Joseph: The Keystone of Canonizable Revelation

By my count Joseph Smith has added 868 pages to the LDS canon by means of the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. All other prophets since Joseph have accumulated a grand total of 13 pages by means of the Doctrine and Covenants and Official Declarations. Perhaps the drought of canonized...

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Biblical Inerrancy and the Book of Mormon

Biblical Inerrancy and the Book of Mormon: Creating a Platform for LDS/Evangelical Dialogue by Michelle G. Wiener Question: Is there room for the Book of Mormon within the theological framework of “biblical inerrancy”? Recently the following paragraph from my essay “Two Lampstands: Two Branches” featured in Rational Faiths...

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Translated Correctly: Joseph Smith and the Art of Interpretation

Joseph Smith stood on the line dividing visionary supernaturalism from rational Christianity—one of the many boundaries between the traditional and modern world.  –Richard Bushman, Rough Stone Rolling   I’ll admit it: I’m a Joseph Smith fangirl. I love the prophet and the man, warts and all. In fact, I sigh over...

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AUTHORING THE OLD TESTAMENT: GENISIS-DEUTERONOMY – A BOOK REVIEW

AUTHORING THE OLD TESTAMENT: GENISIS-DEUTERONOMY – A BOOK REVIEW by Michael Barker I’m not sure when I first learned of the documentary hypothesis, but I do remember when I first heard that Dr. David Bokovoy was working on a book that would introduce the documentary hypothesis to an LDS audience. It was during a Mormon...

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Ask EOR Pt. III

You know what time it is. Time for the third installment of “Ask EOR”! The previous 2 installments can be found here and here. I just want to remind you all that you can e-mail your questions to me at askeor.rf@gmail.com and I will do my very best to shed light on any and all Mormon (and Mormon adjacent) queries you might...

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Moroni’s Promise is Not About the Book of Mormon

May 04, 14 Moroni’s Promise is Not About the Book of Mormon

Posted by in Book of Mormon, Faith, Featured, Revelation

I was having a conversation with a friend about how doctrine changes in the Church. I made the claim that a form of the trinity is taught in the Book of Mormon, most clearly evident in Abinadi’s teachings. He told me that that isn’t possible, because he knows that our view of the Godhead must be right, and that the Book of...

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The Book of Mormon’s Historicity and Supporting Evidence – part 2

The Book of Mormon’s Historicity and Supporting Evidence – part 2 by Cody Calderwood Much of what I write from here on out is borrowed from “Mormon’s Codex” written by John L. Sorenson.  I’m not going to summarize his entire book, but I will highlight a few areas that help support the historicity of the Book of...

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The Book of Mormon’s Historicity and Supporting Evidence – part 1

The Book of Mormon’s Historicity and Supporting Evidence – part 1 by Cody Calderwood This is going to be a two part series.  The first part will explain why I am writing this and why I am referring to Mesoamerica.  The second part will discuss some of the interesting examples to support my claim. First of all, let me...

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The King James Bible in the Book of Moses, Part 3

This is Part 3 of the series locating the extent of dependence of the Book of Moses on the text of the KJV Genesis. You can see Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 4 here. All of these posts are based on the textual analysis of Kent P. Jackson, The Book of Moses and the Joseph Smith Translation Manuscripts (Provo: Religious Studies...

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Baptism

Saturday was my oldest child’s baptism. He asked me to talk about baptism at his baptismal program. I decided to share the talk here. In Matthew in the New Testament, Jesus said “Be ye perfect, even as your father in heaven is perfect.” In Greek, the word translated here as perfect (τέλειος) means “whole” or...

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