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An Experiment on the Word: Reading Alma 32 Paperback – October 27, 2011

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  • Age Range: 1 - 17 years
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Salt Press LLC (October 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983963606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983963608
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,464,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas. He is the author of Badiou, Marion, and St Paul: Immanent Grace; Rube Goldberg Machines: Essays in Mormon Theology; Speculative Grace: Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology; and Letters to a Young Mormon. He also serves as director of the Mormon Theology Seminar. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kirk Caudle on February 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book is a collection of six papers presented at the first Mormon Theological Seminar (MTS). The Mormon Theological Seminar is a group of Mormon scholars who study scripture closely and charitably. This collection of essays does what other books in the field of Mormon studies are not most often not doing, reading "Mormon scripture theologically rather than historically, doctrinally, or devotionally" (1). The Mormon Theological Seminar proves that Mormons can congruently be faithful members of the Church and theologians. I see the agenda of the book being to challenge the reader to do exactly what Alma 32 challenges its reader to do, to experiment upon the word. Adam Miller, editor and founder of the MTS, added that "to experiment upon the word is to experience the word" (15). It is this invitation that I see as the agenda of the book. I read the book with this on my mind.

The audience most suited for this book is one who has at least an elementary understanding of The Book of Mormon. An understanding of popular Mormon doctrines, and ideas, is not required. However, a mind already familiar with the text under discussion will have an easier time following the various presentations and their subtle nuances. With that said, whether an individual has read through the text once, twice, or one-hundred times, that individual is sure to glean an additional understanding of The Book of Mormon and of faith in particular.

With the possible exception of James E. Faulconer, Chair of Religious Understanding at Brigham Young University, contributors to An Experiment on the Word are chiefly made up scholars unknown to the general membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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This is the type of book I had been looking for everyone. One that would expound upon the teachings of BOM in a critical analysis of the doctrine being taught within its pages and relate it to a modern understanding of the nature of faith and knowledge.
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