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
What did it mean in the Book of Commandments to say that Oliver Cowdery had the gift of working with the “rod of nature.” What is the “gift of Aaron?” Are there other examples of physical objects being used to receive revelation? In this episode of Religion Today, which originally aired on KSL Radio on January 13, [...]
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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
As part of the BYU initiative to create a new translation and a commentary on the New Testament, BYU Studies, BYU Religious Studies Center, the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies have co-sponsored a conference.
Open the the public, it begins at 9:00 AM May 15, 2013 in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.
The schedule of speakers with topics is listed on their website.
BYU has officially announced a multi-year, multi-volume project to provide a new translation and commentary for the New Testament. The intent is to use the best of modern scholarship in the translation, and provide commentary from an LDS perspective. The project has its own website with more information.
The first volume, interestingly enough on the last book in the New Testament, should be available as an ebook in the Summer of 2013.