Posts Tagged ‘ Mormonism ’

International Bibliography 2011

April 19, 2012 | 14 comments
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International Bibliography 2011

This year I’ve again managed to put together a bibliography of international works on Mormonism. While I thought the list was substantial last year, it is much larger this year, at least in part because I think I’ve gotten better at finding what has been published. With any luck this will help call attention to the international nature of Mormonism today and to the study of Mormonism outside of the U.S. The list includes any work that talks about Mormonism more than just in passing (as far as I can tell without actually having the work in hand) and... Read more »

Why We’re Confused

June 27, 2009 | 62 comments
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An old adage among outsiders who study Mormonism states that determining what is and is not Mormon doctrine is a lot like trying to nail jello to a wall—except that the latter feat is entirely possible while the former remains a struggle to this day. Evangelicals who interact with Mormons often express frustration to that end. It seems that as soon as we think we’ve figured out what Mormons believe and how to respond to it, the next Mormon we meet will tell us “we don’t believe that,” “that’s not doctrine,” or “that’s just his opinion.” It would probably... Read more »

Gaggles of Girls

May 21, 2009 | no comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon life. Read more »

The Love That Moves The Stars

April 15, 2009 | no comments
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Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great acommandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Thus Christ’s summary of the Mosaic law. Read more »

Which is worse, pride or sexual sin?

April 10, 2009 | no comments
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Every Mormon knows Jacob’s sermon in Jacob 2 where he condemns unchastity and men who sexually dishonor women. But Jacob begins by preaching against pride. Read more »

Notes from all over

March 13, 2009 | 9 comments
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The Gospel is Crude

March 11, 2009 | 33 comments
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The temple, we are told, is where the most sacred gospel rites occur. Brigham Young explained the meaning of those rites this way: are necessary for you, after you have departed this life, to enable you to walk back to the presence of the Father, passing the angels who stand as sentinels, being enabled to give them the key words, the signs and tokens So, the deepest, most mystical, most mind-blowing things are . . . passwords? Secret handshakes? Door codes? Jon Stewart says, “Really, Brigham Young? Angel security guards. Really?” Read more »

Adultery in Law

March 10, 2009 | 70 comments
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I had a buddy in high school who was a fierce Navajo patriot. He bitterly resented what had become of his people. I needled him once on how much better off the Navajo were now with roads, and medicines, and aqueducts, and things. His voice got strangled and he could hardly say anything. He finally choked this out: “before you white men came, when we caught an adulterer we had horses drag him to death.” Read more »

Notes From All Over

March 6, 2009 | 33 comments
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Coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization

March 5, 2009 | 28 comments
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The US Senate just voted down an amendment that would prevent federal funds given to the United Nations Population Fund programs that support or promote coerced abortion (read China) or involuntary sterilization (still China, I think). Read more »

The Central Religious Experience of Mormonism

March 3, 2009 | 23 comments
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What does Mormonism portray as the central religious experience? Read more »

Are Mormons Crazy for Porn?

March 2, 2009 | 67 comments
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A study has looked at what percent of broadband users in an area also subscribe to a particular network of paid online pornography. Articles about the study have suggested that conservative religious types, especially Mormons, are more likely to use porn. Read more »

Notes From All Over

February 27, 2009 | 11 comments
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I the Lord thy God.

February 26, 2009 | 44 comments
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On being smarter than other people at church Read more »

A Motley Vision of the Wilderness

February 24, 2009 | 3 comments
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Long-time Mormon culture blog A Motley Vision has added a companion blog focused on Mormon nature writing and Mormon thinking about the natural world. T&S stand-out Patricia Karamesines is the presiding muse. Check it out. Read more »

Notes From All Over

February 20, 2009 | 23 comments
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Woe to the Outcast

February 14, 2009 | 12 comments
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Marginal groups get into the Second Coming. We contemplate with pleasant savagery the haves and the snobs getting smashed. “Kings shall see that which they had not considered.” “Bottom rail top dis time.” Read more »

Notes From All Over

February 13, 2009 | 5 comments
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Scout Sunday

February 8, 2009 | 98 comments
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Scout Sunday is today. Read more »

Notes From All Over

February 6, 2009 | 15 comments
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The Pity of the World

February 4, 2009 | 2 comments
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Love is compassion and admiration mixed together. Pity and awe. Read more »

Notes from All Over

January 30, 2009 | 4 comments
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$819,000,000,000 Bill

January 29, 2009 | 142 comments
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The Stimulus, Debt, Pork, Rescue, Special Interest Pay-off $819 Billion Bill (not counting interest) has passed the House. You can search the text here if you like. Read more »

Hindsight Prophecy

January 27, 2009 | 13 comments
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Higher critics would claim that any suspiciously accurate revelations in the scriptures were probably put in afterwards. Read more »

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