In The Interpreter Foundation’s twenty-eighth (28th) scripture roundtable, Craig Foster, Lincoln Hale, Cassandra Hedelius, and Andrew Smith discuss the materials covered in lesson 24 of the 2013 Gospel Doctrine manual, which focuses principally on the Doctrine and Covenants and Church history.
Some of the principal themes in this roundtable include
- Discussion of the historical and cultural backgrounds of the early members of the Church and how that would potentially have affected not only how many, as seekers, would find Joseph’s message attractive, but also how some would have had a hard time staying true once in the Church.
- A discussion of the use of “spirit” in Doctrine and Covenants 50, and the scriptural ambiguity that can be seen at one and the same time as an otherworldly entity and simply a metaphorical spirit (i.e. of contention, or pride, etc).
- Cassandra’s new interpretation of “false spirits.”
- Andrew’s comments on order, epistemology, and pedagogy.
- Craig’s thoughts on the relationship between Oliver Cowdery and Hiram Page and reestablishing ancient Christianity.
Posted from Park City, Utah