We are excited to have two very promising young authors for an informal lunchtime signing. Joseph Spencer and Adam Miller will be here on Wednesday, July 2nd from 1:30 to 2:30. They will sign copies of their books, chat and answer questions. Light refreshments will be provided.
** if you can’t make it to the event, we can get copies signed/inscribed and either mail them or hold them at the store for pick-up
As Mormon Studies comes into its own as a field for academic inquiry, various disciplines are being mined for insights into Mormon thought and scripture. Miller and Spencer, both with philosophy backgrounds, take a look at what Mormon theology has to say to contemporary members.
“Adam Miller is the most original and provocative Latter-day Saint theologian practicing today.” — Richard Bushman, author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
“The value of Miller’s writings is in the modesty he both exhibits and projects onto the theological enterprise, even while showing its joyfully disruptive potential.” — Terryl Givens, author of By the Hand of Mormon
“Joseph Spencer is one of the most astute readers of sacred texts working in Mormon Studies. Blending theological savvy, historical grounding, and sensitive readings of scripture, he has produced an original and compelling case for consecration and the life of discipleship.” — Terryl Givens, author of Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought
“With For Zion, Joseph Spencer develops the Mormon tradition of Zion, writing in the style of Hugh Nibley—mixing Old Testament and New Testament studies with commentary on the Book of Mormon, the Joseph Smith revelations, and early Mormon history…For Zion proves that there can be such a thing as genuinely Mormon theology.” — Mark Ashurst-McGee, Joseph Smith Papers
Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas. Outside of his Mormon-related titles, he is the author of Badiou, Marion, and St. Paul: Immanent Grace and Speculative Grace: An Experiment with Bruno Latour in Object-Oriented Theology. In addition, he is the director of the Mormon Theology Seminar. He and his wife, Gwen, have three children.
Books by Adam Miller:
Letters to a Young Mormon. Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2014. 78pp. Paperback. $9.95
Rube Goldberg Machines: Essays in Mormon Theology. Greg Kofford Books, 2012. 132pp. Paperback. $18.95
An Experiment on the Word: Reading Alma 32 (editor). Salt Press, 2011. $16.99
Joseph M. Spencer is a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of New Mexico, where he studies contemporary French thought. He is the author of numerous essays on both philosophy and Mormon Studies. He is currently the associate director of the Mormon Theology Seminar and an associate editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. He and Karen, his wife, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with their five children.
Books by Joseph Spencer:
For Zion: A Mormon Theology of Hope. Greg Kofford Books, 2014. 176pp. Paperback. $19.95.
Reading Nephi Reading Isaiah: Reading 2 Nephi 26-27 (co-editor). Salt Press, 2012. 158pp. Paperback. $16.99
An Other Testament: On Typology. Salt Press, 2012. 193pp. Hardback. $23.99