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February 24, 2017
Canonical Criticism of the Book of Mormon?
The following is a brief response to Michael Austin's post "Canon as Context: Insights from...
September 27, 2015
Diachronic or Synchronic? A Response to Nicholas J. Frederick
Introduction The fact that New Testament (NT) language appears throughout the Book of Mormon (BM)...
August 27, 2013
Korihor and the Defense of Secularism
Generally, Korihor is understood as a kind of anachronistic representation of secularism by many modern...
August 08, 2013
Exploring the Iconic Nature of the Book of Mormon: Part IIb – The Fluid Nature of the Text of the Book of Mormon
I here continue my series of posts dealing with the iconic nature of the Book...
March 06, 2013
The 2013 Adjustments to the Book of Mormon: Accuracy Delayed
This post is written by guest contributor, Grant Hardy. It is a weighty responsibility to...
March 05, 2013
Approaching Antiquity: BYU Church History Symposium 2013
In case you haven't seen it, take a break from Wheat and Tares Apologizing and...
September 03, 2012
Quick and Powerful
And so another Labor Day comes, bringing the end to summer. May the next summer...
August 15, 2012
Black and White
As I have casually wandered around the BoM this summer looking at how it uses...
August 13, 2012
Giant Horror Bug Replaced!!!
When last we looked in on how the BoM used something of Paul’s from First...
August 10, 2012
Giant Horror Bug Gone Missing!!!
This is one of those instances of intertextuality where what’s interesting is what’s missing. At...
August 07, 2012
Gall of Bitterness
This expression, which seems pretty strange to moderns, is used a surprising number of times...
July 13, 2012
Seal You His
Closing out the fifth chapter of Mosiah is an exhortation to righteous living followed by...
July 12, 2012
Author and Finisher
Tucked away near the end of the BoM is a description of Christ as “the...
July 11, 2012
The Gender of “Church” in the BoM
I still have a “church” itch as the idea is found in the BoM. So...
July 09, 2012
Willing to Submit in All Things
One the more striking passages from the BoM is the natural man pericope in Mosiah...
July 06, 2012
The Joy of the Saints
The Book of Enos opens like this: “ Behold, I went to hunt beasts in...
July 05, 2012
Evil Eschatological Mothers
Heh. Back to work, are you? And not really in the mood, perhaps? Yeah. It...
February 17, 2012
“Have You Been Saved?”
To oversimplify things a bit, Mormon notions of salvation are more consistent with Paul, while...
February 02, 2012
Apologetics Into Doctrine: Romney’s Impact
It appears that Andrew Sullivan published something on Mormons yesterday. How do I know this...
January 24, 2012
Christianity 101, Book of Mormon Style 3
So in this last week we, that is me and the 17-18 year old gentlemen...
January 20, 2012
If the Book of Mormon is dull, the New Testament is duller
One recent, sympathetic critic called the Book of Mormon "dull." This is not a new...
January 10, 2012
Christianity 101, BoM Style 2
Another little doorway into Christianity lies, I think, in the second of the three enumerated...
January 07, 2012
Christianity 101, BoM Style
Tis the start of the New Year, and therefore the start of a new lesson...
January 06, 2012
“Every wo/man that striveth for mastery”: Thinking About LDS Scripture Mastery (A New Series of Posts)
**I wish I could say that my recent lack of posts at FPR has been...
January 05, 2011
The Dumbing Down of Mormon Books, Made Easy!
A recent book review of Eric Shuster and Charles Sale's The Biblical Roots of Mormonism describes...
November 29, 2009
Is Christ in the Old Testament?
What if the answer is no? What if the authors who produced the OT have...
August 12, 2009
Who Lectures on the Book of Mormon?
I'm a big fan of The Teaching Company. They have lots of good stuff on...
February 11, 2009
King Benjamin Killed God
Jesus set up an impossible paradox when he explained that the two great commandments are...
January 19, 2009
An American Prophet
Mormons are not the only prophetic tradition in America. The African American spiritual community also...
November 10, 2008
Translation Styles and Book of Mormon Apologetics and Exegesis
For the past couple of days I have been reading An Ancient American Setting for...
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