The Deuteronomist De-Christianizing of the Old Testament KEVIN CHRISTENSEN, B.A., English, San Jose State University. In a 1980 Sunstone article, Melodie Moench Charles described “The Mormon Christianizing of the Old Testament,” citing several “distinguishing features of the Old Testament theology” that are “relatively consistent and are irreconcilable with Mormon commentary on the Old Testament.” Following the groundbreaking work of Margaret Barker, I challenge Charles’s conclusions, and argue that “what is recognizable in Old Testament temple theology is what we know as Christianity.” Isaiah As a Lens to the Other Books of the Old Testament RICHARD DELEWSKI, social worker, University of Utah. Much has been written on Isaiah’s content and literary style. Using this rich literary content, this paper explores what contributions and insights Isaiah brings to the other major books of the Old Testament. Using Isaiah’s structure and numerous literary tools, this paper compares the books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel to see what surprising depth can be gleaned below their surfaces.
Kevin Christensen, Richard Delewski, Brian H. Stuy