An Evening with Margaret Barker & Stephen Webb

An introductory note from Daniel C. Peterson

On Saturday, 8 August 2015, about ninety Interpreter Foundation officers, editors, writers, donors, and friends gathered in Orem, Utah, to celebrate the Foundation’s third birthday.

Among those in attendance were the British Methodist biblical scholar Dr. Margaret L. Barker, prolific author of books and articles that have found great resonance among Latter-day Saint readers, and the Catholic philosopher and theologian Dr. Stephen H. Webb, author of many articles and books, including Mormon Christianity: What Non-Mormon Christians Can Learn from the Latter-day Saints (Oxford, 2013) and, with Alonzo L. Gaskill, Catholic and Mormon: A Theological Conversation (Oxford, 2015).

After dinner, it was my privilege to moderate a brief question-and-answer session with Drs. Barker and Webb.  At the last minute, regretting that so many who might be interested couldn’t be there for what promised to be a very enjoyable conversation, we decided to record it for posting on the website of the Interpreter Foundation. Accordingly, thanks to the efforts of Bryce Haymond, Tom Pittman, and Russell Richins, and with the kind permission of Margaret Barker and Stephen Webb, who didn’t know in advance that we would be recording them and who hadn’t seen the questions beforehand, here is that discussion.

This 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:

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Nick Frederick on “‘Full of grace, mercy, and truth’: Exploring the Complexities of the Presence of the New Testament within the Book of Mormon”

This is a presentation given at the conference entitled 2015 Exploring the Complexities in the English Language of the Book of Mormon, which took place on 14 March 2015 in Provo, Utah.

This presentation 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:

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Scripture Roundtable 137: New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 39, “For the Perfecting of the Saints”

This is Scripture Roundtable 137 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss the New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #39, “For the Perfecting of the Saints,” focusing on scriptures in Ephesians 1-2, 4-6, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2015 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable are Stephen Smoot, McKay White, Jeffrey Bradshaw, and Cassandra Hedelius.

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:

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Scripture Roundtable 133: New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 35, “Be Ye Reconciled to God”

This is Scripture Roundtable 133 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss the New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #35, “Be Ye Reconciled to God,” focusing on scriptures in 2 Corinthians 1-2, 4-7, 11, 12, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2015 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable are Stephen Smoot, Jeffrey Bradshaw, Martin Tanner, Cassandra Hedelius, and Daniel Peterson.

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:

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Jan J. Martin on “Charity, Priest, and Church versus Love, Elder, and Congregation: The Book of Mormon’s connection to the debate between William Tyndale and Thomas More”

This is a presentation given at the conference entitled 2015 Exploring the Complexities in the English Language of the Book of Mormon, which took place on 14 March 2015 in Provo, Utah.

This presentation 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:

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