Mormon the Man

Mike and Todd discuss Mormon, the man who compiled and narrated the Book of Mormon. Who was Mormon and what clues about his life and character are hidden in the text? We consider the Book of Mormon text with the hermeneutic of Mormon’s biography as an important Nephite leader, even ruler, who had responsibility for the righteousness and security of his people, in light of the ultimate corruption and destruction of his people. How might that have influenced the stories from Nephite history that he chose to tell and in what ways did he frame the record “that ye may learn to be more wise than we have been”?

Object-Oriented Theology

Mike and Todd discuss Adam S. Miller’s “Speculative Grace: Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology”, possibly the most rigorous, speculative, and systematic attempt at a professional take on Mormon philosophy ever, that never directly mentions Mormonism. We read between the lines and look at the revolutionary ideas of the Mormon moment in world religious history that are arguably still not fully realized in the ongoing Restoration.