Some missionaries engaged in it frequently, and I myself tried my hand at it. Many emendations based on the earliest available text could correct inadvertent errors in transcription, copying, or typesetting introduced during the course of its transmission and publication over many years. The nest has been knocked clean from the branch. The problem of Mormons being overwhelmed by anti-Mormon attacks would be well on the way to resolution if older adults, including bishops, were able to guide members with questions into the library of answers available online at maxwellinstitute. It has since been subsumed into the Laura F. There are so many hungry souls here! Many of the authors promote criticisms that have long been refuted; some are sensationalistic while others are simply ridiculous.
Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Again, the nature of polemical argumentation is just to promote more heat than light. Examples of sea changes in modern Mormonism include the B. Violent language is very different than being violent. Peterson served a in the Switzerland Zurich. Maxwell Institute … aims to organize, produce, and disseminate scholarship on ancient scripture and religious history and promote the study, illumination, preservation, and accessibility of religious texts and ancient scriptural sources.
They are convinced that as far as human wisdom is concerned they are the ultimate experts on the subject. Book Review Editor and Blogger, Times and Seasons. We just have very different opinions about how best the interests of the Gospel can be advanced. Replaced by the Maxwell Institute blog. I wish to express my strong congratulations and appreciation for those who started this effort and who have shepherded it to this point. Thank you for pulling back the curtain for us. Smallaxe at Faith Promoting Rumor cites a column by Dan Peterson from 1994.
In this article, Jeffrey R. In extending the invitation, President Gordon B. Author, Search, Ponder, and Pray: A Guide to the Gospels. I see a bright future for this effort now through the university. Our receptionists grew weary of taking phone calls about 4-H projects and pig-breeding techniques. There are virtually no jobs for Mormon apologists while there are many options for Mormon Studies scholars.
Featuring it in an article in the Ensign would help a lot. He painted a picture of the academy as an ideal bastion of civil discourse and mutual respect where everyone plays nice in the sandbox and where irony and satire have no place. Some writing, such as his non-academic series for the Deseret News, may not be explicitly apologetic, but it tends much in the same direction. Apologetics, done right, is good for both the academy and religious institutions as long as a wall separates them. These scholars consequently picked up their bags and left to find other publishing houses with vacancy signs that were fully lit e. Now, if our players were engaged in consistent harsh fouls, technicals, with the coach being ejected from games, players being suspended, backboards being shattered, taunting or insulting opponents and their fans, and players and fans getting injured, then I would say that is attacking more than playing the game of basketball. It has grown to provide strong support and defense of the Church on a professional basis.
It just brings him home later and keeps him completely occupied during the day. When you send out your offenders to take the ball down the court, do you send your offense to stop them? We have read a good chunk of their best scholarship as charitably as we can and remain unpersuaded. Each new title reflected the periodical's expanded vision and scope. Peterson implied that now he recognizes that all of this was likely a work in progress for quite some time, a sloppy plan of sorts, the wool being pulled white-knuckled over his eyes the whole time. With editorial changes at the Review during 2012-13, this final name was continued for a new that restarted at volume 1 in 2014. By the way, would you consider these comments confrontational and combative, or in the spirit of honest debate? You will be acutely missed! It is a point of fact that the Latter-day Saints are not an anti-intellectual group like Jehovah's Witnesses. You can download many excellent articles, read the most recent and all past issues of Insight, and browse their latest catalog.
I have personally learned abundantly from your hand, and have been able to share that with many others. Through its nearly 20 years of work, the organization has sponsored symposia, published books, supported research, and delved into many other projects, including a cooperative effort with Deseret Book to published the complete works of Hugh Nibley. Irony and satire do have a place in negative apologetics because the antagonists attacking our faith are so humorless. This character, the pupil of the sun god Re, was an ancient symbol of resurrection, since a myth told how the eye was torn to pieces and then put back together. Being Unitarian or B'nai B'rith is much less stressful than knocking on doors or street contacting. I noticed the decline in publications over the years. Peterson is no longer welcome.
Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Leaders of other denominations who have a fundamentally different view of Christian doctrines. Hauglid based most of his presentation on the book Five Views on Apologetics edited by Steven B. The ideal Mormon apologist would be humble, able to receive criticism, and willing to change based on that criticism. Those with no core passion for the organization, personal interest, or invested desire to fulfill its original purpose began to take over, and make it their own.
As a service to teachers and students of the scriptures, research results are distributed both in scholarly and popular formats. He has authored several books and numerous articles on Islamic and Latter-day Saint topics. Occasionally it needs to happen. Smith then gave 3 examples of what she considers high quality Mormon apologetics: Faith and reason are and always have been yoked. But even the perception upon which they claim to justify their denial is only partially accurate. My naive but hopeful thinking….