Speaker: Benjamin Huff

Mormonism and Its Two Ultimates

The assertion that there are two ultimates provides a basis for dialogue between two basic kinds of religious experience: the experience of the ultimate in a personal and impersonal form. I think this notion of two ultimates is a particularly fruitful one for theological interpretations of LDS doctrine, with its emphasis on freedom and persons. …

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The Wisdom of Death

The Wisdom of Death Latter-day Saint culture has sought to demystify death through metaphor and ritual. Death is often portrayed as a ‘gateway” to the next life, a necessary step in the plan of eternal progression. However, this approach overlooks many profound life lessons we might learn and experience through giving serious contemplation and consideration …

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Ethical Theory for the Believing Mormon

Ethical Theory for the Believing Mormon Philosophers over the millenniums have developed several schools of philosophical ethics–some involving God, some not. Because some have tried to develop ethical theories that do not depend on revelation, Bruce R. McConkie has called philosophy a religion whose followers are apostates. Now that you’ve been warned, come hear some …

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The Power of God

The Power of God It is often said that the God of the Latter-day Saints is finite. However, this is not very often conceded by Latter-day Saints themselves. Saying that God is finite seems to be a very good starting point to solving the problem of evil, on the one hand. But, on the other …

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