According to some Internet discussion groups I understand I’m here as the comic relief. I’ve rewritten this talk several times never quite settling on a subject and some of you may find evidence of that in the program. So when they asked me what I was going to talk on I said, “Book of Abraham, I presume.”
Today it is my honor to introduce these four women and participate in the discussion about how we can address and reconcile the tensions that exist among us in our conversations about Mormon women.
I titled my remarks “Disenchanted Mormonism.” This is a bit of wordplay. I am not a disenchanted Mormon; Nor am I disenchanted with Mormonism. But I am interested in thinking about a “disenchanted Mormonism” — that is, a way of living as an engaged Latter-day Saint even if one lacks a strong spiritual sensibility, as I do.
There have been three important findings in the critical text project of the Book of Mormon...Ultimately, these findings have led me to the conclusion that any serious study of the Book of Mormon requires the most accurate text possible.
With the completion of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley (19 volumes in all) and the celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Nibley’s birth this year, I felt it would be a good time for me to share some of the experiences I had while editing Nibley’s books.