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Other than a Book of Mormon series, has the Maxwell Institute produced anything? I was expecting a new journal, new articles, new something. But for years it seems to have become much ado about nothing. Does it have any relevance anymore? 

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10 hours ago, Freedom said:

Other than a Book of Mormon series, has the Maxwell Institute produced anything? I was expecting a new journal, new articles, new something. But for years it seems to have become much ado about nothing. Does it have any relevance anymore? 

There are a few current publications outside the series listed here:

https://mi.byu.edu/publications/

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There is also the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, which just published a very excellent issue.

Also, if you haven't picked up the MI's BofM Study Edition, you should before they are sold out. Not sure how many copies are left in the inventory, but the Church recently banned any Church entities from publishing scripture commentaries or alternate versions of scripture. 

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7 hours ago, the narrator said:

Also, if you haven't picked up the MI's BofM Study Edition, you should before they are sold out. Not sure how many copies are left in the inventory, but the Church recently banned any Church entities from publishing scripture commentaries or alternate versions of scripture. 

This is the first I have heard of this. Would this impact a book like Thomas Wayment's The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints?

 

Was there an official announcement on this?

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5 hours ago, morgan.deane said:

 At the same time the book doesn't do anything for me so it's probably going to gather dust on my book shelve until my next run to DI.   

Or save for the yearly FAIR book auction. :) 

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9 hours ago, morgan.deane said:

So they missed out on what could have been the most useful and interesting book in the series, so a Heidegger specialist could Heideg. 

Are you saying they hied to Heidegger? Or that they wanted to hide Heidegger? Or that Heidegger had something to hide, so they hied to Kolob? If that’s true, it really chaps my hide. 

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18 hours ago, CA Steve said:

This is the first I have heard of this. Would this impact a book like Thomas Wayment's The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints?

 

Was there an official announcement on this?

Yes, it does include Thom's book (whom I learned about this from). It includes any commentary that includes the text of scripture or any alternate versions of scripture that do not use the Church's official text and formatting. I haven't seen any official announcements on it.

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3 hours ago, the narrator said:

Yes, it does include Thom's book (whom I learned about this from). It includes any commentary that includes the text of scripture or any alternate versions of scripture that do not use the Church's official text and formatting. I haven't seen any official announcements on 

Any reason given?  

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1 hour ago, Calm said:

Any reason given?  

The stated reason is so that members do not feel obligated to pay to learn more about the scriptures--though given the deepening retrenchment the Church seems to be undergoing (along what Armand Maus argues), I would wager that another significant reason is to limit interpreters of scripture in Church-entity-produced books to general authorities.

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22 hours ago, the narrator said:

The stated reason is so that members do not feel obligated to pay to learn more about the scriptures--though given the deepening retrenchment the Church seems to be undergoing (along what Armand Maus argues), I would wager that another significant reason is to limit interpreters of scripture in Church-entity-produced books to general authorities.

Interesting.  I wonder how that would impact those, like Dr Wayment, who speak in Church sponsered events (like firesides) and locations (wardhouses) about those same books? Are they also going to be prohibited from that? Seems a lot like censorship.

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On 8/23/2021 at 4:16 PM, Calm said:

There were others at the bottom. 

when the change was made, we were promised all sourts of scholarship from members and non members. What we have is one Journal edition and a few books. Not the promised monthly supply of scholarship accessible to the members. We do not need another book publisher of a few random books, this just makes them redundant. 

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