The new documentary “Murder among the Mormons” launched today on Netflix to quite a lot of promotional muscle and the true-crime fans are turning out i…
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D&C 6, 8–9, 11, 18–19
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D&C 4–5, 10
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D&C 3
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This week, let’s examine two important aspects of studying the Doctrine and Covenants: our methods of interpretation (hermeneutics) and the artifactual…
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First Vision, JS–H
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Next week begins the Sunday School study of the Doctrine and Covenants (and church history), and I’ve been gearing up for this for the last three years…
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The pericope of the herders depicts perhaps the most dramatic moment in all the infancy narratives: the sudden appearance of an angel of the Lord and a…
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It’s Christmastime and I’m always drawn to the few accounts of Jesus’s birth (what historians often call the “Infancy Narratives”). Our best sources fo…
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In two previous posts, I’ve been exploring Joseph Smith’s first vision, and already examined the evidence for where JS prayed in 1820 and what kind of …
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In discussing how we may improve our interpretation of Joseph Smith’s first vision, I mentioned three prevailing notions about the event I would amend …
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Since the first edition of the Pearl of Great Price was published in 1851, its account of Joseph Smith’s 1820 vision became the most popular of the nin…
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