The Book of Mormon’s Jacob chapter 7 focuses on a dramatic showdown between Sherem, a defender of the Mosaic tradition, and Jacob, a prophet who views the Mosaic law as dead in light of what he calls “the doctrine of Christ.” The papers collected in this volume of Proceedings of the Mormon Theology Seminar offer theological readings of this Book of Mormon chapter, drawing on Jacob 7’s structure and literary details to illuminate key themes like law, family, prayer, mourning, and messianic time.
Includes contributions from Jana Riess, Kimberly M. Berkey, Adam S. Miller, Jacob Rennaker, Jeremy Walker, Joseph M. Spencer, Jenny Webb, and Sharon J. Harris.
Christ and Antichrist: Reading Jacob 7 is available 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 Editors
Joseph M. Spencer is an ancient scripture faculty member of Brigham Young University’s department of Religious Education. He earned a PhD in philosophy at the University of New Mexico and has published extensively on Latter-day Saint scripture and theology in BYU Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Philosophy and Scripture, and the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies where he serves as associate editor. Spencer is co-editor of the book series Groundwork: Studies in Theory and Scripture. His other books include Reading Nephi Reading Isaiah and For Zion: A Mormon Theology of Hope.
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.