Podcast

#15- Reading the Bible critically and religiously, with Marc Brettler [MIPodcast]

Does academic study of the Bible undermine its value or diminish the religious messages it contains? In 2012, three scholars—a Jew, a Protestant, and a Catholic—came together at the intersection of their academic work on the Bible and their religious faith to discuss that very question. Their outstanding book The Bible and the Believer seeks to demonstrate […]

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#14- Standing Apart, or Reconsidering the “Great Apostasy,” featuring Miranda Wilcox and John Young [MIPodcast]

Miranda Wilcox and John Young recently published one of the most fascinating books ever compiled on the subject of Mormon studies. It’s called Standing Apart. In the book, a group of Latter-day Saint scholars examine Mormonism’s “Great Apostasy” narrative.

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#13- What’s the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, featuring David Gordon White [MIPodcast]

Although the Maxwell Institute focuses its attention primarily on religious texts of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, this episode examines a religious text from an eastern tradition (the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali) in order get a better understanding of the nature of religious texts in general.

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#12- Summer Seminar scholars discuss “The History of the Mormon Family” [MIPodcast]

What’s it like to participate in the Summer Seminar on Mormon Culture? Six participants from this year’s seminar answer that question in this episode of the Maxwell Institute Podcast.

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