Recently I presented a paper at the EMSA conference. Time constraints, and also a sense of their devotional rather than scholarly nature, required that I remove some of the comments I wanted to make. As such I have tried to describe them below.
At the conclusion of his recent book, Douglas Davies offers the reader a ‘glance’ at the sacrificial spirituality of Mormonism by connecting specific themes in Joseph Smith’s theology with Richard Hutch’s view of saintliness and the ‘ongoing human sacrifice’ from which it is formed. [Read more...]