Sponsored by BYU Studies—Historian Richard Bushman shares his latest thoughts on Joseph Smith and the gold plates. He expounds on his essay in Producing Ancient Scripture (University of Utah Press, 2020).Continue reading “Richard Bushman on the Gold Plates”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—Philip Barlow is Associate Director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU.
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Sponsored by BYU Studies—I recently had the privilege to interview Benjamin E. Park. He is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston University and is working as a visiting fellow with the Maxwell Institute. Park is the author of “American Nationalisms: Imagining Union in the Age of Revolutions, 1783-1833,” and is researching the political culture of Navuoo, Illinois, in the 1840s.
Sponsored by BYU Studies—What is the different between faith and theology? Join Vanderbilt University Divinity School Dean Emilie M. Townes for a discussion of the issues.Continue reading “10 questions with Emilie M. Townes”
The life of Parley P. Pratt is inextricably linked with the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow shed additional light on Pratt’s life and his influence on the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in their new biography, “Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism.” The contents of the book, along with a recent lecture by the authors at Benchmark Books in Salt Lake City, provide answers to many questions about Pratt, including the following: