Tag: Mormonism

Book Review: “Moth and Rust Mormon Encounters with Death”

Title:  Moth and Rust: Mormon Encounters with Death,  Edited by: Stephen Carter, Published: Signature books, 2017, Pages: 257 Genre: Narrative Non (mostly!) Fiction ISBN: 978-1-56085-265-0 Price: 23.95 Reviewed By Andrew Hamilton at the Association for Mormon Letters and Approaching Justice, shared here by permission. When Devery Anderson at Signature Books contacted me and asked me if …

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Faith In Action

Moroni 7:33 And Christ hath said: If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me. Mormonism is a gospel of faith and works. Come hear how one informs the other as speakers share the events and concepts that animate their religious lives: a little soul …

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Four Views Of Joseph Smith Historians Debate The Prophet Puzzle

“The mystery of Mormonism cannot be solved until we solve the mystery of Joseph Smith,” Jan Shipps wrote. Four decades later, the prophet continues to puzzle. Was he true prophet, sincere visionary, pious fraud, or con man? In a friendly debate, four historians will each advocate a different hypothesis. Opening statements and rebuttals will be …

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Living As A Mormon With Autism

This panel will discuss the experience of being Mormon and autistic, as well as autism within Mormonism in general. Panel members are a mixture of those who either have autism themselves or have studied it. Laura Kipp, Jake Zollinger, Ryan Kipp, Daniel Kipp

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Faith In Action

Moroni 7:33 And Christ hath said: If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me. Mormonism is a gospel of faith and works. Come hear how one informs the other as speakers share the events and concepts that animate their religious lives: a little soul …

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Triangles Of Shame Adoption Within Mormonism

Mormonism has a unique relationship with adoption that culminates in the doctrine and ordinance of sealing. While powerful in its eternal implications, many of the root ideas surrounding this doctrine are problematic to the psychological, emotional, and physical health of persons involved in the adoption triangle: adoptee, birth parents and adoptive parents. This paper identifies …

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Living As A Mormon With Autism

This panel will discuss the experience of being Mormon and autistic, as well as autism within Mormonism in general. Panel members are a mixture of those who either have autism themselves or have studied it. Laura Kipp, Jake Zollinger, Ryan Kipp, Daniel Kipp

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Of One Heart And Mind Unity And Pluralism In Mormonism

This presentation draws on scripture, the teachings of Church leaders (such as President Uchtdorf’s general conference address encouraging diversity), and scholarship (such as Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of Apostasy) to examine the creative tension between unity and diversity within Mormonism and to propose a model for thinking about a pluralistic unity …

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Transgender And The Restoration A Study In Ethnography Theology And History

It is difficult to respond to transgender identities from within a Mormon framework since Mormonism imbues gender with eternal significance and often conflates emerging transgender identities with sexual deviance. This presentation will illuminate the lived religion of transgender Restoration members against the backdrop of typical institutional and cultural responses. How do transgender persons generate and …

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