Along with Nephi, “we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ” (2 Nephi 25:26), but in all our talking and learning, have we learned how to live in Christ? What does a life in Christ look like—or feel like—right now?
In this thought-provoking exploration of the writings of the apostle Paul and Book of Mormon prophets, Adam Miller examines what life in Christ looks like. We often hope for an abundant life with Christ in the next life, but how can we let ourselves and our own desires die so we can be born again to a new life, a full life in Christ, here and now in this mortal life? Embark with Adam Miller on this journey—at once scriptural, philosophical, and literary—and discover one way to share a life with Christ as if he were present today.
About the Author
Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas. He and his wife, Gwen, have three children. He is the author of many books, including Rube Goldberg Machines: Essays in Mormon Theology (Draper: Greg Kofford Books, 2012) and Speculative Grace: Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013), and two editions of Letters to a Young Mormon (Maxwell Institute & Deseret Book). He also serves as the director of the Mormon Theology Seminar.
Praise for An Early Resurrection
“When a prophet’s trust in God’s future promise was so sure that he lived as if it had already been fulfilled, a special Hebrew verb tense known as the prophetic perfect was used. Adam Miller articulates that experience for us, then shows us how to get there. In Christ, we can both release our grip on our timebound fears and enter the present more deeply.”
—Wendy Ulrich, author of Let God Love You
“An Early Resurrection is two things: the candid report of an ardent soul on its quest for redemption, and the reflections of a philosopher on the gospel and time. It will appeal to readers who
manage their religious struggles by thinking, as Adam Miller does so productively.”
author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling.“
—Richard Lyman Bushman