Speaker: Richard Sherlock

BOOK PANEL: MORMONISM IN DIALOGUE WITH CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIES

BOOK PANEL: MORMONISM IN DIALOGUE WITH CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIES Mormonism in Dialogue with Contemporary Christian Theologies, edited by David L. Paulsen and Donald W. Musser (forthcoming, Mercer University Press) represents an important moment in the history and development of Mormon theology. It brings some of the most important voices in contemporary Christian theology including David …

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TEACHING MORMONISM IN THE CATHOLIC CLASSROOM

While the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been an important part of America’s religious and civic life, it is still frequently polemically labeled as a “cult,” distinct and separate from the Christian tradition. This presentation explores issues elicited by teaching about Mormonism as part of a course entitled “Modern Religious Movements” at …

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THE BEST IDEA IN MORMONISM

Thought experiment: Imagine Mormonism without any concern for the concept of being “the one and only true church,” without any worries about how this or that doctrine might “play” in the mission field or among those with whom the Church is forging coalitions to cooperate on moral issues. That imaginary position is the starting point …

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Politics of Zion

Politics of Zion Mormon scriptures contain several accounts of the perfectly just or righteous city. The City of Enoch and the Nephite civilization after the appearance of the Savior come readily to mind. My paper will analyze these Mormon accounts in the context of the ancients’ philosophic discussion of the just city, particularly in Plato. …

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A GENERIC SPIRITUAL CREATION

A GENERIC SPIRITUAL CREATION A generic spiritual creation provides a solution to the conflict between predestination and free agency, yet it preserves the individual as the distinct entity that coexisted with God in the pre-mortal life. A generic spirit is not intended for any specific organism, but it can be placed in any one of …

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