An Interview with Adam Miller, “Rube Goldberg Machines: Essays in Mormon Theology” (Episode 04)

Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas. He received his MA and PhD in Philosophy from Villanova University. He is the author of Badiou, Marion, and St Paul: Immanent Grace (Continuum, 2008), Rube Goldberg Machines: Essays in Mormon Theology (Kofford, 2012), and Speculative Grace: Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology (Fordham University Press, forthcoming). He is also the editor of An Experiment on the Word (Salt Press, 2011) and he currently serves as the director of the Mormon Theology Seminar. He contributes to both the Church and Postmodern Culture and Times and Seasons blogs.

In this episode, Kirk and Adam talk about what it means to be a Mormon theologian, having a testimony, the nature of eternal and traditional marriage, and grace. Richard Bushman calls Adam Miller, "the most original and provocative Latter-day Saint theologian practicing today." After reading and speaking with Miller it is hard to disagree with Bushman. However, even if he is wrong, Bushman cannot be far off in his assessment.

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