Thank you, BHodges

By February 14, 2008

The Juvenile Instructor would like to thank BHodges for his contributions as a guest blogger the last week and a half.  His insights into the Journal of Discourses produced some great discussion, and we encourage everyone interested to keep up with his exploration of the JD over at his blog, Life on Gold Plates.  Please leave a comment helping us thank him for his contributions.  Thanks again, BHodges.

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Comments

  1. Interesting stuff BHodges. I look forward to more on the JD. I even got out my electronic copy after one discussion to have a closer look at some of the stuff so that is a positive for me.

    Comment by Jon W — February 14, 2008 @ 4:07 pm

  2. Thanks for your posts BH, they were very nicely done and thought-provoking. I will certainly be visiting your blog often.

    Comment by SC Taysom — February 14, 2008 @ 4:17 pm

  3. BH, good stuff. Thanks for sharing. I’ve meant to ask before now: at the SLC MHA plenary session on the Utah War there was a bit of a discussion over Ron Walker’s paper and the idea that research on the Reformation sermons tends to focus upon the bombastic and leave out the exhortations to forgive, to be peaceful, etc. Have you looked closely at the Reformation era sermons with an eye tuned to those issues? I’d be interested in what you find and your overall assessment of it.

    Comment by Paul Reeve — February 14, 2008 @ 4:25 pm

  4. Paul: I have just arrived at that spot in my reading. I am currently on volume 4, which is where the more flamboyant discourses begin, and have noticed that much of the tub thumping was combined with encouragement and general exhortations to be happy. It is a strange period, and I will make sure to focus in to see the different trends.

    Comment by BHodges — February 14, 2008 @ 5:18 pm

  5. BH – thanks so much for your guest blogging. your posts have been enriching and well thought out. what a courageous endeavor you’ve undertaken reading and journaling highlights of the JD. i’m sure it has opened eyes for many to the positive discourses that we don’t hear enough of.

    i’ve bookmarked your site. thanks again!!

    Comment by ingrid — February 14, 2008 @ 6:09 pm

  6. Ditto to what everyone has said, Blair. Thanks for sharing some of your insights with us.

    Comment by David G. — February 15, 2008 @ 2:47 am


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