The guest blogging exploits of Jacob B begin now

By July 4, 2009

This summer the JI hopes to host a number of fascinating and informative guest bloggers; our first is Jacob Baker, who blogs normally here and who also eats a mean calzone.

Jacob is a PhD student in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University. He has published essays on Mormon theology, philosophy, and history in Dialogue and Element: The Journal for the Society of Mormon Philosophy and Theology and is currently working as editor of a collection of essays by Mormon and non-Mormon scholars on Mormon philosophy and theology (somehow he’ll need to learn write and care about non-Mormon topics if he is ever to get a job). Though ridiculously ignorant of history and historiographical methodology, he feels honored to be a former Bushman fellow (2007) and sit in wonderment and awe at the feet of Matt B., Stan T., and David G. (Richard Bushman and Terryl Givens were pretty good too). Most importantly, he he is married to the former Amanda Nielson and has 3 children.

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Comments

  1. Welcome, Welcome!

    Comment by Jared T — July 3, 2009 @ 3:10 pm

  2. Excellent. I’m looking forward to your contributions.

    Comment by Christopher — July 3, 2009 @ 5:12 pm

  3. Glad to have you; your eternal progression article in Dialogue was one of my favorites last year.

    Comment by Ben — July 3, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

  4. Thanks Ben. I thoroughly enjoyed your paper at the symposium yesterday. Any plans to publish it?

    Comment by Jacob B. — July 3, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

  5. Looking forward to your posts, Jacob! When you learn the secret of interest in non-Mormon-related topics, let me know. 🙂

    Comment by Elizabeth — July 3, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

  6. Elizabeth: When you learn the secret of interest in non-Mormon-related topics, let me know.

    It’s so true, is it not? My studies in philosophy and theology are almost always most interesting as I try to relate them to Mormon thought. It’s so hopeless…

    Comment by Jacob B. — July 3, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

  7. Thanks, Jacob. Besides the compilation of symposium papers (which you know how quick they are in being published…), an expanded paper on early Mormon embodiment may appear in Dialogue next year–that is, if I can get it up to Kristine’s lofty standards :).

    Comment by Ben — July 3, 2009 @ 7:22 pm

  8. I adore Jacob B!
    Didn’t know you were at Claremont. Looking forward to hearing more from you here at JI.

    Comment by Bored in Vernal — July 3, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

  9. Awesome. Look forward to your posts.

    Comment by David G. — July 4, 2009 @ 12:00 am

  10. Thanks for the cordial welcome, eveyone. I’m on vacation right now but hope to have something posted sometime next week.

    Comment by Jacob B. — July 4, 2009 @ 11:23 am

  11. Lord help us.

    Comment by Steve Evans — July 5, 2009 @ 1:34 am

  12. Hey, Jacob! Nice to see you here. Just don’t let these nefarious historians lure you away from the One True Field of Study. 😉

    Comment by Lynnette — July 7, 2009 @ 12:59 pm


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