Festschrift volume “To Seek the Law of the Lord” Essays in Honor of John W. Welch Now Available in Paperback

Last night at the “Chiasmus Jubilee” Daniel C. Peterson presented a new festschrift volume to Jack Welch: Paul Y. Hoskisson and Daniel C. Peterson, eds.,“To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation, 2017).

A list of the contents of this volume can be found here.

We printed a limited number of hardbound volumes for Jack, his family, the authors, certain libraries, and so forth. A paperback print-on-demand edition is now available on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile for $24.95.

After a decent interval has elapsed, we plan to put the articles up online.

Maori Responses to the Mormon Church

An introductory note from Daniel C. Peterson

Dr. Robert Joseph, of New Zealand’s University of Waikato, is currently in the United States as a visiting Fulbright scholar. On 5 August 2017, he spoke to a group of volunteers, authors, and supporters assembled for the dinner hosted annually by the Interpreter Foundation—which happened, also, to be a celebration of Interpreter’s fifth birthday. In his remarks, Dr. Joseph addressed the subject of “Maori Responses to the Mormon Church.” With his kind permission and through the efforts of Tom Pittman and Russell Richins, we are pleased to make a video of his presentation available to a wider audience.

Announcement regarding Church website

We’re pleased to note that the Interpreter Foundation is now listed on the official website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (lds.org) among recommended “resources for answering doctrinal, historical, and social questions”:

https://www.lds.org/si/objective/doctrinal-mastery/gospel-sources?lang=eng

While inclusion on this list (which is principally aimed at seminary teachers) shouldn’t be understood as a blanket endorsement of everything that we (or the other non-Church organizations and sites on the list) say and do, it does clearly represent a welcome vote of confidence from Church headquarters.

Interpreter is also briefly discussed on lds.org in a 12.5-minute video message from Chad Webb, administrator of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion in the Church Educational System, titled “Answering Difficult Questions with Supplemental Resources”:

https://www.lds.org/si/seminary/july-admin-message?lang=eng

Volume 24 Now Available for Ordering in Paperback and E-book Formats

The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 24 (2017), is now available in paperback for ordering. The 330 page volume can be ordered online at Amazon, or better yet, at AmazonSmile if you would like to donate a portion of your purchase to The Interpreter Foundation at no additional cost to you. The volume price is $8.02 plus shipping (or free shipping with Amazon Prime membership). This price reflects the cost of printing only, with no markup or royalty. This bound volume includes all of the peer-reviewed articles that have been published in volume 24 online at MormonInterpreter.com. Continue reading