While preparing for this interview with Adam Miller, whom Richard Bushman described as “the most original and provocative Latter-day Saint theologian practicing today,” I was delighted to have my paradigm yanked out from under me again and again to reveal a world much richer and more colorful than I had imagined. In covering his Rube Goldberg Machines, and Letters to a Young Mormon (forthcoming), we explore a range of topics like how to “care” for our bodies desires, the revelations of science, and the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, all in the context of something Adam Miller calls “grace” which is not what you think it is. Adam shows us a new way of seeing and living life using scripture and philosophy in a way that is surprisingly and profoundly useful.
Thanks to Adam Miller for being willing to give us this interview.
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, 2013). He is also the editor of An Experiment on the Word: Reading Alma 32 (Salt Press, 2011), he currently serves as the director of the Mormon Theology Seminar, and he contributes to the Times and Seasons blog.