Friday, 30 June 2017

I am interviewed by Brett Stevens for Amerika.org

For some people this could serve as an introduction and overview of my ideas.

My thanks to Brett for providing stimulus and opportunity. 

http://www.amerika.org/politics/interview-with-bruce-charlton


3 comments:

  1. Mr Charlton, in the Amerika interview you mentioned that you had read Mormon theology in some depth. Can you recommend some titles, please.

    Cheers

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  2. What books on Mormon theology do you recommend?

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  3. Sorry for the delay Marc - The thing is, I spent about five years reading all sorts of thing, many hundreds of sources on Mormonism, before 'the penny dropped' and I really 'got' Mormon metaphysics.

    The most directly helpful may have been Sterling McMurrin's book on Mormon pholosophy and theology - but it was only on the second or third reading that I understood. Blake Ostler's work was also very helpful (essays available online and some YouTube talks). I had already understood before I read Terryl Givens - although maybe his God Who Weeps might be the best way into this subject. Of course, reading Mormon texts was helpful, although not the Book of Mormon - rather some selective aspects of The Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrine and Covenants. I read some Mormon blogs on these themes, and a lot of the educational material on the lds.org web pages (incuding the Missionary Manuals) - the the Encyclopedia of Mormonism (free online from Brigham Young University) was also very good.

    Or you could try this!

    http://theoreticalmormon.blogspot.co.uk/

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