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Devotional Latter-day Saint History

Meet Biographer Dennis B. Horne

Dennis B. Horne is the author of several books, including a biography of Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Horne’s writing can also be found on sites such as The Interpreter Foundation, LDS Living, and FAIR.

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Devotional

What’s New: Jenny Oaks Baker’s ‘The Spirit of God’ Honors Faithful Pioneers

“THE SPIRIT OF GOD: Classic Hymns and Spirituals,” by Jenny Oaks Baker, Shadow Mountain Records, $15.98

Jenny Oaks Baker‘s recent solo album titled “The Spirit of God: Classic Hymns and Spirituals” seeks to honor pioneer legacies of faith.

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Devotional

Jenny Oaks Baker and the Sound of Music

Jenny Oaks Baker is a Juilliard-trained musician and the daughter of President Dallin H. Oaks. Her musical talents have led to her being known as “America’s violinist.” Jenny Oaks Baker recently released her 14th solo album, “The Spirit of God.”

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Old Testament

Ellen F. Davis: An Interview with the Old Testament Scholar

The Old Testament is one of the world’s most influential books. While related works such as the Dead Sea Scrolls get plenty of press, the Hebrew Bible doesn’t usually receive the same level of attention. Old Testament theologian Ellen F. Davis discusses her background and the relevance of the Bible today.

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Theology

Latter-day Saint Liturgy and Cosmology

The nature of Latter-day Saint priesthood continues to be unfolded. While prophets provide new revelation about priesthood keys, authority, and power, history can also shed light on what priesthood meant to the Prophet Joseph Smith. In this interview, historian Jonathan Stapley discusses his book, The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology.

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Theology

Emilie Townes: Meet the Distinguished Theologian

What is the difference between faith and theology? Join Vanderbilt University Divinity School Dean Emilie M. Townes for a discussion of the issues.

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History Scriptures

Scholar Explores Era, Events that Shape Modern Religions in ‘Crucible of Faith’

A recent book by Philip Jenkins looks at a tumultuous time in history that contains lessons for believers trying to navigate today’s religious landscape.

Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World” (Basic Books, $19.99) covers a time period of about two centuries prior to the birth of Christ to a half-century after his death.
 
So much happened in such a short amount of time such that Jenkins refers to it as a crucible in which different world faiths were shaped.
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Devotional Intellectualism

Daniel Peterson: Meet the Latter-day Saint Apologist

Daniel Peterson is one of today’s most prominent Latter-day Saint apologists. As the President of the Interpreter Foundation, Peterson has overseen publications such as an 800-page volume of Hugh Nibley stories, and a weekly academic journal called Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship. In this interview, the prolific Patheos blogger gives readers a glimpse of his history, explains apologetics, and discusses Krister Stendahl’s concept of “holy envy.” Daniel Peterson also shares a list of some of today’s prominent Latter-day Saint apologists.

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Pearl of Great Price

John Gee on the Book of Abraham

The words of Abraham aren’t limited to the Bible. Join Egyptologist John Gee as he discusses Joseph Smith and the Book of Abraham, including his new introduction guide to Abraham’s book in the Pearl of Great Price.

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Ancient history History

Meet Enoch Seminar Director Gabriele Boccaccini

Dr. Gabriele Boccaccini discusses the Enoch Seminar, a group devoted to studying the common roots of early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. 

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