commanded his disciples to “love one another “(John 13:34). How can a Christian disciple fulfill this obligation in cases where they are being threatened or abused? Should a victim of domestic violence passively endure suffering, or does the gospel […]

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VIDEO—Deidre Green, “Saving Self-Sacrifice”

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Jesus commanded his disciples to “love one another “(John 13:34). How can a Christian disciple fulfill this obligation in cases where they are being threatened or abused? Should a victim of domestic violence passively endure suffering, or does the gospel […]

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VIDEO—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, “‘Huddling Together’: Rethinking the Position of Women in Early Mormonism”

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich has spent much of her career investigating the lives of nineteenth-century women. But it wasn’t until her most recent project that she turned her attention to women of her own faith tradition, the Church of Jesus Christ of […]

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VIDEO—Georgia Frank, “Feeling Christian: Re-educating the Emotions in Late Antiquity”

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. “Quit being so emotional. We need to be rational right now!” Have you heard or said that before? It probably triggered some strong emotions. We’re used to thinking about our emotions as something separate from our ability to reason. We […]

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The 2017 Summer Seminar starts today

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Terryl Givens recently published Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Practice. We were happy to see the gratitude he extended to—among others—the participants of the 2015 Summer Seminar on Mormon Culture, “Organizing the Kingdom: Priesthood, Church Government, and […]

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Maxwell Institute books now available on Deseret Bookshelf

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. If you’re a fan of the Deseret Bookshelf you can now add a bunch of Maxwell Institute titles to your collection. From our latest Living Faith book, One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly, to classics like John W. Welch’s The Legal […]

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MIPodcast #63— “Works of Love in a World of Violence,” with Deidre Green

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Christians are commanded in scripture to love one another, to turn the other cheek and bless those who curse them. How can Christians meet these obligations when someone acts an abusive or even violent ways toward them? In this episode, […]

New book on Law of Consecration now available

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. This guest post is from Jeremiah John, co-editor of Embracing the Law: Reading Doctrine and Covenants 42. The book is now available in print and digital formats. Digital subscribers to the Maxwell Institute can read the entire book online here. […]

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Guest Post—Thoughts on inclusivity in Mormon studies

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. The Mormon Studies Review and Maxwell Institute are pleased to announce the release of a new Study of Mormon Studies Bibliography (SOMS). All sources in the bibliography have the purpose, nature, value, or future of Mormon studies as a primary […]

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Hauglid: Passing the torch with latest Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. I’m excited to announce the publication of the 2017 issue of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. This is my fourth and last issue as editor of JBMS, and I feel like I’m leaving on a great note. This issue encapsulates […]

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On strengthening the Institute’s administrative structure

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. I’m pleased to announce two important changes this month to the administration of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Kristian Heal First, I’m delighted that Dr. Kristian S. Heal has today accepted an invitation from Professor Alan Harker, […]

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MIPodcast #62—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and “A House Full of Females”

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. In the late nineteenth century, a newspaper written and published by women and for women sprung up in what most Americans thought was the unlikeliest of locations: Utah, the home of the Mormons. Along the top of the newspaper the […]

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MIPodcast #62—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and “A House Full of Females”

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. In the late nineteenth century, a newspaper written and published by women and for women sprung up in what most Americans thought was the unlikeliest of locations: Utah, the home of the Mormons. Along the top of the newspaper the […]

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Pausing at the cross of Jesus

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Catherine Gines Taylor is a Maxwell Institute visiting scholar. She specializes in late antique Christian art history and iconography. She composed this post in honor of today, Good Friday.  We are the body of Christ. We become part of that body as […]

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Pausing at the cross of Jesus

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Catherine Gines Taylor is a Maxwell Institute visiting scholar. She specializes in late antique Christian art history and iconography. She composed this post in honor of today, Good Friday.  We are the body of Christ. We become part of that body as […]