Maxwell Institute Blog

Another volume of “On This Day” now available

23 Jan Read
More
From The Maxwell Institute

The Middle Eastern Texts Initiative recently rolled out another volume of On This Day. The month of March is now available. On This Day (translated from the Armenian “Yaysmawurk‘”) is a compilation of stories about venerable Christians saints and martyrs from days gone by. The collection was part of the great and varied Armenian liturgical tradition from the turn […]

Read More

Philip Barlow on mind and spirit (Maxwell Fellow Spotlight)

20 Jan Read
More
From Blair Hodges

While Philip Barlow acknowledges strains of anti-intellectualism throughout the history of the Latter-day Saint movement, he also makes this arresting conclusion: “A true ‘Mormon anti-intellectual’ is a contradiction in terms.”1 Barlow’s essay in The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism notes how Joseph Smith’s revelations identify God’s glory as intelligence, how they call upon humanity to improve not only morally, […]

Read More

MIPodcast #58—Some challenges of religious studies, with Thomas Tweed

17 Jan Read
More
From Blair Hodges

People are usually more comfortable talking about their strengths rather than their weaknesses. It’s human nature. The same can be said about religious studies. When scholars talk about it, you can expect them to emphasize the positive. But like many academic fields, religious studies also faces challenges. Some come from the outside—say, when schools and […]

Read More

More Posts