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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 […]

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

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 […]

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Come hear Laurel Thatcher Ulrich speak on women in early Mormonism

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s new book A House Full of Females retells the story of early Mormonism through the eyes of early Mormon women and other lesser-known figures. The Pulitzer Prize winning historian says women’s voices often “trouble the old stories” many Latter-day Saints […]

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Come hear Laurel Thatcher Ulrich speak on women in early Mormonism

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s new book A House Full of Females retells the story of early Mormonism through the eyes of early Mormon women and other lesser-known figures. The Pulitzer Prize winning historian says women’s voices often “trouble the old stories” many Latter-day Saints […]

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“Lifting up women’s experience” (Visiting Fellow Spotlight)

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Deidre Green Deidre Green would like to see more women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thinking about theology. Not only thinking about it, but also contributing to it. As a scholar of Danish Christian philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, Green […]

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“Lifting up women’s experience” (Visiting Fellow Spotlight)

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Diedre Green Diedre Green wants to see more women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thinking about theology. Not only thinking about it, but also contributing to it. As a scholar of Danish Christian philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, Green understands the […]

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MIPodcast #59—Village atheists, with Leigh Eric Schmidt

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Are you familiar with the New Atheists? The late Christopher Hitchens wrote biting books about religion as “poison,” Richard Dawkins champions a sort of scientism as a replacement for faith, and people like Bill Maher spend time each evening poking […]

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“A life of faith is forged in community” (Nibley Fellow Reflections)

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Kim Berkey is a Nibley Fellowship recipient currently studying at Harvard Divinity School. In this guest post she reflects on the value of community in both faith and scholarship. See here for more Nibley Fellow Reflections. During Jesus’ last meal with […]

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An Armenian life of Melchizedek in On This Day

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. It is my pleasure to announce the publication of On This Day: The Armenian Church Synaxarion; March by Edward G. Mathews Jr. This is the third in a proposed twelve volume series that offers a complete English translation of an […]

Enns, Kugel, and Moss in the latest “Studies in the Bible & Antiquity”

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. What happens when biblical scholarship meets the faith traditions of Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Mormonism? In August 2016, scholarly luminaries from these traditions gathered at a forum sponsored by the Maxwell Institute to speak about their own backgrounds and experiences. James […]

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Another volume of “On This Day” now available

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. The Middle Eastern Texts Initiative recently rolled out another volume of On This Day. The month of March is now available. On This Day (translated from the Armenian “Yaysmawurk‘”) is a compilation of stories about venerable Christians saints and martyrs from days gone […]

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Philip Barlow on mind and spirit (Maxwell Fellow Spotlight)

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Philip L. Barlow While Philip Barlow acknowledges strains of anti-intellectualism throughout the history of the Latter-day Saint movement, he also makes this arresting conclusion: “A true ‘Mormon anti-intellectual’ is a contradiction in terms.”1 Barlow’s essay in The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism notes […]

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MIPodcast #58—Some challenges of religious studies, with Thomas Tweed

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Journal of the American Academy of Religion People are usually more comfortable talking about their strengths rather than their weaknesses. It’s human nature. The same can be said about religious studies. When scholars talk about it, you can expect them […]

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“I loved reading the histories of powerful women” (Nibley Fellow Reflections)

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. In this guest post, Courtney Lyn Jensen Peacock discusses her research on the way religion shapes our understanding of gender roles. She is one of the Maxwell Institute’s Nibley Fellowship award recipients. See other recent “Nibley Fellow Reflections” here. Courtney Lyn Jensen Peacock As […]