Discuss Mormon’s book with Adam Miller online this Sunday

In this week’s Book of Mormon Conversation, Adam Miller talks about his brief theological introduction to the book of Mormon.

Miller presents Mormon’s book as a beginner’s guide to the end of the world. Mormon’s life is a case study in apocalyptic discipleship. What does a disciple’s task of sacrificing all things look like in a world where all things are already passing away?

Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas. He earned a BA in comparative literature from Brigham Young University and an MA and PhD in philosophy from Villanova University. He is the author of nine books, including Speculative Grace, The Gospel according to David Foster Wallace, Letters to a Young Mormon, and An Early Resurrection. He also directs the Latter-day Saint Theology Seminar.

We encourage attendees to respectfully participate in the discussion chat, submit questions, and enjoy a dynamic conversation about Book of Mormon principles and how they inspire us to develop and improve our lives and communities.

Free registration is available here


Online through December

  • November 15  |  6 PM (MST)
    Book of Mormon Conversations: Mormon
    Adam S. Miller, with George Durham
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  • November 17  |  7 PM (MST)
    Interfaith Insights, with Dr. Ravi Gupta
    Online event sponsored by the BYU History Department
  • November 22  |  6 PM (MST)
    Book of Mormon Conversations: Ether
    Rosalynde Frandsen Welch, with Michael Stanley
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  • December 13  |  6 PM (MST)
    Book of Mormon Conversations: Moroni
    David F. Holland, with Larry Eastland
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29th volume of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies explores the Liahona, grace, comparative scripture, and more
At last, volume 29 of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies is available on JSTOR.

This volume opens with seven research articles by scholars representing a wide range of disciplines, including pieces like Daniel McClellan’s “2 Nephi 25:23 in Literary and Rhetorical Context,” Rosalynde Welch’s “Lehi’s Brass Ball,” Morgan Davis’s “Prophets and Prophecy in the Qur’an and the Book of Mormon,” and more. 

Book reviews cover Grant Hardy’s Maxwell Institute Study Edition of the Book of Mormon, Seth Perry’s Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States, of Jad Hatem’s Postponing Heaven, and of Larry Morris’s A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon.

It also contains three shorter research notes: essays on Isaiah 6 in the Book of Mormon by Jason Combs, on the poetic structure of Ether 2 by Madison Landrith, and the beginnings of a disability studies reading of the Book of Mormon by Blair Hodges.

You'll find a thorough literature review focused on gender in the Book of Mormon, and an interview on Book of Mormon linguistics by editor Joseph Spencer. As usual, there's an annual bibliography at the close of the volume.

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Former Institute student employee joins University of Toronto Press Journals team
Amanda Buessecker recently accepted a new position with the University of Toronto Press following her work as a student assistant to Joseph M. Spencer on the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Buessecker's work will include social media marketing, promoting calls for paper, overseeing conference exhibits, curating blog materials, and other promotional activities for the press. She credits her time with the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies for teaching her the ropes of academic publishing. She completed her bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University and a master's degree at Carleton University. 

The Institute extends its heartiest congratulations! 
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