Jim Faulconer on Mormon Philosophy | Closer to Truth

Synopsis

In Mormon theology, what is God? What does it mean that, as you write, “in some important sense, God is the same kind of being we are”? It seems that in Mormon theology. God is more knowable than in other traditions, more cataphatic than apophatic. Is this a fair assessment?

James Faulconer is a Latter-day Saint philosopher and senior research fellow at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. He specializes in contemporary European philosophy, particularly as it bears on religious experience. Previously, Dr. Faulconer served as chair of the Philosophy Department at Brigham Young University.

The Global Philosophy of Religion Project aims to make the philosophy of religion a truly global field by promoting the scholarly work of researchers from underrepresented regions and religious traditions. It is led by Professor Yujin Nagasawa and hosted by the University of Birmingham. This interview was conducted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn, host of Closer To Truth.

This project was made possible in part through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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1. Jim Faulconer

Jim Faulconer on Mormon Philosophy

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