More and more evidence is accumulating that shows Joseph Smith’s translations are actually a cobbling together of contemporary sources. Faithful LDS scholars try to account for this by bending the word “translation” into a thousand fantastic shapes. This is their story.
Today we sit down with LDS Scholars, Authors, and rolemodels within Mormonism, Terryl and Fiona Givens. We talk about their book “The Crucible of Doubt”. More specifically we speak about the themes of their book which is an effort to adjust paradigms and assumptions. As they testify of, this is the crux of the […]
Terryl Givens, professor of literature and religion at the University of Richmond, where he holds the James A. Bostwick Chair in English. He is the author of several books including “By The Hand of Mormon” and has a book approaching publishing called “The Crucible of Doubt”. Terryl has been part of a series of firesides […]
http://rationalfaiths.com/bushman-babies-bath-water/ This was the first in a proposed long list of firesides held by Richard Bushman and Terry & Fiona Givens. The effort was made to assist those in faith crisis so that they might make it through their dark night of the soul to the other side where peace can be found and do […]
This is the the True and Living Church. What does that mean? What are the implications of that? Does it give us a right to arrogance or elitism? Does membership in it improve our chance for salvation? We explore that question and topic today on MormonDiscussion Please consider donating to the podcast as it is […]
John Montgomery is a faithful LDS who encountered ridicule and persecution as a teenager and young adult causing him to spend some time out of the Church. He tells his spending time in other churches, encounter with Hugh Nibley and FARMS, defending his faith, and his return to church with a greater appreciation for Faith. […]