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Bountiful Harvest

Essays in Honor of S. Kent Brown

Over the course of his forty-year career, S. Kent Brown, professor of religious studies, has taught and inspired thousands of students at Brigham Young University and has produced over one hundred publications and several films in the fields of early Christian, Near Eastern, and Mormon studies. Twenty-four scholars, including Leslie S. B. MacCoull, Robert Millett, and Jacob Neusner, have contributed articles to this volume in honor of Brown. Essay topics include archaeology, biblical studies, Coptic studies, early Christian studies, Islamic studies, Jewish studies, Mormon studies, and Quran studies. In addition to these pieces, the book includes a bibliography of works by Brown himself, a citation index, and a subject index. A wonderful testament to Brown’s legacy as a scholar and teacher, Bountiful Harvest provides a variety of perspectives on a broad range of subjects.

482 pages | 1 color plate, 5 figures | 6 x 9 | © 2011

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Table of Contents


1. "Faith Alone" in Romans 3:28 JST
      Kevin L. Barney
2. "Rest Assured, Martin Harris Will Be Here in Time"
      Susan Easton Black and Larry C. Porter
3. Seeing the Hand of God in All Things: A Different Approach to Evil and Suffering
      M. Gerald Bradford
4. "Living in Negligent Ease": Evidence for al-Ghazālī’s Crisis of Conscience in His Iqtiṣād fī al-i’tiqād
      D. Morgan Davis
5. Usage of the Title elohim in the Hebrew Bible and Early Latter-day Saint Literature
      Ryan Conrad Davis and Paul Y. Hoskisson
6. An Egyptian View of Abraham
      John Gee
7. South Arabian Pottery in Khor Mughsayl, Oman: An Early Settlement Connection
      William D. Glanzman
8. Cyrillona’s On Zacchaeus
      Carl Griffin
9. "If . . .And": A Hebrew Construction in the Book of Moses
      Kent P. Jackson
10. John Philoponus: Egyptian Exegete, Ecclesiastical Politician
      Leslie S. B. MacCoull
11. Reconciling the Irreconcilable: Joseph Smith and the Enigma of Mormonism
      Robert L. Millet
12. From History to Hermeneutics: The Talmud as a Historical Source
      Jacob Neusner
13. Joseph Smith’s Interpretation of the New Testament Parables of the Kingdom
      Monte S. Nyman
14. Exploratory Notes on the Futuwwa and Its Several Incarnations
      Daniel C. Peterson
15. Exploring the Biblical Phrase "God of the Spirits of All Flesh"
      Dana M. Pike
16. Alma the Younger’s Seminal Sermon at Zarahemla
      Robert A. Rees
17. "With Her Gauzy Veil before Her Face": The Veiling of Women in Antiquity
      Stephen D. Ricks and Shirley S. Ricks
18. Good Friday and the Copts: Glimpses into the Drama of This Holy Day
      Marian Robertson-Wilson
19. Two Crucified Men: Insights into the Death of Jesus of Nazareth
      Andrew C. Skinner
20. 4Q521 and What It Might Mean for Q 3–7
      Gaye Strathearn
21. How Rich Was Paul? . . .And Why It Matters
      John W. Welch

Works of S. Kent Brown
Citation Index
Subject Index

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