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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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066-Radical Evils and Pre-mortal Consent-The Plan of Atonement Theodicy (pt 3) - Vol 4

11/26/2018
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Topics Discussed: • Can Radical Evils Benefit the Victims as an Essential Feature of God’s Plan of Atonement? • Is It Justifiable to Permit Consent to Personality-Destroying Evils? • Are Radical Evils Essential to the Plan of Atonement? Refer to the outline here...specifically #9 for this episode: http://www.exploringmormonthought.com/2018/10/ep65-plan-of-atonement-theodicy-pt-2.html

Duration:01:49:26

The Idea of Pre-existence in the Development of Mormon Thought

11/17/2018
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Duration:00:54:10

King Follett Discourse Reading

11/11/2018
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My father has been out of town for two weeks and we ran out of buffer episodes so for this week I thought I would perform a reading of the King Follett Discourse. This discourse is very important to LDS Doctrine and is referred to a lot on this podcast so I thought it was relevant. http://mldb.byu.edu/follett.htm https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/site/accounts-of-the-king-follett-sermon

Duration:00:30:46

065-The Plan of Atonement Theodicy (pt 2) - Vol 4

10/28/2018
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Topics Discussed: • Plan of Atonement Theodicy Outline http://www.exploringmormonthought.com/2018/10/ep65-plan-of-atonement-theodicy-pt-2.html

Duration:00:57:14

064-The Plan of Atonement Theodicy (pt 1) - Vol 4

10/22/2018
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Topics Discussed: • The Nature of God's Providence • The Nature of Intelligences • The Ontological Status of Natural Laws • God's Power • God's Providential Knowledge • The Nature of the Challenge of Learning to Love

Duration:01:00:57

063-A Mormon Process Theodicy - Vol 4

10/14/2018
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Topics Discussed: • Precedents in Mormon Thought for a Process Theodicy • Basic Commitments of A Mormon Process Theodicy • Criticisms of Process Theodicy

Duration:01:16:13

062-God and the Natural Universe: Mormon Finitism and Transhumanism (Pt 1) - Vol 4

10/7/2018
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Topics Discussed: • God’s Relation to Natural Regularities in the Tradition. • Prospects of a Natural Law Theodicy in the Tradition of Ex Nihilo Creation. • Mormon Finitism/Transhumanism

Duration:01:05:29

061-What We Learn From The Problem of Evil (Pt 2) - Vol 4

9/29/2018
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Topics Discussed: • Gods Options and the Free Will Defense • The Less Evil Options Argument from Evil

Duration:00:39:42

060-What We Learn From The Problem of Evil (Pt 1) - Vol 4

9/23/2018
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Topics Discussed: • The Problem of Evil: The Argument • Human Cognitive Limitations • The Problem of Moral Quietude for Skeptical Theism • The Problem of Moral Quietude and Meticulous Providence • The No Minimum Evil Defense Show Notes: http://www.exploringmormonthought.com/2018/09/ep60-what-we-learn-from-problem-of-evil.html

Duration:00:55:18

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:00:53:50

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:01:18:37

053-The Godhead in Mormon Thought (pt 1) - Of God and Gods Ch 8

7/22/2018
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Topics Discussed: • Mormon Social Trinitarianism • The Logical Problem of the Trinity and Mormon Thought http://www.exploringmormonthought.com/2018/07/ep53-godhead-in-mormon-thought-pt-1-of.html

Duration:00:50:52

052 - Social Trinitarianism - Of God and Gods Ch 7

7/16/2018
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Topics Discussed: • Richard Swinburne’s Theory of Social Trinitarianism • Trinity Monotheism • Perichoretic Monotheism • Reveling in Mystery

Duration:00:46:30

051-The Latin Trinity, Logic, and Scripture - Of God and Gods Ch 6

7/2/2018
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Topics Discussed: • The Creedal Formulation and Its Problems • Latin Trinitarianism • Distinct Persons in the “Unique Identity” of God?

Duration:00:43:55

050-Monotheism and Divine Agency in John - Of God and Gods Ch 5

6/25/2018
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Topics Discussed: • The Logos in Philo and the Gospel of John • The Logos Made Flesh and the Manifestation of God’s Glory • Jesus as God’s Agent in the Writings of John • Divine Agency and Angelic Mediation in the Book of Revelation • Jesus’s Relation to the Father

Duration:00:58:53

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