NEW BOOK: Discoveries in Chiasmus – A Pattern in All Things [Paperback, Second Edition]
Compiled and edited by Yvonne Bent and Scott L. Vanatter — with chapters authored by Denver Snuffer, Greg Carlston, Scott L. Vanatter & Jared R. Demke, Mark A. Shields, Lenet Read, Kathryn Paulsen, Val Brinkerhoff, and Yvonne Bent.
Sacred literature demands the reader carefully engage not only the text itself but great and eternal principles. One simple method of active reading is to utilize the ‘look for’ method.
After many years of such engagement, Jared Demke began to notice specific repeated themes, usually in a certain order. He […]
Jared and I last actively updated our original website late in 2001. Between 2002 and 2006 we would alternatively ponder then discuss how we would improve our presentation of the Davidic pattern. When we began pulling together our thoughts in 1995, we envisioned writing a book on the twenty best examples of the pattern […]
The “courses of the heavens and the earth” roll in perfect balance, according to laws governed by the grand Creator, “giving light to each other in their times and seasons” (DC 88:4045). The kingdoms of the world in all their majesty down to the most basic elements constituting the material universe are equally arranged […]
< Jared’s final thoughts on the pattern. >
Any scriptural passage may be interpreted literally, allegorically, morally, or anagogically (mystically). Heretofore, we have interpreted the Davidic pattern according to the first three disciplines. Might we also suggest an anagogical reading that does not center in the historical past or historical future, but in the […]
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Examples of the Pattern
Old Testament, Psalm 8 — Thou Hast Made Him a Little Lower than the Angels Old Testament, The 23rd Psalm — The Lord is My Shepherd Old Testament, Psalm 82 — Ye are Gods New Testament, Matthew 5 — The Beatitudes New Testament, Matthew […]
Jared R. Demke, 49, died of a sudden heart attack in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 8, 2006.
# “Hallelujah, All the Time” Without the slightest exaggeration, I count it as one of my life’s great blessings that Jared Demke was my friend. To paraphrase […]