Intellectualism

Bushman's Testimony of Joseph Smith

It took more than a month, but I’m finally finished.  This is the conclusion of John Dehlin’s 5 part interview with Richard Bushman.  (I will post an index tomorrow of the interviews.) JD, “Well if I can ever help, I’m just one small little voice but I’d love to help to that end.  Well Brother […]

Stung by the Bees; Why it’s hard to help the Disaffected

Following up on John Dehlin’s feelings on how the Bushman interview has progressed so far, Bushman discusses why it’s hard to help the disaffected. Dehlin, “Now, about this episode, after four hours of interviews with me, it was clear that Dr. Bushman felt as though, in his words, I’d gotten the best out of him.  […]

Stung by the Bees; Why it’s hard to help the Disaffected

Following up on John Dehlin’s feelings on how the Bushman interview has progressed so far, Bushman discusses why it’s hard to help the disaffected. Dehlin, “Now, about this episode, after four hours of interviews with me, it was clear that Dr. Bushman felt as though, in his words, I’d gotten the best out of him. […]

John Dehlin’s Thoughts on Bushman and the Role of Church in Disaffection

I can’t believe Richard Bushman has dominated the month of June on my blog.  (I actually started this at the end of May.)  Anyway, I’m finally on to Part 5 of the Richard Bushman Interview.  At this point, John Dehlin takes a short break an explains that the interview will not cover all the topics […]

John Dehlin's Thoughts on Bushman and the Role of Church in Disaffection

I can’t believe Richard Bushman has dominated the month of June on my blog.  (I actually started this at the end of May.)  Anyway, I’m finally on to Part 5 of the Richard Bushman Interview.  At this point, John Dehlin takes a short break an explains that the interview will not cover all the topics […]

Examining Book of Mormon Witnesses

This post is a continuation from the previous post where Richard Bushman discussed skeptical theories on the composition of the Book of Mormon.  Now John Dehlin (JD) turns to ask about the reliability of the Book of Mormon witnesses.  The audio can be found on Part 4 of the Bushman interview at Mormon Stories. JD, […]

Skeptical Theories on Composition of the Book of Mormon

Continuing with Richard Bushman’s interview at Mormon Stories, in Part 4 John Dehlin (JD) asks Richard Bushman about various skeptical theories on how the Book of Mormon was composed, and Bushman addresses them.  What do you think of Bushman’s answers? JD, “There are theories that go around that Joseph Smith was the author of the […]

Bushman: “The Church Should Stay out of the History Business”

This is the conclusion of Part 1 of the Richard Bushman interview (there are 5 parts–about 5 hours total).  I’ve previously talked about Growing Up as Richard Bushman, and How he chose to become a Historian.  In this last section of Part 1, Bushman talks about the important, major biographies of Joseph Smith, his experience […]

Bushman: "The Church Should Stay out of the History Business"

This is the conclusion of Part 1 of the Richard Bushman interview (there are 5 parts–about 5 hours total).  I’ve previously talked about Growing Up as Richard Bushman, and How he chose to become a Historian.  In this last section of Part 1, Bushman talks about the important, major biographies of Joseph Smith, his experience […]

Why Bushman Became a Historian

This is a continuation of the previous post Growing up as Richard Bushman,  John Dehlin asks Richard Bushman why he became a historian. JD, “Well, let me ask you, how did you become a historian?” Bushman, “You know, I can hardly give an answer to that question.  I started at Harvard planning to do science.  […]

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