Open Reading Of Genesis: Jacob Boehme’s Mysterium Magnum And Joseph Smith’s Books Of Moses, Abraham, And The Book Of Mormon Jacob Boehme and Joseph Smith each offered what they claimed were divinely inspired expansions on the creation story that point to the openness of God. In doing so, both rejected doctrines of predestination and creatio ex nihilo; created radically new interpretations of omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience; and gave strong affirmations of freedom. But are their versions “biblical”? What differences in our understanding of creation and the attributes of God flow from their insights?
James McLachlan, Ph.D., Presenter; Eugene Kovalenko, Ph.D., Respondent