We Are All Going To Have To Live It Someday

Mormon theology distinguishes between eternal principles, called ‘higher laws,’ and earthly compromises or ‘lower laws.’ While the early practice of plural marriage is now forbidden in the mainstream LDS Church, it is still considered by many to be a higher law that ‘we are all going to have to live someday.’ This session will compare biblical statements about the purpose of marriage with historic LDS, contemporary Mormon fundamentalist, and African practices of polygamy to explore the question of whether polygamy really is a higher law. Audience members will have time to express their opinions in this interactive session.

Carrie Miles