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Benjamin Park on empathy in scholarship and discipleship

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Benjamin Park is at the Maxwell Institute this summer, working on his tentatively titled book, Democracy’s Discontents: A Story of Politics, Polygamy, and Power in Mormon Nauvoo. He’s one of the Institute’s 2018 short-term research grant recipients, but you might recognize his name because he’s been an associate editor of our Mormon Studies Review since volume […]

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Lincoln Blumell—“Scholarship can be a form of devotion”

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The Maxwell Institute is pleased to welcome Lincoln Blumell as a visiting scholar for the summer semester. He’s an associate professor in BYU’s department of Ancient Scripture who specializes in early Christianity and Greek and Coptic papyrology and epigraphy. In other words, he examines what early Christians wrote and what they wrote on. While at […]

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MIPodcast #79—Milton and early Mormonism, with John Rogers

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From Blair Hodges

Americans in the early nineteenth century loved the writing of John Milton. Milton’s embrace of liberal individualism, meritocracy, and his championing of the right to free speech made him an easy sell to anti-British Americans. His epic poem Paradise Lost was a bestseller. Something like twenty editions of Paradise Lost were produced in America during the first half of […]

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