This podcast, An Objective Approach to Adam-God Teachings, was originally recorded in July 2011, and has not been available for several years. We present it as part of our classic episode revival effort.
Additional articles on this topic:
Joseph Smith’s Teachings on Adam
Sacred Cow #11: Church Leaders Never Taught Adam Is God
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In this episode, MC interviews Drew Briney, author of the book, Understanding Adam-God Teachings. We have attempted to take an objective approach and simply address the teachings of Church leaders without any attempt to insert assumptions or our own conclusions regarding the teachings.
About the book: “For the first time, every known statement concerning Adam-God teachings has been compiled, documented, organized, and presented to the reader in a way that will withstand serious academic scrutiny.
“For the first time, Adam-God teachings have been presented in a sensitive reading environment that allows the reader to study the original Adam-God statements without the pressure of reading the author’s personal interpretations – the author’s thoughtful insights have been separated into analysis sections following the original sources.
“For the first time, the changes in Mormonism’s theological teachings surrounding the identity of Jehovah have been meticulously researched and documented.
“With scores of previously unpublished statements and a carefully organized presentation, Understanding Adam-God Teachings promises to be the definitive resource volume for readers who have previously only had limited access to the hundreds of statements surrounding this controversial topic. This assiduous treatment of this fallow field of theology will prove to be an enriching and insightful read for the believer and non-believer alike.”