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Each year, religion professors at Brigham Young University (BYU) produce hundreds of publications on subjects related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This podcast brings this research into one place to enlighten the everyday seeker of truth. Interviewing the author, we discuss why the study was done, why it matters, and why the professor chooses to be both a scholar, and a disciple. This is Y Religion.

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Each year, religion professors at Brigham Young University (BYU) produce hundreds of publications on subjects related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This podcast brings this research into one place to enlighten the everyday seeker of truth. Interviewing the author, we discuss why the study was done, why it matters, and why the professor chooses to be both a scholar, and a disciple. This is Y Religion.

    Episode 4: Remembering the First Vision (Steven Harper)

    Episode 4: Remembering the First Vision (Steven Harper)

    Joseph Smith’s First Vision is often the first story we tell in the narrative of the Restoration. But that was not always the case. It took about 50 years for the First Vision to become solidified as a foundational story of the Church. In this episode, BYU professor Steven Harper discusses his landmark research publication about how the First Vision was remembered and interpreted by Joseph Smith, and why thoughtfully doing the same today is essential for Latter-day Saints.

    • 39 min
    Episode 3: Dreams as Revelation (Craig Manscill)

    Episode 3: Dreams as Revelation (Craig Manscill)

    It’s not uncommon to have vivid dreams. Sometimes we may even feel like our dreams have a divine message. How do we differentiate when our dreams are random, and when they are revelatory? In this episode, Dr. Craig Manscill discusses examples and principles of dreams as revelation, and why he and his co-authors researched this important religious subject.

    • 30 min
    Episode 2: Women and Priesthood (Barbara Morgan Gardner)

    Episode 2: Women and Priesthood (Barbara Morgan Gardner)

    Questions about Latter-day Saint women and priesthood have been swirling for years. In this episode, Dr. Barbara Morgan Gardner shares her research that provides insights into why Latter-day Saint women have priesthood, and why understanding differences between ecclesiastical, familial, and covenantal priesthood can help us grasp the divine power and authority available to us all.

    • 36 min
    Episode 1: The Atoning Crucifixion (John Hilton III)

    Episode 1: The Atoning Crucifixion (John Hilton III)

    It’s not uncommon for Latter-day Saints to say that Christ atoned in the Garden of Gethsemane, but not on the cross.  In this episode, Dr. John Hilton III explores why this typical answer doesn’t align with LDS scriptural teachings on the crucifixion, why it should, and why the cross can be a symbol of a living, and a loving Savior.  

    • 32 min

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