For those who don’t have time to listen to hour-long episodes of the Maxwell Institute Podcast we bring you “MIPodcast Bites”—transcribed excerpts of interesting extracts for your quick consideration. In this one, Robin Scott Jensen talks about the impact one man continues to have on readers of the Book of Mormon despite never believing it was a revelation from God.Read More
#32—The printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon, with church historian Robin Scott Jensen [MIPodcast]
There’s a bold claim on the dust jacket of the latest volume of the Joseph Smith Papers Project: “The Book of Mormon is the centerpiece of Joseph Smith’s documentary record.” Arguably, without the Book of Mormon we may not even need a Joseph Smith Papers Project, whose goal is to publish a comprehensive record of documents created […]Read More
Everyone knows the classic story of how America was founded by pilgrims and puritans fleeing oppressive lands in search of religious freedom. The problem is that this classic story doesn’t adequately relate the much messier and more interesting history of religious tolerance in the United States or elsewhere. From Roger Williams’s Bloudy Tenent to today’s Internet debates, the idea of […]Read More
Terryl and Fiona Givens joined me back in July of 2013 for the first episode of the Maxwell Institute Podcast, and it seems fitting that they’re back on the nice round number of episode 30.
Here we talk about their latest book The Crucible of Doubt: Reflections on the Quest for Faith. One of the fundamental […]Read More