05 June 2015

Freemasonry and the Origins of Modern Temple Ordinances

A new item is available for download under “Publications”:

Bradshaw, J.M. “Freemasonry and the Origins of Modern Temple Ordinances.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, vol. 15 (2015), pp. 159–237. MP3
The MP3 audio recording is available and a PDF will be available shortly.

15 May 2015

New publications coming soon!

A new article entitled “Freemasonry and the Origins of Modern Temple Ordinances” will be published in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture on June 5, 2015.
Two chapters were recently published in books on temple topics by The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books:
Bradshaw, J.M. "'Standing in the Holy Place': Ancient and Modern Reverberations of an Enigmatic New Testament Prophecy." In Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of the Expound Symposium, 14 May 2011, edited by Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson. Temple on Mount Zion Series 1, 71-142. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2014.
Bradshaw, J.M. "The Ark and the Tent: Temple Symbolism in the Story of Noah." In Temple Insights: Proceedings of the Interpreter Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference 'The Temple on Mount Zion,' 22 September 2012, edited by William J. Hamblin and David Rolph Seely. Temple on Mount Zion Series 2, 25-66. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2014.
Progress continues on the following upcoming books and articles:
Bailey, David, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, John S. Lewis, and Michael R. Stark. Science and Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth and Man. Science and Mormonism Series 1.Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, forthcoming.
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Temple Themes in the Symbols of the Priesthood. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, forthcoming.
Bradshaw, J.M. "What did Joseph Smith know about temple ordinances by 1836?" In Proceedings of the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Symposium. Salt Lake City: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2015, forthcoming.
Brown, Matthew B. and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. The Throne of God. American Fork and Orem, UT: Covenant Communications and The Interpreter Foundation, forthcoming.

Upcoming FairMormon Conference in Darmstadt, Germany

Jeff will be presenting on the topic of “Science and Genesis” at an upcoming FairMormon Conference in Germany.
When: June 4-5, 2015
Where: Darmstadt, Germany
Other speakers include:
Terryl and Fiona Givens on The Crucible of Doubt
Sharon Eubank on Women and the Church
Brian and Laura Hales on Polygamy
Scott Gordon on Masonry and the Temple
Matt Grow on the First Vision
Rene Krywalt (from Austria) on Mormon baptism vs. other Christian baptisms
John Gee on the Book of Abraham
Dan Peterson on Evidences of the Book of Mormon
Ulrich Ruckauer on Joseph Smith's prophecies concerning Germany
Brother Konietz on Joseph Smith and Polygamy in German Church Published Media
More information about the conference is available here: FAIR Konferenz 2015
Here are a couple of other events coming in the next few months:

Presentation and Panel Featuring Rick Potts, Director of the Smithsonian “Hall of Human Origins”

At a recent meeting on Science and Religion sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Rick Potts agreed to participate in an Interpreter-sponsored event in conjunction with the event in Cedar City they are sponsoring in October. More details soon.
When: October 2015
Where: Provo, Utah

Science and Mormonism 2: Body, Brain, Mind, and Spirit

This is the second in a series of Science and Mormonism symposia sponsored by The Interpreter Foundation. The all-day event will be keynoted by Guy Consolmagno, the Vatican astronomer and recent recipient of the Carl Sagan award. Other presenters confirmed to date include Camille Stilson Williams, James E. Faulconer, Jeff Bradshaw, John M. Butler, and Samuel M. Brown.
When: March 12, 2016
Where: Provo, Utah

11 October 2014

Temple on Mount Zion (TMZ II) Conference in two weeks!

As a reminder, on 25 October the second Temple on Mount Zion Conference will be held. Jeff will be giving a presentation entitled "What Did Joseph Smith Know about the LDS Endowment by 1836?" at 9:00am.

251 TNRB (Tanner Building)
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
This conference will be from 8:45am to 5:30pm, and is free and open to the public. For more information about the second Temple on Mount Zion Conference, go here.

19 August 2014

Temas del templo en el juramento y el convenio del sacerdocio

We're excited to announce that the Spanish edition of Temple Themes in the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood, titled Temas del templo en el juramento y el convenio del sacerdocio, is ready for publication!

Daniel Plata, a member of the Church from Buenos Aires, Argentina, kindly volunteered to do a Spanish translation of the book, and did a masterful job – correcting some errors in the English edition and even updating the citations to refer to Spanish equivalents of English publications when available. He stated his hope that: "With the blessing of Heaven this book will be a great inspiration for all Spanish readers." Eduardo Aragon and Ronald Ross assisted with reviews of some parts of the translation.

Daniel Plata

16 August 2014

Reminder: BYU Education Week is THIS week!

Don't forget to register for Education Week! Jeff will be giving an afternoon class from Tuesday through Friday:

"The Creation, the Fall, and the Lives of Adam and Eve"
Date: 19-22 August 2014, 12:30 PM-1:25 PM
Place: 206 Martin Building (MARB) (map)
Advance Registration Required
  • Tuesday: The Vision of Moses as a Heavenly Ascent
  • Wednesday: Creation and Eden as Models of Temple Architecture
  • Thursday: The Fall: God's Wisdom Prevails Over Satan's Deception
  • Friday: Adam, Eve, and the New and Everlasting Covenant
  • Feel free to contact Jeff if you have any questions/insights as to the material that will be (or, after you attend, has) been covered!

    17 July 2014

    Eborn Books Author Presentation

    One of Jeff's presentations has been bumped up to early August, so update your calendars:

    Eborn Books Author Presentation

    Title: "What Did Joseph Smith Know about the LDS Temple Endowment by 1836?"
    Date: 8 August 2014, 7:00 PM
    Place: 254 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (map)