BYU Studies Quarterly
Mormon studies, response, LDS scriptures, journey
I appreciate the opportunity to be here and to give a brief response to what Margaret Barker shared with us. I would like to talk about some of the ideas she explored and perhaps how we may apply them to our LDS scriptures to better understand what we are reading there. Barker touched on the idea of the ascent to heaven and the fact that we can find this ascent, this journey to the heavenly holy of holies, in the writing of Isaiah and other prophetic texts in the Bible. There is so much to consider as we look at these texts. We can imagine these prophets ascending into heaven and standing before the Lord and what these experiences would have entailed. Margaret Barker has greatly helped explore that world.
Larsen, David J.
"Response to Margaret Barker's "The Lord Is One","
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 56:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol56/iss1/7