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VIDEO—Adam Powell, “Crisis Converted”

19 Sep Read
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From The Maxwell Institute

Adam Powell’s MI Guest Lecture is now available to watch online: “Crisis Converted: Opposition, Salvation, and Elasticity in Early Mormonism.” Why do some new religious movements succeed while others fail? Why are notions of deification—the belief that humans progress toward divinity—found in both early Christian history and in early Mormon history? Did the opposition experienced by Joseph Smith and his followers have lasting effects? […]

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Can sheep excrement cure ulcers? Consult the final volume of Maimonides’s Medical Aphorisms

14 Sep Read
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From Morgan Davis

I’m excited to announce the publication of the fifth and final volume of medical aphorisms by the great Medieval Jewish physician and theologian Moses Maimonides, translated from the Arabic by Gerrit Bos, a world authority on Maimonides. Moses Maimonides is among the most celebrated rabbis in the history of Judaism and the author of works […]

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MIPodcast #67—How the Reformation rebelled against Luther, with Brad S. Gregory

12 Sep Read
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From Blair Hodges

When Martin Luther published his 95 Theses in October of 1517 he had no intention of starting a revolution. But he became a rebel and the Reformation took off. And then the Reformation rebelled against Luther, and we’re still dealing with consequences that would have horrified the reformer five hundred years later. That’s how historian Brad […]

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