My MHA Presentation and Reconciling Science with Scripture

Ben contemplates his words, at Petra.
Ben contemplates his words at Petra.

First, Zondervan has a Kindle sale on their Counterpoints series, where (mostly conservative) Evangelicals write different perspectives on a topic. In this series, I’ve only read Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither, which is quite good. (I think Sparks makes the most persuasive argument and avoids special pleading.) The Historical Adam volume has some respectable authors, as does the Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. 

Here is a copy of my MHA presentation text, “Early LDS Attempts to Reconcile Scripture with Science: Pre-Mormon Pre-Adamites and Intellectual (In)Dependence.” As the text read at the meeting, it lacks footnotes and citations, but here is some of the bibliography.

This presentation was distilled from a much longer paper still under construction. I intend to submit it for publication somewhere in Fall. And of course, I’ll be speaking about interpretation and evolution (likely topic) in August at BYU, truth, scripture, and Genesis at the FAIR Conference in August, and reading the Old Testament in context at the Sperry Symposium in October at BYU.

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