Many of you perhaps missed this item from last year, but, if you did, it’s worth a read. There are remarkably few serious thinkers outside of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have engaged Mormon theology at all seriously, so, when one does, it’s fun to see how s/he reacts:
Obviously, I don’t agree with everything Simon Critchley says. But he at least does us the honor of actually considering Mormon ideas.
Incidentally, the Mormon philosopher named “Jim” to whom Professor Critchley refers is my friend and colleague Jim Faulconer, with whom I and another colleague had an excellent Thai lunch on Friday.
(My thanks to Nathaniel Hancock for reminding me of Professor Critchley’s essay.)