Blake Ostler to be presenting in California this weekend

October 12, 2009    By: Kent (MC) @ 8:37 am   Category: Uncategorized

Blake Ostler will be presenting on “The History of the Trinity: Mormonism Engages the Christian Creedal Tradition” twice this weekend, down in Southern California. Unfortunately, The Miller-Eccles Study Group didn’t have their website updated (as of this post) to announce this event which they are hosting, but I wanted to get the word out.

Orange County
Friday, October 16, 2009
Time: 7:30 PM

Home of Morris and Dawn Thurston
9752 Crestview Cir., Villa Park, CA 92861

Los Angeles County
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Time: 7:30 PM

Home of Russ & Christie Frandsen
4357 Chevy Chase Dr., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-5491;


  1. Also:

    The Claremont Mormon Studies Students Association
    and the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies
    are pleased to invite you to

    A Conversation with Blake Ostler

    Blake Ostler, a Salt Lake City attorney specializing in education and intellectual property law, is the author of the three-volume series Exploring Mormon Thought: The Attributes of God; The Problems of Theism and the Love of God; and Of God and Gods. The fourth volume, Fire on the Horizon, is scheduled for publication in 2010. These books have been called “the most important works on Mormon theology ever written.” He has also written distinguished studies in Mormon intellectual history and on the Book of Mormon.

    2:00 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2009
    Stauffer 106, 917 N. Dartmouth Avenue
    Claremont Graduate University

    Open to Claremont students and faculty and the general public

    Comment by Hal — October 12, 2009 @ 9:41 am

  2. Best of luck, Blake. I am sure you will do awesome, as usual . . .:)

    Your #1 Irish fan :)

    Comment by Robert Boylan — October 12, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

  3. Sigh. Wrong California.

    Signed, another Blake Ostler fan.

    Comment by Johnna in Palo Alto — October 12, 2009 @ 5:00 pm

  4. Hal, it would be great if the Claremont students’ site were updated, but I’ll add it to and link it here anyway.

    Comment by Kent (MC) — October 12, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

  5. Hopefully a recording will be available?

    Perhaps this is a good post to ask where Blake’s books can be bought in Utah. My in-laws are coming to Australia (where I am) from Utah and I need volumes 2 and 3. It doesn’t look like Deseret Book carries them; not sure about Seagull. Volume 2 is around $150 and volume 3 $1000 on Amazon!!

    If anyone knows where they can be bought in Utah please let me know.



    Comment by Chris — October 12, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

  6. I purchased my copy of Volume 1 at Deseret Book, several years back…I was pleasantly surprised to see it there. I think that is where I first found out about it, actually.

    Comment by Mark D. — October 12, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

  7. Chris: you can probably find them at Benchmark, which is something like 3200 south main street, slc.

    Comment by Ben — October 13, 2009 @ 3:28 am

  8. I bought mine directly from Kofford books. I have seen them at Seagull.

    Comment by Kent (MC) — October 13, 2009 @ 7:51 am

  9. I got my copy of vol. 3 from They ship from Orem, Utah, so I am sure if they still have copies, you would get them ASAP.

    Comment by Robert Boylan — October 13, 2009 @ 8:40 am

  10. Chris,

    Deseret Book does carry them, the trick is them having volume 2, because it generally sells quickly leaving some lonely volumes 1 and 3.

    I was at Benchmark friday and they had volumes 1 and 3 there, but they are pretty good about helping you locate it from other stores.


    Blake you need to do some up here in Salt Lake/Bountiful/Farmington area

    Comment by Riley — October 13, 2009 @ 9:25 am

  11. FYI, Miller-Eccles did send out an email or two about Blake’s upcoming presentation, even if they didn’t update the website.


    Comment by Aaron Brown — October 13, 2009 @ 9:32 pm

  12. Thanks for the help with the books. Much appreciated!

    Comment by Chris — October 14, 2009 @ 5:41 am

  13. I am so glad that being from portugal I have got all of the 3 volumes. I wish I could be there but… its just so far away not in thought but in common distance

    Comment by Sérgio — October 14, 2009 @ 11:19 pm

  14. BTW the dialog in all of meetings went well. I was delighted to finally meet Jacob B. and many others at Claremont and I thought the discussion with the students and others in attendance was superb mostly because of the excellent questions that were asked.

    I really enjoyed meeting with the Miller-Eccles Group. My thanks especially to the Thurstons and Frandsens for the their kindness in hosting the events. I really enjoyed meeting all of those who attended. The discussions s went long pas the time they were originally scheduled because of excellent discussion and questions.

    Comment by Blake — October 19, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

  15. did you do any recording if the events?

    Comment by Sérgio — October 25, 2009 @ 8:35 am