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Authorcast #126: Oliver Olney, Nauvoo's Dissident Mormon Prophet

Show description:In this Kofford Lecture Series livestream event, we will be talking with Richard G. Moore about Oliver H. Olney, a little-known figure in Mormon history. Despite his falling out from the Church, and subsequent excommunication, Oliver remained part of the Nauvoo community, writing down the events he witnessed and publishing booklet criticisms against church leadership and "spiritual wifery." Additionally, Oliver claimed to receive his own visions, revelations, and other-worldly visitations. Oliver Olney's writings are not only entertaining (and bizarre), but also informative for historians of the Nauvoo period. Richard G. Moore received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BYU in American History and his doctorate in Education from the University of the Pacific. He retired after teaching thirty-eight years for the Church Educational System as a seminary teacher, institute instructor and director, and as an instructor for the Ancient Scripture Department at BYU. Dr. Moore is a Richard L. Evan’s Fellow, serving as a member of BYU’s Office of Religious Outreach. The author of four published books and more than a dozen articles, Richard presents often at BYU’s Education Week and the John Whitmer Historical Association Conference. Richard and his wife, Lani, live in Orem, Utah. They have three children and nine grandchildren. The Writings of Oliver H. Olney: April 1842 to February 1843— Nauvoo, Illinois Edited byRichard G. Moore “Such a rare collection of documents. . . is crucial to gain an understanding of Nauvoo during the time of Joseph Smith.”—Steven L. Shields Learn More Download Subscribe in Pocket Casts Now available through Spotify

--JUN 12
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Authorcast #126: Oliver Olney, Nauvoo's Dissident Mormon Prophet

Authorcast #125: Michael Austin, Revisting Re-reading Job

Show description:Michael Austin, author of Re-Reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World's Greatest Poem,discusses common misperceptions about the story of Job, how it fits into the Persian poetry tradition, what the story was trying to teach, and how we can relate the story to our modern times. Michael Austinis the author of several books including Buried Treasures: Reading the Book of Mormon Again for the First Time, Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World’s Greatest Poem, and is the co-editor of The Mormon Image in Literature series. Mikeblogsat By Common Consent and serves as the board chair for Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World's Greatest Poem ByMichael Austin “Austin’s focus on the big pictureserves as a helpful introduction to deeper study of Job.” — Jason Kerr,Studies in the Bible and Antiquity Learn More Download Subscribe in Pocket Casts Now available through Spotify

--JUN 3
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Authorcast #125: Michael Austin, Revisting Re-reading Job

Authorcast #124: Richard Moore, editor of The Writings of Oliver H. Olney

Show description:In thisepisode, we chat with Richard G. Moore, editor of The Writings of Oliver H. Olney: April 1842 to February 1843—Nauvoo, Illinois. We discuss this lesser-known figure in Mormon history and what makes him important to the Nauvoo era, his falling out with church leadership, his own reports of visions and revelations, and some of the bigger takeaways from his writings. The Writings of Oliver H. Olney: April 1842 to February 1843—Nauvoo, Illinois Edited by Richard G. Moore “An important contribution to the body of Latter-day Saint history.”— Alonzo L. Gaskill, Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University Learn More Download Subscribe in Pocket Casts

--MAY 21
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Authorcast #124: Richard Moore, editor of The Writings of Oliver H. Olney

Authorcast #123: Neylan McBaine, Women at Church at Home

Show description:Neylan McBaine discusses progress towards greater visibility and voice for women in the LDS Church since the publication of Women at Church in 2014, the effects of the pandemic and "house church" on women, and recent research published by BYU regarding women's voices in predominantly male group settings. Neylan McBaine, a life-long Mormon, grew up in New York City and later attended Yale University. She currently lives with her husband and three young daughters and works as a brand strategist for an advertising agency in Salt Lake City.Widely published as a religion writer, Neylan founded theMormon Women Project, a digital library of interviews with LDS women from around the world, in an effort to emphasize the many ways that modern faithful women choose the right. The site, which posts about one interview a week with the help of dozens of volunteers, includes over 250 interviews with LDS women from 22 countries. Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women's Local Impact ...

--MAY 15
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Authorcast #123: Neylan McBaine, Women at Church at Home

Authorcast #122: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 4

Show description:Part 4 of ourlecture series with Charles R. Harrell, author of This is My Doctrine: The Development of Mormon Theology. In this final installment, we discuss the developing theology of premortal existencewithin Mormonism examining early Christian and Second Great Awakening thought and Joseph Smith's teachings of spirit creation and spirit birth. Part 1 - What is Doctrine? Part 2 - Joseph Smith and Restoration Part 3- The Godhead Part 4- Premortal Existence Charles R. Harrellis a retired associate professor in Brigham Young University’s School of Technology. He is also the founder and director of ProModel Corporation, which is a leading provider of simulation software. In addition to his professional activities, Charles is an ardent theological hobbyist and has published articles on Mormon theology inBYU Studies, The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, andStudies in the Scriptures. He also taught seminary and institute for many years. Charles and his wife, Yvonne, are the pa...

--MAY 1
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Authorcast #122: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 4

Authorcast #121: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 3

Show description:Part 3 of ourlecture series with Charles R. Harrell, author of This is My Doctrine: The Development of Mormon Theology. In this installment, we discuss the developing theology of Godhead within Mormonism examining shifts through Joseph Smith's scriptural output as well as later developments in Utah under Brigham Young. Part 1 - What is Doctrine? Part 2 - Joseph Smith and Restoration Part 3- The Godhead Part 4- Premortal Existence Charles R. Harrellis a retired associate professor in Brigham Young University’s School of Technology. He is also the founder and director of ProModel Corporation, which is a leading provider of simulation software. In addition to his professional activities, Charles is an ardent theological hobbyist and has published articles on Mormon theology inBYU Studies, The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, andStudies in the Scriptures. He also taught seminary and institute for many years. Charles and his wife, Yvonne, are the parents of five children and ...

--APR 24
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Authorcast #121: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 3

Authorcast #120: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 2

Show description:Part 2 of ourlecture series with Charles R. Harrell, author of This is My Doctrine: The Development of Mormon Theology. In this installment, we discuss Joseph Smith's theology of restoration,examinethe use ofrestoration in the Old and New Testaments, andcompare how restoration wasunderstoodamongevangelical, Universalist, and Christian Primitivist movementsduring the Second Great Awakening. Part 1 - What is Doctrine? Part 2 - Joseph Smith and Restoration Part 3- The Godhead Part 4- Premortal Existence Charles R. Harrellis a retired associate professor in Brigham Young University’s School of Technology. He is also the founder and director of ProModel Corporation, which is a leading provider of simulation software. In addition to his professional activities, Charles is an ardent theological hobbyist and has published articles on Mormon theology inBYU Studies, The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, andStudies in the Scriptures. He also taught seminary and institute for many ye...

--APR 17
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Authorcast #120: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 2

Authorcast #119: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 1

Show description:Coming to you via Facebook Live! We are pleased to bring you a lecture series with Charles R. Harrell, author of This is My Doctrine: The Development of Mormon Theology. In this four-part live series, we'll be discussing the nature of doctrine as well as Joseph Smith's theology of restoration, the Godhead, and premortal existence. Part 1 - What is Doctrine? Part 2 - Joseph Smith and Restoration Part 3- The Godhead Part 4- Premortal Existence Charles R. Harrellis a retired associate professor in Brigham Young University’s School of Technology. He is also the founder and director of ProModel Corporation, which is a leading provider of simulation software. In addition to his professional activities, Charles is an ardent theological hobbyist and has published articles on Mormon theology inBYU Studies, The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, andStudies in the Scriptures. He also taught seminary and institute for many years. Charles and his wife, Yvonne, are the parents of five c...

--APR 11
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Authorcast #119: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 1

Authorcast #118: Joseph Spencer: 1st Nephi, Isaiah, and a Message of Hope

Show description:In this episode, we chat with Joseph M. Spencer about his newest book, 1st Nephi: A Brief Theological Introduction (Maxwell Institute) and how this new work ties into his previous work on Nephi's use of Isaiah: The Vision of All: Twenty-five Lectures on Isaiah in Nephi's Record. We then switch gearsand analyzea few passagesin Isaiah that discuss despair and hope and relate them to current events. Through Easter, you can get 30% off all Book of Mormon-related titles. Also, be sure to check out our massive ebook sale also running through Easter where you can pick up Joseph Spencer's first book, For Zion: A Mormon Theology of Hope for only $1.99! The Greg Kofford Books Authorcast is now available through Spotify Joseph M. Spencer is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of New Mexico. In addition to authoring For Zion: A Mormon Theology of Hope and The Vision of All: Twenty-Five Lectures on Isaiah in Nephi's Record, he is the associate director of the Mormo...

--MAR 30
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Authorcast #118: Joseph Spencer: 1st Nephi, Isaiah, and a Message of Hope

Authorcast #117: The Book of Mormon with Brant Gardner, Part 5 of 5

Show description:We are pleased to bring you part five of our five-part conversation with Brant Gardner about the Book of Mormon. In this final episode, we discuss the purpose of the Book of Mormon. Topics discussed in this series include anthropology, Joseph Smith's translation process, authorship of the Book of Mormon, historicity and anachronisms, archaeology, geographic models, and more. Brant Gardner is the award-winning author of the Second Witness commentary series, The Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon, and Traditions of the Father: The Book of Mormon as History.We are grateful to the staff of Book of Mormon Central for hosting this series and allowing us to use their recording facilities. Brant A. Gardnerearned his M.S. in anthropology (specializing in Mesoamerican ethnohistory) from the State University of New York at Albany. He is the author of the six-volumeSecond Witness: Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of MormonandThe Gift and Power: Trans...

--MAR 27
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Authorcast #117: The Book of Mormon with Brant Gardner, Part 5 of 5

Latest Episodes

Authorcast #126: Oliver Olney, Nauvoo's Dissident Mormon Prophet

Show description:In this Kofford Lecture Series livestream event, we will be talking with Richard G. Moore about Oliver H. Olney, a little-known figure in Mormon history. Despite his falling out from the Church, and subsequent excommunication, Oliver remained part of the Nauvoo community, writing down the events he witnessed and publishing booklet criticisms against church leadership and "spiritual wifery." Additionally, Oliver claimed to receive his own visions, revelations, and other-worldly visitations. Oliver Olney's writings are not only entertaining (and bizarre), but also informative for historians of the Nauvoo period. Richard G. Moore received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BYU in American History and his doctorate in Education from the University of the Pacific. He retired after teaching thirty-eight years for the Church Educational System as a seminary teacher, institute instructor and director, and as an instructor for the Ancient Scripture Department at BYU. Dr. Moore is a Richard L. Evan’s Fellow, serving as a member of BYU’s Office of Religious Outreach. The author of four published books and more than a dozen articles, Richard presents often at BYU’s Education Week and the John Whitmer Historical Association Conference. Richard and his wife, Lani, live in Orem, Utah. They have three children and nine grandchildren. The Writings of Oliver H. Olney: April 1842 to February 1843— Nauvoo, Illinois Edited byRichard G. Moore “Such a rare collection of documents. . . is crucial to gain an understanding of Nauvoo during the time of Joseph Smith.”—Steven L. Shields Learn More Download Subscribe in Pocket Casts Now available through Spotify

--JUN 12
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Authorcast #126: Oliver Olney, Nauvoo's Dissident Mormon Prophet

Authorcast #125: Michael Austin, Revisting Re-reading Job

Show description:Michael Austin, author of Re-Reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World's Greatest Poem,discusses common misperceptions about the story of Job, how it fits into the Persian poetry tradition, what the story was trying to teach, and how we can relate the story to our modern times. Michael Austinis the author of several books including Buried Treasures: Reading the Book of Mormon Again for the First Time, Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World’s Greatest Poem, and is the co-editor of The Mormon Image in Literature series. Mikeblogsat By Common Consent and serves as the board chair for Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World's Greatest Poem ByMichael Austin “Austin’s focus on the big pictureserves as a helpful introduction to deeper study of Job.” — Jason Kerr,Studies in the Bible and Antiquity Learn More Download Subscribe in Pocket Casts Now available through Spotify

--JUN 3
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Authorcast #125: Michael Austin, Revisting Re-reading Job

Authorcast #124: Richard Moore, editor of The Writings of Oliver H. Olney

Show description:In thisepisode, we chat with Richard G. Moore, editor of The Writings of Oliver H. Olney: April 1842 to February 1843—Nauvoo, Illinois. We discuss this lesser-known figure in Mormon history and what makes him important to the Nauvoo era, his falling out with church leadership, his own reports of visions and revelations, and some of the bigger takeaways from his writings. The Writings of Oliver H. Olney: April 1842 to February 1843—Nauvoo, Illinois Edited by Richard G. Moore “An important contribution to the body of Latter-day Saint history.”— Alonzo L. Gaskill, Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University Learn More Download Subscribe in Pocket Casts

--MAY 21
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Authorcast #124: Richard Moore, editor of The Writings of Oliver H. Olney

Authorcast #123: Neylan McBaine, Women at Church at Home

Show description:Neylan McBaine discusses progress towards greater visibility and voice for women in the LDS Church since the publication of Women at Church in 2014, the effects of the pandemic and "house church" on women, and recent research published by BYU regarding women's voices in predominantly male group settings. Neylan McBaine, a life-long Mormon, grew up in New York City and later attended Yale University. She currently lives with her husband and three young daughters and works as a brand strategist for an advertising agency in Salt Lake City.Widely published as a religion writer, Neylan founded theMormon Women Project, a digital library of interviews with LDS women from around the world, in an effort to emphasize the many ways that modern faithful women choose the right. The site, which posts about one interview a week with the help of dozens of volunteers, includes over 250 interviews with LDS women from 22 countries. Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women's Local Impact ...

--MAY 15
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Authorcast #123: Neylan McBaine, Women at Church at Home

Authorcast #122: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 4

Show description:Part 4 of ourlecture series with Charles R. Harrell, author of This is My Doctrine: The Development of Mormon Theology. In this final installment, we discuss the developing theology of premortal existencewithin Mormonism examining early Christian and Second Great Awakening thought and Joseph Smith's teachings of spirit creation and spirit birth. Part 1 - What is Doctrine? Part 2 - Joseph Smith and Restoration Part 3- The Godhead Part 4- Premortal Existence Charles R. Harrellis a retired associate professor in Brigham Young University’s School of Technology. He is also the founder and director of ProModel Corporation, which is a leading provider of simulation software. In addition to his professional activities, Charles is an ardent theological hobbyist and has published articles on Mormon theology inBYU Studies, The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, andStudies in the Scriptures. He also taught seminary and institute for many years. Charles and his wife, Yvonne, are the pa...

--MAY 1
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Authorcast #122: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 4

Authorcast #121: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 3

Show description:Part 3 of ourlecture series with Charles R. Harrell, author of This is My Doctrine: The Development of Mormon Theology. In this installment, we discuss the developing theology of Godhead within Mormonism examining shifts through Joseph Smith's scriptural output as well as later developments in Utah under Brigham Young. Part 1 - What is Doctrine? Part 2 - Joseph Smith and Restoration Part 3- The Godhead Part 4- Premortal Existence Charles R. Harrellis a retired associate professor in Brigham Young University’s School of Technology. He is also the founder and director of ProModel Corporation, which is a leading provider of simulation software. In addition to his professional activities, Charles is an ardent theological hobbyist and has published articles on Mormon theology inBYU Studies, The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, andStudies in the Scriptures. He also taught seminary and institute for many years. Charles and his wife, Yvonne, are the parents of five children and ...

--APR 24
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Authorcast #121: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 3

Authorcast #120: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 2

Show description:Part 2 of ourlecture series with Charles R. Harrell, author of This is My Doctrine: The Development of Mormon Theology. In this installment, we discuss Joseph Smith's theology of restoration,examinethe use ofrestoration in the Old and New Testaments, andcompare how restoration wasunderstoodamongevangelical, Universalist, and Christian Primitivist movementsduring the Second Great Awakening. Part 1 - What is Doctrine? Part 2 - Joseph Smith and Restoration Part 3- The Godhead Part 4- Premortal Existence Charles R. Harrellis a retired associate professor in Brigham Young University’s School of Technology. He is also the founder and director of ProModel Corporation, which is a leading provider of simulation software. In addition to his professional activities, Charles is an ardent theological hobbyist and has published articles on Mormon theology inBYU Studies, The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, andStudies in the Scriptures. He also taught seminary and institute for many ye...

--APR 17
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Authorcast #120: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 2

Authorcast #119: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 1

Show description:Coming to you via Facebook Live! We are pleased to bring you a lecture series with Charles R. Harrell, author of This is My Doctrine: The Development of Mormon Theology. In this four-part live series, we'll be discussing the nature of doctrine as well as Joseph Smith's theology of restoration, the Godhead, and premortal existence. Part 1 - What is Doctrine? Part 2 - Joseph Smith and Restoration Part 3- The Godhead Part 4- Premortal Existence Charles R. Harrellis a retired associate professor in Brigham Young University’s School of Technology. He is also the founder and director of ProModel Corporation, which is a leading provider of simulation software. In addition to his professional activities, Charles is an ardent theological hobbyist and has published articles on Mormon theology inBYU Studies, The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, andStudies in the Scriptures. He also taught seminary and institute for many years. Charles and his wife, Yvonne, are the parents of five c...

--APR 11
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Authorcast #119: Kofford Lecture Series - Charles R. Harrell and the Development of Mormon Theology, Part 1

Authorcast #118: Joseph Spencer: 1st Nephi, Isaiah, and a Message of Hope

Show description:In this episode, we chat with Joseph M. Spencer about his newest book, 1st Nephi: A Brief Theological Introduction (Maxwell Institute) and how this new work ties into his previous work on Nephi's use of Isaiah: The Vision of All: Twenty-five Lectures on Isaiah in Nephi's Record. We then switch gearsand analyzea few passagesin Isaiah that discuss despair and hope and relate them to current events. Through Easter, you can get 30% off all Book of Mormon-related titles. Also, be sure to check out our massive ebook sale also running through Easter where you can pick up Joseph Spencer's first book, For Zion: A Mormon Theology of Hope for only $1.99! The Greg Kofford Books Authorcast is now available through Spotify Joseph M. Spencer is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of New Mexico. In addition to authoring For Zion: A Mormon Theology of Hope and The Vision of All: Twenty-Five Lectures on Isaiah in Nephi's Record, he is the associate director of the Mormo...

--MAR 30
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Authorcast #118: Joseph Spencer: 1st Nephi, Isaiah, and a Message of Hope

Authorcast #117: The Book of Mormon with Brant Gardner, Part 5 of 5

Show description:We are pleased to bring you part five of our five-part conversation with Brant Gardner about the Book of Mormon. In this final episode, we discuss the purpose of the Book of Mormon. Topics discussed in this series include anthropology, Joseph Smith's translation process, authorship of the Book of Mormon, historicity and anachronisms, archaeology, geographic models, and more. Brant Gardner is the award-winning author of the Second Witness commentary series, The Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon, and Traditions of the Father: The Book of Mormon as History.We are grateful to the staff of Book of Mormon Central for hosting this series and allowing us to use their recording facilities. Brant A. Gardnerearned his M.S. in anthropology (specializing in Mesoamerican ethnohistory) from the State University of New York at Albany. He is the author of the six-volumeSecond Witness: Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of MormonandThe Gift and Power: Trans...

--MAR 27
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Authorcast #117: The Book of Mormon with Brant Gardner, Part 5 of 5
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