371: New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation

Dan Wotherspoon Joseph Smith 5 Comments

As Richard Bushman mentions in this podcast episode, one of the very first things Joseph Smith did in announcing himself to the world was to …

341: Teachings about War in the Book of Mormon

Dan Wotherspoon Scripture 5 Comments

As the LDS Sunday School Gospel Doctrine curriculum turns in coming weeks to the later chapters of the book of Alma and the stories they …

330: Mormonism’s Jesus

Dan Wotherspoon Jesus Christ 2 Comments

John G. Turner’s recent book, The Mormon Jesus: A Biography (Harvard University Press, 2016) presents a wonderful overview of the various ways Mormon scripture, leaders, …

292: The Landscape of Mormon Theology: Terryl Givens at the Rockwell Museum

Dan Wotherspoon Theology 5 Comments

On 7 March 2015, Terryl Givens gave a wonderful lecture and was interviewed at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York. The occasion was a …

287–288: Joseph Smith’s Use of a Seer Stone in Bringing Forth the Book of Mormon

Dan Wotherspoon Joseph Smith 29 Comments

On Tuesday, August 4th, the LDS Church in conjunction with the Community of Christ held a press conference announcing the newest volume in the ongoing …

209: New LDS Statement on Book of Mormon Translation

Dan Wotherspoon Joseph Smith 19 Comments

The LDS Church has recently published on its website, lds.org, a short article titled “Book of Mormon Translation” that lays out in greater detail than …

164: New Version of the LDS Scriptures

Dan Wotherspoon Scripture 28 Comments

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has just announced the online release of a new edition of the LDS scriptures, with physical copies …

135–136: Racism and the Book of Mormon

Dan Wotherspoon Race, Scripture 130 Comments

This episode examines the status of the claim that the Book of Mormon teaches that dark skin is a curse from God, that because of …