SMPT Conference at BYU: Alma 32

Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 7.51.50 PMI’ll be speaking tomorrow morning on BYU campus, as part of the conference of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology. The full schedule is here.

My title is “Faith and Perfect Knowledge: Parsing Alma and the Hebrew Lexicon.” I look at an Israelite conception of “faith” which has strong overtones of certainty as a background of Alma 32. Does Alma share this conception, that faith borders on certainty? If not, what does Alma mean by “faith” and what is its relationship to “perfect knowledge”?

I wrote an early post with a paraphrase of Alma 32 and some notes on it here at Times&Seasons.

I’ll put up the post on Acts 21-28 tomorrow afternoon.

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