On the Academy for Temple Studies website (templestudies.org), there is a tab for Reviews. In that section will be book reviews, abstracts of articles and abstracts of dissertation. The postings will all be on temple themes.
This is Scripture Roundtable 27 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #23, “Seek Learning, Even by Study and Also by Faith,” focusing on D&C 88, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.
Some interesting discussion included in this roundtable is:
- The School of the Prophets in Kirtland was a school for both secular and sacred learning.
- D&C 88: 78–80 suggests that both sacred and secular learning were important to prepare for their mission in the world.
- The point of studying from the “best books” is not just to gain knowledge, but wisdom, which, along with the love we develop and relationships we have, are the only things we can take with us into the next life.
This roundtable is also available as an audio podcast, and will be included in the podcast feed. You can listen by pressing the play button or download the podcast below:
by Mike Ash.
“Our approach to the scriptures should also find a balance between how literally we accept what was recorded by past generations and how modern scholarship understands those past generation in light of history and science. Without balance, our spiritual growth may be stifled or our testimonies could even be put at potential risk.”
Posted: 15 May 2013 02:50 PM PDT
The Mormon History Association (MHA) will gather the first weekend of June 2013, June 6-9, at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah, for its 48th annual conference. For nearly fifty years MHA has provided the premier forum for distribution of the latest research and scholarship in Mormon history studies for scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and other history enthusiasts. With the theme of “The Crowded Landscapes of the Mormon West(s): Agency and Action from the Wasatch Front to the Pacific Rim” nearly 150 presenters will address the conference theme and other topics pertaining to the Mormon past. Continue reading