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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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059-The Scriptural Basis for the Doctrine of Deification - Of God and Gods Ch 12

9/16/2018
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Topics Discussed: • Partaking of the Divine Nature: 2 Peter 1:4 • Ye Are Gods: Psalm 82/John 10:34–36 • Divine Sons Who Are like Christ: 1 John 3:1–3 • One Just as Father and Son Are One: John 17 http://www.exploringmormonthought.com/2018/09/ep59-scriptural-basis-for-doctrine-of.html

Duration:00:53:32

058-We Shall Be as He Is: The Mormon Doctrine of Deification (pt 2) - Of God and Gods Ch 11

9/9/2018
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Topics Discussed: Arguments That Essential Divine Properties Cannot Be Shared with Humans - Can a Fulness of Divine Power Be Shared? - Can Divine Sovereignty Be Shared By Humans? - Are Deified Humans Worthy of Divine Worship?

Duration:01:08:17

057-We Shall Be as He Is: The Mormon Doctrine of Deification (Pt 1) - Of God and Gods Ch 11

9/3/2018
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Show Notes: http://www.exploringmormonthought.com/2018/09/ep57-we-shall-be-as-he-is-mormon.html

Duration:01:15:42

056-Logical Problems of Deification - Of God and Gods Ch 10

8/27/2018
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Topics Discussed: • What Is the Divine Nature in Which We Share? • The Logic of Deification: The Exchange Formula • Deification and Justification by Faith Alone • Failure of the Distinction between Communicable and Incommunicable Properties • Monotheism, Simplicity, and Deification Show Notes: http://www.exploringmormonthought.com/2018/08/topics-discussed-is-divine-nature-in.html

Duration:00:33:15

055-Challenges to Mormon Social Trinitarianism - Of God and Gods Ch 9

8/5/2018
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Topics Discussed: • The Problem of the Godhead and Monotheism • Divine Embodiment and Monotheism • The Problem of Diminished Divinity • The Competing Omnipotents Problem • The Problem of Divine Deception

Duration:01:11:36

054-The Godhead in Mormon Thought (pt 2) - Of God and Gods Ch 8

7/30/2018
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Topics Discussed: • The Divine Kind • Indwelling Love • The Ontological Nature of Personal Existence • The Scriptural Argument for Yahweh’s Kind Uniqueness http://www.exploringmormonthought.com/2018/07/ep54-godhead-in-mormon-thought-pt-2-of.html

Duration:00:45:02

049-The Relation of the Father & the Son in the New Testament - Of God and Gods Ch 4

6/18/2018
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Topics Discussed: • Acts 2:30–36: Christ as Lord at God’s Right Hand • Acts 7:51–60: Christ as Lord and Son of Man • Philippians 2:1–15: Christ Exalted as Lord by God • 1 Corinthians 15:24–28: Christ as God’s Vizier and General • 1 Corinthians 8:4–6: One God and One Lord • Christ as God’s Agent in Creation

Duration:01:00:37

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

5/27/2018
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Topics Discussed: • The Hierarchy of Holiness in the Heavenly Temple • Strict Monotheism in Second Temple Judaism: An Assessment of the Argument

Duration:00:47:21

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 http://www.exploringmormonthought.com/2018/04/topics-discussed-creation-by.html

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 Show Notes: http://www.exploringmormonthought.com/2018/03/ep43-operations-of-grace-free-will-pt-2.html

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 7

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