There’s a lot of discussion lately about the relationship between scripture and history. In this post, I suggest, by way of a case study, that the trees are obscuring the view of the forest for those gazing at historicity questions.
So here’s the plan: each week that the gospels are covered in Sunday School, I will post one question from my book along with a brief discussion of the issues that it raises.
And now we hear from Joe Spencer:
Today’s entry was written by Grant Hardy:
This entry is a bit different because it is a sample assignment for one day, not a complete syllabus.
Our next entry comes from Matt W. (see the first post and explanation here).
One big change resulting from the new CES and BYU Religious Ed curriculum will be that, instead of two classes on the Book of Mormon, now only one will be required; here is its description:
The Second Annual Summer Seminar on Mormon Theology “Christ and Antichrist: Reading Jacob 7” Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York June 8—June 20, 2015
According to this letter posted on William Hamblin’s blog, big changes are afoot.
Read them here, here, and here. I’ll leave the squabbling over whether they fairly represented the historical situation to those who get paid the big bucks to consider those questions and instead look at a tangential issue: how they depict the way that prophets receive revelation.
1 Nephi 13:12 refers to Bartolome de las Casas. Discuss.