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Exploring Mormon Thought is a weekly podcast that features discussions about Mormon Doctrine and Theology that correlate with topics in the books series of the same name written by scholar and theologian Blake Ostler.

Exploring Mormon Thought is a weekly podcast that features discussions about Mormon Doctrine and Theology that correlate with topics in the books series of the same name written by scholar and theologian Blake Ostler.
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Exploring Mormon Thought is a weekly podcast that features discussions about Mormon Doctrine and Theology that correlate with topics in the books series of the same name written by scholar and theologian Blake Ostler.

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English


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047-Monotheism & the Hierarchy of Divine Beings in 2nd Temple Judaism (Pt 1)-Of God and Gods Ch 3

5/14/2018
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Topics Discussed: • Jewish Views of the Hierarchy of Divine Beings • The Council of Gods in the Dead Sea Scrolls • Divine Beings in Second Temple Judaism

Duration:00:53:20

046-Monotheism and the Council of God(s) - Of God and Gods Ch 2

5/7/2018
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Topics Discussed: • Of God(s) in Israel • Elyon and Yahweh in Deuteronomy • God(s) Prior to the Creation of the Heavens and Earth • Psalm 82 and the Council of God(s) • The Denial of Comparability to Other Gods • Creational Monotheism and God(s) Mark Heiser's "God's of the Bible:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cS50l31lyI

Duration:00:48:10

045-The Distinctive Facets of the Mormon Concept of God and The Gods - Of God and Gods Ch 1

4/30/2018
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Topics Discussed: • Creation by Organization of Matter • The Council of Gods • The Supreme or Head God • One God Among the Gods Appointed as Ours • Premortal Humans in the Council of the Gods • Elohim and Jehovah in Mormon Thought

Duration:01:25:15

044-God The Eternal Father- The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 12

4/2/2018
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Topics Discussed: • The Scriptural Argument • The King Follett Discourse • The Sermon in the Grove • Why Would a Divine Person Become Mortal? Links: King Follett Discourse: http://www.boap.org/LDS/Parallel/1844/7Apr44-copy.html Sermon in the Grove: http://www.boap.org/LDS/Parallel/1844/16Jun44.html New Cool Thang: Did God "Come to be God' or not? http://www.newcoolthang.com/index.php/2006/05/did-god-come-to-be-god/251/ New Cool Thang: Yes, God the Father has a Father...

Duration:02:03:42

043-The Operations of Grace & Free Will (Pt 2)- The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 11

3/19/2018
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Topics Discussed: • The Incompatibility of Free Will and Creatio Ex Nihilo • The First Argument: The Incompatibility of Divine Sustenance and Free Will • The Second Argument: The Impossibility of God’s Actualizing Agents with Free Will

Duration:00:40:28

042-The Operations of Grace & Free Will (Pt 1)- The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 11

3/11/2018
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Topics Discussed: • Grace and Free Will in Interpersonal Relations • Free Will and Irresistible Grace • Concurring Grace

Duration:00:55:44

041-The Problem of Grace - The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 10

3/4/2018
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Topics Discussed: • The Problem of Imputed Righteousness • The Problem of Infused Righteousness • The Problem of Predestination • Does God Owe Obligations? • Universal Love and Obligations

Duration:00:49:54

040-Self-Deception & Justification By Faith - The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 9

2/25/2018
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Topics Discussed: • The New Perspective on Paul • James as a Critique of Self-Deceived Paulinism • Mormonism and the New Perspective on Paul

Duration:00:55:51

039-Honor, Shame, and the Righteousness of God - The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 8

2/12/2018
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We talk about the New Perspective on Paul and what his culture was like to help put his ideas on grace back into context. Topics Discussed: • Moral Obligation and Honor and Shame • Paul’s Doctrine of Justification as God’s Honoring Covenant

Duration:00:49:32

038-Atonement In Mormon Thought (Part 2)

2/3/2018
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Part 2 of my reading of my father's paper 'Atonement In Mormon Thought' http://blakeostler.com/docs/AtonementInMormonThought.pdf • Green’s Critique of the Compassion Theory. Green's paper: http://libojs2.uncg.edu/index.php/element/article/view/32/36

Duration:00:34:15

037-Atonement In Mormon Thought (Part 1)

1/29/2018
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Part 1 of my reading of my father's paper 'Atonement In Mormon Thought' http://blakeostler.com/docs/AtonementInMormonThought.pdf • Desiderata for a Theory of Atonement • Mormon Theories of Atonement • A Brief Summary of the Compassion Theory of Atonement

Duration:00:56:33

036-The Compassion Theory of Atonement (Part 2) - The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 6

1/22/2018
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We examine different theories of atonement and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each. We concentrate on the Penal Substitution theory as that is closest to what most Mormons have been taught. We go over five problems with that theory that make it untenable. Topics Discussed: • Theories of Atonement • The Ransom Theory • The Satisfaction Theory • The Moral Influence Theory • The Governmental Theory • The Penal Substitution Theory • 5 objections to the Penal Substitution Theory

Duration:00:57:44

035 -The Compassion Theory of Atonement - The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 6

1/15/2018
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We discuss my fathers Atonement Theory "The Compassion Theory of Atonement" and what its basic tenants are. Topics: • God’s Compassion in Atonement • Reconciling Humans to God • Reconciling God to Humans • Christ’s Suffering as a Result of Our Sins

Duration:01:04:12

034-Soteriology in LDS Thought (Pt 3)- The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 5

1/8/2018
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Part three of Ch 5. We discuss: • Prevenient Grace in LDS Scripture • The Grace of Life and Light • Ritual Expression of Atonement • Transferring the Pain of our Sins to Christ

Duration:00:49:27

033-Soteriology in LDS Thought (Pt 2)- The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 5

12/29/2017
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Part 2 of Chapter 5. We cover: • Atonement, Justice, and Mercy • Infinite Atonement

Duration:00:55:27

032-Soteriology in LDS Thought (Pt 1)- The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 5

12/12/2017
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Topics Discussed: • The Vision • Faith unto Repentance • Atonement

Duration:00:40:19

Grace vs Works short

12/3/2017
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My father's voice is shot due to a cold so I wanted to share a talk I prepared a while back about Grace and Works in LDS thought. This talk is based closely on talks by Elder Uchtdorf and Brad Wilcox

Duration:00:13:37

031-Sin and the Uncircumcised Heart (Pt 2)- The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 5

11/20/2017
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Topics Discussed: • Ego Maintenance, Self-Deception, and Authenticity • The Bondage of Sin and Agency

Duration:01:09:24

030-Sin and the Uncircumcised Heart (Pt 1)- The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 5

11/13/2017
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Topics Discussed: • LDS Light on Original Sin • Epistemological Assumptions of Moral Obligation

Duration:00:48:00

029-The Implausibility of Original Sin - The Problems of Theism & The Love of God Ch 4

11/6/2017
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Topics Discussed: • The Traditional Paradigms of Original Sin • Can We Be Guilty For the Acts of Another?

Duration:01:03:29

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