An Experiment on the Word

An Experiment on the Word

Reading Alma 32

July | 2014


"If one of the root meanings of the word 'religion' is to reread, this much-anticipated first installment of the Mormon Theology Seminar is deeply religious work. These essays model a charitable attentiveness to the word that bears such unmistakably good fruit you will never read the scriptures again in the same way. Indeed, they remind us that we never should."

George Handley, professor of Humanities, Brigham Young University

"Here the Mormon Theology Seminar brings its experimental approach to bear on the experiment of faith itself. Overturning staid and stuffy notions of theology, the essays in this volume shed a prismatic light—varied, brilliant, mobile—on Alma’s classic exploration of faith and knowledge, humility and hope, poverty and perfect love. Situating the discourse in the vexed social context of Zoramite religion, contributors draw out insights political, textual, philosophical, and deeply devotional. The seed is good; this is a book worth planting."

Rosalynde Welch,

Publication Information

Publication Date: 2014

ISBN 10: 0-8425-2870-9

ISBN 13: 978-0-8425-2870-2

Page Count: 110

Size: 6 x 9 x 0.3 inches

Binding: Paperback, ePub, HTML

Price: $18.95

Series: Proceedings of the Mormon Theology Seminar

Imprint: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Adam S. Miller

Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas. He and his wife, Gwen, have three children. He is the author of many books, including Rube Goldberg Machines: Essays in Mormon Theology (Draper: Greg Kofford Books, 2012) and Speculative Grace: Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013), and two editions of Letters to a Young Mormon (Maxwell Institute & Deseret Book). He also serves as the director of the Mormon Theology Seminar.

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