Kevin Christensen
on the scholarship of Margaret Barker

Revised 4 May 2011 

    From Meridian Magazine
Kevin Christensen advised me that David Larsen observes on his Heavenly Ascents blog that changes at Meridian have broken the links to these essays, and sent me some PDF files to upload to this site. The document titles might not match the titles listed below, which were used when Meridian first published them on the web, and Kevin has also made some editorial changes since then. — Webmaster
  PDF Plain and Precious Things Restored: Why Margaret Barker Matters
  PDF Plain and Precious Things Restored: Spiritual Blindness
  PDF Plain and Precious Things Restored: Margaret Barker and Josiah’s Reform
  PDF Plain and Precious Things Restored: Margaret Barker and Wisdom
  PDF Plain and Precious Things Restored: Margaret Barker and the Queen of Heaven
  PDF Plain and Precious Things Restored: Jesus and the Temple Tradition
  PDF Margaret Barker's Understanding of Jesus Christ
  PDF Margaret Barker on Christmas: The Original Story

    From FARMS
The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) is a division of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.
  HTML The Temple, the Monarchy, and Wisdom: Lehi's World and the Scholarship of Margaret Barker
 — Chapter 16 of Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem. Go to Maxwell Institute Books for more from this and several other FARMS online books.
  HTML Nephi, Wisdom, and the Deuteronomist Reform
  HTML Jacob’s Connections to First Temple Traditions
PDF HTML The Deuteronomist De-Christianizing of the Old Testament
 — Review of Melody Moench Charles, “The Mormon Christianizing of the Old Testament.”
PDF HTML A Response to Paul Owen's Comments on Margaret Barker
 — Review of Paul Owen, “Monotheism, Mormonism, and the New Testament Witness” in The New Mormon Challenge.

    Also from FARMS
  HTML The complete text of Paradigms Regained: A Survey of Margaret Barker’s Scholarship and Its Significance for Mormon Studies

    Other Latter-day Saint authors
Although not specifically addressing Barker’s scholarship, these articles from FARMS and FAIR (Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research) are relevant to a Latter-day Saint appreciation of symbols of feminine divinity from the first temple era.
  HTML Daniel C. Peterson, Nephi and his Asherah. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9/2 (Provo, UT: FARMS, 2000).
  PDF Kevin L. Barney, Do We Have a Mother in Heaven? (Mesa, Arizona: FAIR, 27 June 2001)
PDF HTML Alyson Skabelund Von Feldt, Does God Have a Wife? FARMS Review 19/1 (Provo, Utah: Maxwell Institute, 2007). Review of William G. Dever, Did God Have a Wife? Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2005).
  HTML Alyson Skabelund Von Feldt, His Secret is with the Righteous”: Instructional Wisdom in the Book of Mormon. Occasional Papers: Number 5 (Provo, Utah: Maxwell Institute, 2007).

    Dangerous Theology
Apocalyptic theology: the continuing revelation of God and the nearness of the Kingdom of God. Systematic theology: the doctrines of men. Sometimes we need to be reminded.
PDF HTML James E. Faulconer, Rethinking Theology: The Shadow of the Apocalyse FARMS Review: Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 175–99 (Provo, Utah: Maxwell Institute, 2007).


    Related “Thinly Veiled” pages
  Margaret Barker site directory Margaret Barker site directory
  Online Articles by Margaret Barker Online Articles by Margaret Barker
  Available books by Margaret Barker Available books by Margaret Barker
  Early Judeo-Christian writings Early Judeo-Christian writings


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