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AuthorCast #88: Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7 with David Bokovoy February 13 2018

Episode 88: Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7 with David Bokovoy
Hosted by Brian Whitney

(See the full list of Gospel Doctrine episodes here.)

Topics Discussed: We cover the story of Abraham and the Abrahamic Covenant.

David Bokovoy holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East and an MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies both from Brandeis University. He is the author of Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy and the forthcoming Authoring the Old Testament: The Prophets, both part of the Contemporary Studies in Scripture series.


This book should be basic reading for serious LDS students of the Bible.” — Eric D. Huntsman, Coordinator of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Brigham Young University

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AuthorCast #87: Gospel Doctrine Lesson 6 with David Bokovoy February 06 2018

Episode 87: Gospel Doctrine Lesson 6 with David Bokovoy
Hosted by Brian Whitney

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Topics Discussed: We cover the story of Noah as well as the Tower of Babel.

David Bokovoy holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East and an MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies both from Brandeis University. He is the author of Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy and the forthcoming Authoring the Old Testament: The Prophets, both part of the Contemporary Studies in Scripture series.

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AuthorCast #85: Interview with James and Judith McConkie January 26 2018

Episode 85: Interview with James and Judith McConkie
Hosted by Brian Whitney

In this episode, we interview James and Judith McConkie about their new book, Whom Say Ye That I Am? Lessons from the Jesus of Nazareth.

James and Judith will be signing books and speaking at Writ & Vision in Provo on Tuesday, Jan 30th at 7pm, and at Benchmark Books in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb 7 at 5:30pm. Both of these events are free to the public.

You can follow Whom Say Ye That I Am? on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WhomSayYe

 

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AuthorCast #84: Gospel Doctrine Lesson 4 with David Bokovoy January 23 2018

Episode 84: Gospel Doctrine Lesson 4 with David Bokovoy
Hosted by Brian Whitney

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Topics Discussed: We cover lesson four from the Gospel Doctrine manual, “Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened,” covering the life of Adam & Even in the Garden of Eden, the Fall, and expulsion from the Garden.

David Bokovoy holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East and an MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies both from Brandeis University. He is the author of Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy and the forthcoming Authoring the Old Testament: The Prophets, both part of the Contemporary Studies in Scripture series.

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AuthorCast #83: Gospel Doctrine Lesson 3 with David Bokovoy January 18 2018

Episode 83: Gospel Doctrine Lesson 3 with David Bokovoy
Hosted by Brian Whitney

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Topics Discussed: We cover lesson three from the Gospel Doctrine manual, "The Creation," covering the creation accounts in Genesis, Book of Moses, and Book of Abraham, as well as the creation of mankind in the image of God.

David Bokovoy holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East and an MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies both from Brandeis University. He is the author of Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy and the forthcoming Authoring the Old Testament: The Prophets, both part of the Contemporary Studies in Scripture series.

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AuthorCast #82: David Bokovoy, an intro to the Old Testament January 11 2018

Episode 82: David Bokovoy, an intro to the Old Testament
Hosted by Brian Whitney

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Topics Discussed: We chat with David Bokovoy about his recent article, 5 Things to Know Before Studying the Old Testament, which has gained quite a bit of attention. We discuss the nature of the Hebrew Bible, the various viewpoints that this scripture contains, as well as approaches to Old Testament study that can add meaning to this sacred record.

David Bokovoy holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East and an MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies both from Brandeis University. David is the author of Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy and the forthcoming Authoring the Old Testament: The Prophets, both part of the Contemporary Studies in Scripture series.

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AuthorCast #54: Exploring Mormon Thought, episode 10 June 07 2017

Exploring Mormon Thought, Episode 10: The Attributes of God Ch 5 - Models of Divine Knowledge (Part 2)
By Corey Ostler

In this episode we go over the second part of Ch 5: Models of Divine Knowledge. We talk about Middle Knowledge and Joseph Smith's evolving view of God's knowledge. We discuss James E. Talmage's view of God knowing our character so well that he can know the future and problems with that.

Topics Discussed:
• Middle Knowledge
• Problems of Middle Knowledge
• No Grounds Objection
• Counterfactuals of Freedom Are Probable Only
• The "Agents Are Not Free" Objection
• Mormonism and Middle Knowledge

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AuthorCast #53: Exploring Mormon Thought, episode 9 June 01 2017

Exploring Mormon Thought, Episode 9: The Attributes of God Ch 5 - Models of Divine Knowledge (Part 1)
By Corey Ostler

We start discussing different models for God's knowledge. We focus on the aspect of God's knowledge of the future or infallible foreknowledge and if it can coexist with free will.

Topics Discussed:

• Simple Foreknowledge
• Timeless Knowledge Through Perception
• The Einstein-Minkowski Spacetime
• Timeless Knowledge Through Divine Causation

Learn more about Blake Ostler’s book series, Exploring Mormon Thought.

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AuthorCast #51: Exploring Mormon Thought, episode 7 May 25 2017

Exploring Mormon Thought, Episode 7: The Attributes of God Ch3 - The Restoration and Systematic Theologies (Part 2)
By Corey Ostler

Continuing our survey of Mormon systematic Theologies we discuss the thought of the Pratts, John A. Widtsoe, B.H. Roberts, and Modern Mormon leaders. We talk about why they portrayed things as they did and what some strengths and weaknesses of each view are.

Pratt's 'The Seer': archive.org/details/seereditedbyorso01unse

Widtsoe's 'A Rational Theology': archive.org/details/rationaltheologywidtsoe

B.H. Roberts' 'The Seventy's Course in Theology': archive.org/details/seventyscoursein00robe

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AuthorCast #50: Exploring Mormon Thought, episode 6 May 25 2017

Exploring Mormon Thought, Episode 6: The Attributes of God Ch 3 - The Restoration and Systematic Theologies (Part 1)
By Corey Ostler

We discuss The Lectures on Faith and Joseph Smith's evolving revelations on the nature of God, man, the universe, and how they relate to each other. We get into discussing different interpretations of the King Follett Discourse and The Sermon in the Grove.

The Lectures on Faith can be found here: lecturesonfaith.com/

King Follett Discourse:

www.lds.org/ensign/1971/04/the-…ett-sermon?lang=eng

www.lds.org/ensign/1971/05/the-…ett-sermon?lang=eng

Sermon in the Grove: emp.byui.edu/jexj/courses/sermon_in_the_grove.htm

Topics Discussed:
The Lectures on Faith
Joseph Smith and the Foundational Scriptures

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AuthorCast #49: Exploring Mormon Thought, episode 5 May 08 2017

Exploring Mormon Thought, Episode 5: Apostasy and Concepts of Perfection (Part 2)
By Corey Ostler

Part 2 of the second chapter in The Attributes of God.

We discuss Process Thought/Theology, developed by Alfred N. Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne, and juxtapose it with the previously discussed Thomist/Classical Theism view. We also examine the striking similarities between Process Thought and Joseph Smith's revelations.

Topics Discussed:
Relative Perfection
Perfect Relatedness
Potentiality
Proportional Dependence
Complexity
Temporality
Mutability and Immutability
Passibility
Creator By Organizing
Maximal Persuasive Power
Maximal Knowledge

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AuthorCast #48: Exploring Mormon Thought, episode 4 May 08 2017

Exploring Mormon Thought, Episode 4: Apostasy and Concepts of Perfection (Part 1)
By Corey Ostler

Part 1 of the second chapter in The Attributes of God.

We discuss how concepts of perfection from Platonism/Neo-Platonism heavily influenced early Christian thought on God's attributes. We then discuss the Absolutist system developed largely by Augustine and articulated by Thomas Aquinas. We bring up issues with the 'God' that arises when you follow this system to its logical conclusions.

Topics discussed:
Confluence of Greek Philosophy and Christian Theology
Emergence of the Absolutist Tradition in Christian Theology
The Logic of Absolute Independence
Pure Actuality
Divine Simplicity
Immutability
Timeless Eternity
Aseity
Impassibility
Omniscience
Omnipotence

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