Books and Printing and Mormons. Part 3.

When a typesetter/printer talks about space between lines in a book the classical term is leading (placing “leads” between lines). Expressed in points it will usually read larger than the font size. A 12/14 system means 12pt font, 14pt leading. In a book, the normal line length is called the measure. This may be expressed numerically. Like 10/1120. This indicates the book is typeset in a 10pt font, 11pt leading, 20 pica measure. A pica is 12 points (yeah, it’s not base ten folks). A pica is indicated by suffix pc, such as 33pc. 10pc = 120pt.
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Compatibilist Free Will

Sure. God sees the future, and you are able to choose.  Sure.

Sure. God sees the future, and you are able to choose. Sure.

Hint: It’s an illusion.

Books and Printing and Mormons. Part 2.

Type is a character you put on a page via a sort. A sort is a piece of lead you can use to put a type character on a page by inking it first and then pressing it onto the page. See part 1 for the meaning of page. “Type” gets used as a modifier in all sorts of ways (ok that was a bad one). Like, type setter, designer, cutter, or type foundry.
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Books and Printing and Mormons. Part 1.

I like books and I enjoy the physicality of a book. The cover, the pages and the various special properties that define these things. Just for fun, I’m going to educate the ignorant and open myself to criticism of the educated. So feel free to take your best shot.
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Joseph Smith Papers, Histories Vol. 2 Collectors Edition

Histories Vol. 2 collectors edition in leather is available in limited edition ($165.00) of 400 numbered copies.
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Interested parties contact Jeffrey Clark (jhclark at deseret book dot com).

God Knows Everything. —ish

We are behind in the ph/rs lesson sequence and today was our crack at the Lorenzo Snow manual, lesson 7. One man, a retired university professor, steered the discussion into evil and foreknowledge. The usual sorts of responses then showed up:
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Progress Note

You’ll be happy to know that chapter seven of the book pages out at 371 pages. The others are far more modest.

King Follett and Stuff.

So I promised something on King Follett. Because of BCC persecution, I put it over there.

Sunday was the 169th anniversary of the King Follett Address

169 years ago, yesterday, (it was a Sunday too) Joseph Smith delivered his sermon for King Follett’s family. 169 years ago today he made his announcement on the expansion of Zion. I’ll have something to post on KFD later. Just wanted to remind you all.

Jonathan Edwards Center Summer Courses

From the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale:

We are pleased to announce that the staff of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale offers the following summer courses at Yale Divinity School from June 17-21, 2013, D09 Jonathan Edwards on the History of Redemption: The Church throughout the Ages [] June 17-21 9:00-11:30am Course Description: This intensive course will consist of primary and secondary readings from and on Edwards’s unfinished opus, “A History of the Work of Redemption,” supplemented by selections from other writings in his corpus, focusing on his concept of sacred time, providence, revivalism, and the role and functions of the church, placed within the historical context of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Reformed religious culture. D12 The Heidelberg Catechism: An Ecumenical Foundation for Christian Teaching? [] June 17-21 1:30-4:00pm Course Description: 2013 is the 450-year commemoration of the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), a teaching manual of Christian instruction used in particular in the Reformed Protestant faith tradition. This course is part of the worldwide commemorative attention given to this document throughout 2013, for example, at Heidelberg University and through Refo500. The course will provide a historical introduction to Christian catechetical instruction, with particular emphasis on the Heidelberg Catechism. We will consider trajectories and transitional moments in the transfer of Christian thought, continuities and discontinuities, from the Early Church to the Medieval era and on to the Reformation period. The Heidelberg Catechism will be placed in context, contrasted and compared with catechisms of other Christian faith traditions, such as Lutheranism, Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism and Scottish-Presbyterianism. We will explore the structure and content of the Heidelberg Catechism as well as its use as an instructional manual and a preaching document.