Producing Mormon Scripture (feat. Mark Ashurst-McGee & Michael Hubbard MacKay):
Season 2, Episode 1
December 29, 2020
Hosted by Stephen Betts.
Today on Scholars & Saints, I’m chatting with Professor Michael MacKay of Brigham Young University and Dr. Mark Ashurst-McGee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Joseph Smith Papers Project about Joseph Smith and what he termed “translations” of ancient documents. In this episode we review essays by Ann Taves, Michael MacKay, Jared Hickman, Samuel Morris Brown, Mark Ashurst-McGee and others, which bring new methods, including the methods of religious studies to bear on the question of what it meant for Joseph Smith to “translate” and how his translations contributed to the development of Mormon Christianity.