The canon of Latter-day Saint scripture provides fertile ground where students from a wide variety of backgrounds can plant seeds, cultivate ideas, and harvest new insights. The Maxwell Institute’s new book series, Groundwork: Studies in Theory and Scripture, will test the richness of scripture as grounds for contemporary thought and the relevance of theory to the task of reading scripture. By drawing on a broad range of academic disciplines—including philosophy, theology, literary theory, political theory, social theory, economics, and anthropology—Groundwork books offer a deeper understanding of Mormon scripture and contemporary theory alike.
Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas and has written a number of path-breaking books including Letters to a Young Mormon, Speculative Grace: Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology, and Rube Goldberg Machines: Essays in Mormon Theology.
Joseph M. Spencer earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of New Mexico and is the author of For Zion: A Mormon Theology of Hope and An Other Testament: On Typology, which will be republished as part of the Groundwork series in 2016.
The first Groundwork title will be published on November 24, 2015. It’s Jad Hatem’s Postponing Heaven: The Three Nephites, the Bodhisattva, and the Mahdi. The next book in the series is the new edition of Joseph M. Spencer’s An Other Testament: On Typology (2016).
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Scholars who are interested in learning more about the series or who have a manuscript they would like to propose or submit for consideration may contact Adam Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joe Spencer (email@example.com).