Reading Nephi Reading Isaiah

Reading Nephi Reading Isaiah

2 Nephi 26–27


"In these conference proceedings stands the hope of a new kind of Mormon theology, one that brings women and men, academics and independents, philosophers and students of literature into the conversation about the meanings of faith and scripture. These essays are united by their firm commitment to the power of scripture and the possibility that holy writ may be rather more than it first appears. Mormon theologians and literary theorists should welcome the voices contained in this volume into discussions about the complex relationships created between readers and the sacred penmen, between the living and the dead."

—Samuel M. Brown, author of In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death


"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. My only regret is that I was unable to have the authors present so that I could discuss their ideas—even challenge them in some cases—further...For any fan of Mormon theology this series is a must."

—BrianJ, Feast Upon the word blog, June 16, 2019

Publication Information

Publication Date: 2016

ISBN 13: 978-0-8425-2866-5

Edition: 2

Page Count: 152

Size: 8.9 x 6.1

Binding: Paperback, ePub, HTML

Price: $15.95

Series: Proceedings of the Mormon Theology Seminar

Imprint: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Joseph M. Spencer

Joseph M. Spencer earned a PhD in philosophy at the University of New Mexico and has published extensively on Latter-day Saint scripture and theology in BYU Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Philosophy and Scripture, and the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies where he serves as associate editor. Spencer is co-editor of the book series Groundwork: Studies in Theory and Scripture. His other books include Reading Nephi Reading Isaiah and For Zion: A Mormon Theology of Hope.

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Jenny Webb

Jenny Webb lives in Huntsville, Alabama, with her husband, Nick, and children. She has an MA in comparative literature from Brigham Young University and works as an editor and production manager for several academic journals. Her work on scripture has appeared in the volumes Perspectives on Mormon Theology: Scriptural Theology and An Experiment on the Word: Reading Alma 32. She is co-editor of Reading Nephi Reading Isaiah: 2 Nephi 26–27. She has served as president of Mormon Scholars in the Humanities and on the Mormon Theology Seminar Executive Board.

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