How many times have you read the first chapter of the first book of the Book of Mormon? It may be the most read in all of Mormon scripture. And beyond its veneer of familiarity, its substance remains shadowed by a host of contextual and theological questions.
The papers collected in this volume of Proceedings of the Mormon Theology Seminar offer theological readings that draw on careful examinations of the chapter’s structure and literary details to explore questions about Lehi’s world, the nature of revelation, the problem of suffering, and the promised Messiah.
A Dream, a Rock, and a Pillar of Fire: Reading 1 Nephi 1 is available for pre-order HERE.
Praise for PMTS
“In these conference proceedings stands the hope of a new kind of Mormon theology, one that brings women and men, academics and independents, philosophers and students of literature into the conversation about the meanings of faith and scripture. These essays are united by their firm commitment to the power of scripture and the possibility that holy writ may be rather more than it first appears.”
—Samuel M. Brown, author of In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death
About the Editor
Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas. He earned a PhD in Philosophy from Villanova University. He is the author of six books including Letters to a Young Mormon, The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace, and Future Mormon. He directs the Mormon Theology Seminar.