039: Deeper Introduction to the Doctrine & Covenants, Text & Context 001

We are pleased to launch the companion podcast to Engaging Gospel Doctrine, Text & Context. Since the Doctrine & Covenants curriculum is topical and selective (students are only assigned to read about 30% of the D&C, and over 50 sections are skipped entirely. A full 25% of assigned readings come from D&C 20 and 76!). Given all this, we have decided to supplement the EGD podcast with Text & Context, which will explore the entire Doctrine & Covenants in greater detail, both textual and historical.

In this inaugural episode, Laura discusses the vision and purpose of the podcast, and then Brian provides an overview of the history of the Doctrine & Covenants. John Hamer and Brian survey the 1876 revisions by Orson Pratt, and finally they discuss the usage of the D&C among various Latter-day Saint Churches including differences among versions. The conversation concludes by addressing the recent updates to the LDS canon. We hope you enjoy listening! The plan is to launch a new episode about once a week.

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Many thanks to Devin Roth for the beautiful bumper music. Check out his arrangement of hymns and other work at DevinRothMusic!

Thanks to James Estrada of Oak Street Audio for his excellent work post production.

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  1. John Hamer in Mormon Podcasts « Saints Herald - September 30, 2013

    […] Excavating Scripture Episode 39: “Deeper Introduction to the Doctrine & Covenants, Text an…. March 19, 2013.  Hosts Laura and Brian discuss the history of the early D&C along with the LDS, Community of Christ, and other variants with John Hamer. […]

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