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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 […]

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“Providing intellectual and devotional frameworks” (Nibley Fellow Reflections)

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. The Maxwell Institute has an exciting announcement to make concernign the Nibley Fellowship program this week, so watch this space. In the meantime, enjoy this guest post from Joey Stuart. He’s a Nibley Fellowship recipient currently studying at the University of […]

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“Providing intellectual and devotional frameworks” (Nibley Fellow Reflections)

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. The Maxwell Institute has an exciting announcement to make concerning the Nibley Fellowship program this week, so watch this space. In the meantime, enjoy this guest post from Joey Stuart. He’s a Nibley Fellowship recipient currently studying at the University of […]

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Faulconer’s “Doctrine and Covenants Made Harder” available again

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. The Doctrine and Covenants Made Harder is available again for sale on Amazon. The ebook has been available all along, of course, but in response to your requests we’ve issued another print run from the popular series. And this time we included […]

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Faulconer’s Doctrine and Covenants Made Harder available again

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. The Doctrine and Covenants Made Harder is available again for sale on Amazon. The ebook has been available all along, of course, but in response to your requests we’ve issued another print run from the popular series. And this time we included […]

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MIPodcast #61—Women at the Latter-day Saint pulpit, with Jennifer Reeder and Kate Holbrook

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Here’s a famous passage from First Corinthians: “Let your women keep silence in the churches, for it is not permitted into them to speak. But they are commanded to be under obedience, as also say the law. And if they […]

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MIPodcast #61—Women at the Latter-day Saint pulpit, with Jennifer Reeder and Kate Holbrook

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Here’s a famous passage from First Corinthians: “Let your women keep silence in the churches, for it is not permitted into them to speak. But they are commanded to be under obedience, as also say the law. And if they […]

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Joseph Spencer named next editor of Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Joseph M. Spencer Joseph M. Spencer has been selected as the next editor of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute’s Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. “I’m thrilled with Professor Spencer’s appointment,” said Institute executive director J. Spencer Fluhman. “He mixes […]

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Joseph Spencer named next editor of Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Joseph M. Spencer Joseph M. Spencer has been selected as the next editor of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute’s Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. “I’m thrilled with Professor Spencer’s appointment,” said Institute executive director J. Spencer Fluhman. “He mixes […]

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A 5th century Christian poet speaks from the dust

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. The Institute’s Carl Griffin recently published two landmark books on the Christian poet Cyrillona. In this post he introduces us to one of his striking poems. Who was the poet? Cyrillona was an early Christian author who wrote around 400 […]

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A 5th century Christian poet speaks from the dust

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. The Institute’s Carl Griffin recently published two landmark books on the Christian poet Cyrillona. In this post he introduces us to one of his striking poems. Who was the poet? Cyrillona was an early Christian author who wrote around 400 […]

#60—The life of the Lotus Sutra, with Donald S. Lopez, Jr. [MIPodcast]

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. When the Lotus Sutra arrived in Boston in 1844 the few people who could read it were intrigued by its parables that reminded them of the Bible. For these westerners, the Lotus was like a gateway into a mysterious and profound […]