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Literary DCGD #1: On the Latter-day Dispensation

December 30, 2012 | 2 comments
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Literary DCGD #1: On the Latter-day Dispensation

The initial lesson in the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History course of study points out that the revelations found in the text are meant for our time and cover our dispensation, while the history presented is the history of our people, as opposed to those who lived aeons ago. This course should, therefore, be relevant to us today in a way that the other Gospel Doctrine courses can’t hope to accomplish. The poem below discusses not only a few of the major events that opened our dispensation, but also follows the prediction often made; that our dispensation has... Read more »

Joseph Smith Papers Book Signing – October 1

September 22, 2009 | 3 comments
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This new volume is the second overall in the Joseph Smith Papers, but is the first of the Revelations and Translation series which will provide transcripts of many of the earliest manuscripts of Joseph Smith’s written revelations and translations... Read more »

Edits have never been so cool

July 6, 2009 | 29 comments
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This month’s Ensign features a ground-breaking discussion of the nuances in the Doctrine and Covenants creation process — and it’s all about edits, like you’ve never seen them before.  Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy, who is the current church historian, writes at some length about the general process, including the fact that there were later changes and edits made to earlier manuscripts: Read more »

The Salamander Letter in a nutshell

March 16, 2009 | 32 comments
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So, what is this scary Salamander Letter that the church is hiding from everybody?    Read more »

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