Beyond the Book of Genesis, the Quran, or the four gospels, Americans have produced their own books of scripture. From Native American to contemporary, this podcast explores them all.
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The Analyst and the Fool: Christian Van Dyke – Mormon Studies and the Ethics of Comparative Religion
On this episode of American Scripture’s “The Analyst and the Fool,” we interview Christian Van Dyke, a PhD student at Claremont Graduate University and his approach to Mormon Studies and Comparative Religion. Christian tells his background and journey to CGU’s Philosophy and Religious Thought program which has compelled him to be involved in Mormon Studies […]
The Analyst and the Fool: Brandon Wilson – Mormonism, Theurgy, and the Theurgic
On this episode of American Scripture’s “The Analyst and the Fool”, we interview Brandon Wilson, a PhD student at Claremont Graduate University and his approach to Mormon Studies. Brandon details a bit about his intellectual biography as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, getting introduced to the writings of Hugh […]
The Book of Onias
A look at the Book of Onias, a prophetic text written by Mormon fundamentalist Robert Crossfield, known by his followers as the prophet Onias. In this episode we analyze how Crossfield’s text transforms him from an ordinary man to a divinely ordained prophet. The text in question is a short one, but its literary style […]