Mike Bird is a biblical theologian and the author or editor of more than 30 books. He is Academic Dean and Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College. Continue reading “10 questions with Mike Bird”
Devery Anderson is the marketing manager for Signature Books and the author/editor of several books, including the forthcoming “Salt Lake School of the Prophets: 1867-1883” (Signature Books, 2018). Continue reading “10 questions with Devery Anderson”
I recently had the privilege to interview Mark Ashurst McGee, Robin Scott Jensen, and Sharalyn D. Howcroft. They are the editors of “Foundational Texts of Mormonism: Examining Major Early Sources.”
I recently had the privilege to interview Patrick Mason for “10 questions.”
Mason is the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University and has an essay in “To Be Learned is Good: Essays on Faith and Scholarship in Honor of Richard Lyman Bushman.”
I recently had the privilege to interview Ellen F. Davis.
Davis is the Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School. She is the author of several books and has a special affinity for the Old Testament.
In March 2018, I had the privilege to interview Jonathan Stapley.
Stapley is the author of “The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology” (Oxford University Press).
In March 2018, I had the privilege to interview Emilie M. Townes for “10 questions.” Townes is dean of Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
In February 2018, I had the privilege to interview Daniel C. Peterson for “10 questions.”
Peterson is the president of the Interpreter Foundation, a scholar of Islam, and the founding editor of the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.
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:
In December 2017 / January 2018, I had the privilege to interview S. Kent Brown, an emeritus professor of ancient studies at BYU.
My contact with Brown stemmed from an interview with Philip Jenkins wherein he mentioned scholars at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship who were studying the same time period as he covered in his book, Crucible of Faith. After contacting the Maxwell Institute I was eventually put in touch with Brown, who has done some work on the period of 250 BCE to 50 CE, including the publication of The Lost 500 Years: What Happened Between the Old and New Testaments.