Review: ‘Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis – Deuteronomy’

Review of David Bokovoy, Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis – Deuteronomy (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2014).   As Darwin’s concept of evolutionary adaptation through natural selection has become central to modern evolutionary theory, so…historical criticism provides the foundation for … Continue reading

A Great New Book about an Ancient American One

John L. Sorenson.  Mormon’s Codex: An Ancient American Book.  Salt Lake City: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship and Deseret Book, 2013. 826 pp. Maps, tables, figures, foreword, preface, introduction, appendix, bibliography, index.  Hardback. $59.99. ISBN: 978-1-60907-399-2 Guest reviewed … Continue reading

Cowboy Apostle: The Diaries of Anthony W. Ivins, 1875-1932

Anthony Ivins served in the Quorum of Twelve and First Presidency for over 26 years

As part of a series of essays on controversial topics, the church recently published an article discussing plural marriages performed after the Manifesto. The article noted, “on an exceptional basis, some new plural marriages were performed between 1890 and 1904, … Continue reading

Joseph Smith Papers Project: Documents Volume 2

The second volume of the Joseph Smith Papers (JSP) “Documents” series has been released.  At an announcement event this month, the editors noted the Documents series lies at the core of the JSP project. The 2nd Documents volume contains materials … Continue reading

First Impressions: BYU New Testament Commentary Series, “The Revelation of John the Apostle”

Since the very first rumblings I heard of the planned exhaustive BYU New Testament Commentary Series, I was both extremely excited, and a little nervous. Part of the excitement was due to the notice that part of the commentary would … Continue reading

Lost and Found Christianities: Bart Ehrman and the Christianicity of Mormonism

Worlds Without End is pleased to present this offering from guest poster Richard D. Lamborn. Richard practices law within the shadow of Yankee Stadium. In addition to a University of Utah J.D., he holds an M.A. from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity … Continue reading

First Thoughts on Joseph Smith’s Polygamy by Brian Hales

Title: Joseph Smith’s Polygamy, Vol. 1: History Author: Brian C. Hales with Don Bradley Publisher: Greg Kofford Books Genre: Religious Studies Year: 2013 Pages: 623 Binding: Hardcover ISBN-10: 158958189X ISBN-13: 978-15895818904 Price: $36.95 Brian Hales may have a tough audience for his new 3-volume set entitled Joseph … Continue reading