Speaker: Glenn Cornett

SIN, SKIN, AND SEED: MISTAKES OF MEN IN THE BOOK OF MORMON

This presentation critically examines the use of folk biology to naturalize the power and authority of white men in Mormon scripture. It identifies challenges facing Latter-day Saint communities in light of recent advances from the biological sciences. Is the Book of Mormon’s assumption that skin color reflects sinfulness consistent with biogenetic understandings of human physical …

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