May 14 • 36M

Meet the Early-day Saints Episode 8: Divine Nature, with Jason R. Combs

"Some scriptures proclaim God is one, and others say God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Early Christians did the best they could to come to an understanding and the way they did is quite beautiful."

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Appears in this episode

Jason R. Combs
Blair Hodges
Audio Explorations in Faith | Our first series, "Meet the Early-day Saints," is produced and hosted by Blair Hodges.
Episode details

Ancient Christians were faced with an incomprehensible puzzle: Jesus was human, and Jesus was divine. How was that possible? They put some of their best thought into solving that mystery. Dr. Jason R. Combs says for Latter-day Saints, there is value in learning how our ancient Christian ancestors talked about these questions—even when they differ from us. We discuss his chapter, “Divine Nature: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” from the book Ancient Christians: An Introduction for Latter-day Saints.


About the Guest

Jason R. Combs is assistant professor of ancient scripture at BYU. He earned his PhD in religious studies from UNC Chapel Hill, focusing on the history of early Christianity. 

About the Host

Blair Hodges earned a bachelor’s degree in communications (journalism) at the University of Utah and a master’s degree in religious studies at Georgetown University. He hosts Fireside with Blair Hodges and previously hosted the Maxwell Institute Podcast at Brigham Young University.

Cover art by Charlotte Condie