We are pleased to announce that our website, MormonInterpreter.com, now features a books section where we will list the books published by The Interpreter Foundation. The first book to appear is In God’s Image and Likeness 2: Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel, by Jeff Bradshaw and David Larsen. Published by The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, the beautiful 600-page hardcover book wraps up the final chapters and stories of the Book of Moses and continues through the end of Genesis 11. You can read more about the book here.
The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that, in a communication dated 24 January 2014, the Internal Revenue Service of the United States has determined the Foundation to be a “public charity” that is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible under section 170 of the Code. The Foundation is also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under sections 2055, 2106, and/or 2522 of the Code.
Importantly, too, this tax exemption applies retroactively, back to August 2012.
Volume 7 is now available in several digital e-book formats. They are available for downloading at the following links, or directly from your electronic device in its respective e-book store:
- PDF (free) – can be read on most computers and devices, but text size cannot usually be adjusted.
- EPUB (free) - can be read on Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including iBooks, Stanza, Aldiko, and Adobe Digital Editions. This file must be transferred to your device.
- MOBI (free) - can be read on Amazon Kindle devices and Kindle apps. This file must be transferred to your device.
- Apple’s iBookstore (free) – can be read on Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Downloads automatically to your device.
- Nook Books ($0.99*) – Barnes & Noble’s Nook Books store, can be read on Barnes & Noble Nook devices. Downloads automatically to your device.
- Kindle Store ($0.99*) – Amazon’s Kindle store, can be read on Amazon Kindle devices and Kindle apps on tablet devices. This Kindle edition is free with your paperback purchase (see the Kindle Matchbook service). Downloads automatically to your device.
- Google Books, Google Play (free) – Google’s e-book bookstores, can be read on a variety of devices, including Android phones and tablets. Downloads automatically to your device.
*Note, this is the minimum we are allowed to charge for these formats.
The organizers of the Science & Mormonism Symposium are working on a published proceedings book containing expanded versions of the papers presented at the symposium on November 9, 2013 (plus a few more to fill in gaps). Because we hope to include a lot of color photos and diagrams, it may take a while for this to appear, but we are working as quickly as we can and already have a draft manuscript that is being reviewed.
The family of the late Ruth M. Stephens has established a prize in her honor to be given for articles submitted by women to Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture.
First Prize $500
Second Prize $300
Submissions are due on or before 18 June 2014. They should meet the standards of Interpreter and focus on some aspect of Latter-day Saint scripture (Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price) or some reasonably related topic (e.g., the Witnesses to the Book of Mormon, specific Latter-day Saint doctrines, early Christian thought, etc.). Those who wish to participate in this competition should see previously published Interpreter articles in order to gain an idea of the topics in which the journal is interested.
The Interpreter Foundation reserves the right of first refusal for publication of all submitted articles, as well as the right, at its discretion, of awarding no prize, or only one. The prize-winning article, assuming that there is one, will be announced on the website of The Interpreter Foundation (MormonInterpreter.com) on the birthday of Ruth M. Stephens, 23 September 2014.
Submissions will be judged by a panel consisting of editors for Interpreter, invited scholars, and members of the extended family of Ruth M. Stephens.
To submit, please use the submissions form on The Interpreter Foundation’s website at http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/contact/submissions/. Please note in the message section at the end of the form that the submission is to be considered for the “Ruth M. Stephens Article Prize.”
Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting us on The Interpreter Foundation’s contact page.