gospel to be found until one goes back to the Old and New Testament accounts of God's dealings with mankind. ... floating in 46 The Mystery and Controversy Surrounding Mormonism The Controversy Comes From The Fears Evangelical Leaders.
Author: Walt Scott
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Political Science
The Mormon Church is the fourth largest church in the US. Though organized in 1830, and with a current worldwide membership of over thirteen million and annual growth rate of about three hundred thousand, it is without a doubt the least well-understood major church. Surveys show the public has good feelings and respect for members, but ignorance and even animosity toward the Church's beliefs and history. This timely book addresses ignorance, misunderstanding, and misinformation, providing a clear, factual, and comprehensive picture. It deals candidly with the issues and questions people are asking, with solid, documented reasons and facts. The hope is to increase tolerance, respect and good feelings. We may not see things the same way, but we can at least try to understand and respect each other. The book is in two parts, with different levels of detail, for different levels of interests, and easy reading. Walt Scott, a fifth generation Mormon, has twelve ancestors who crossed the planes. One joined the new church in 1837, seven years after it was organized. This book benefits from that legacy and the author's lifelong experiences in leadership and teaching. He has degrees in electrical engineering and management from George Washington University and MIT (Sloan Fellow). Walt, a "pioneer" himself, was part of a small team that built several of the U.S.'s first satellites, forerunners of today's GPS systems. He joined NASA at its inception, becoming a division director at age 34 (protocol rank of one star general). He was co-founder of a company that pioneered methods for early identification of leadership talent. When PC's were first introduced, he became a self-trained consultant. Later, he and his son designed and managed the construction of modular homes, a technology that was quite new when they began. Walt has served four times as a Bishop's Counselor, twice on Stake High Councils, and in numerous teaching assignments. He and his wife, June Langston Scott, have been married for fifty-three years and have six children, nineteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. From that group and their spouses, there have been twelve who have served fulltime missions for the Church, with another preparing to leave shortly, and more anticipating that experience. They have served in New York, Texas, England, France, Russia, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil and Taiwan.
Here is a modern, dramatic, re-telling of historical facts secretly related to the 2012 Presidential campaign.
Author: K. Jackson
Category: Mormon Church
Here is a modern, dramatic, re-telling of historical facts secretly related to the 2012 Presidential campaign. These facts uncover a sinister pattern of deception utilized by Mormon leaders since their religion's beginnings in America of the 1830's. This portrait, paints such a contradictory personal character to the one portrayed by the Romney campaign, that people will be shocked to find out just how deep Romney's roots are buried in the Mormon aristocracy. The controversy is placed on the notion that Mormon leaders have secretly planned a take-over of the United States government based on a prediction by their leader Joseph Smith in the 1840's, known as the White Horse Prophecy. Blood Oaths... explores the basis of this belief and traces the tactics of the Mormon Church leader's efforts to cover it up. Throughout the book, numerous articles and opinions which criticize the Mormon hierarchy are sited, including Park Romney, cousin to Mitt Romney. These sources have been scrutinized and re-confirmed by our organization, the Nathaniel Rigdon Society, for this research. Our group of concerned voters, joined together to research this project while observing the 2012 primary debates. At first, what started as cursory inquiries into Mitt Romney's statement "...I will not distance myself from my faith and the faith of my fathers," quickly turned into a discussion about the history of Mormonism's founders. One fact after another reconfirmed the notion stated by Park Romney that, "...Mormon Church leaders, knowingly and willfully misrepresent the historical truth of their origins and of the church, for the purpose of deceiving their members into a state of mind that renders them exploitable." Readers will be given insightful knowledge about some of the controversy surrounding Mormons most celebrated leaders, Joseph Smith and Brigham Young as well as a lesser known prophet who helped create the LDS traditions, Parley Pratt, fore-father to Mitt Romney. This is done thru highlighting various news articles, eyewitness testimony and books, both current and historical, to develop a modern-day character portrait of Willard Mitt Romney, who the book reveals, gets his name from a man in the room at the time of Joseph Smith's murder in a Carthage, Illinois jail. The audience of modern-day soap operas and dysfunctional family, reality shows, will find this drama-filled history, extremely captivating. An advance promotion quotes, "Destroying angels, secret rituals, massacres, blood oaths passed down through generations and a plot for one world theocracy...sounds like an historical-fictional Dan Brown novel. But what if it was all true and the 2012 election was the key to the fulfillment of a prophecy?" mittromneybloodoath.comhttp://mittromneybloodoath.com
Some followers have continued to practice polygamy and believe it to be in keeping with the pure teachings of Joseph Smith, the first prophet of Mormonism. Polygamy has become one of the most famous and controversial aspects of ...
Author: Micah Issitt
Covering secret societies, mysterious ancient traditions, and the often-mistaken history of the world's religious symbols, this book takes readers on a tour through the fascinating world of religious symbolism and reveals the most mysterious and misunderstood facets of religion. • Provides fascinating historical and contextual information about religious traditions and symbols • Addresses the roots of some of today's most popular superstitions and conspiratorial theories • Focuses primarily on religions that are dominant or are becoming widespread within the United States, allowing students to gain a better understanding of religion in American society and greater appreciation for cultural diversity • Develops a unique thesis about utilizing religious archetypes to facilitate understanding of religious ritual and organizations • Includes a phonetic pronunciation guide with each entry to help students become comfortable with unfamiliar terminology
The national controversy over Mormonism spawned sensational novels and tracts such as the piquantly titled Polygamy or, the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism, Being a Full and Authentic History of this Strange Sect From its Origin to ...
Author: Clare Virginia Eby
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
For centuries, people have been thinking and writing—and fiercely debating—about the meaning of marriage. Just a hundred years ago, Progressive era reformers embraced marriage not as a time-honored repository for conservative values, but as a tool for social change. In Until Choice Do Us Part, Clare Virginia Eby offers a new account of marriage as it appeared in fiction, journalism, legal decisions, scholarly work, and private correspondence at the turn into the twentieth century. She begins with reformers like sexologist Havelock Ellis, anthropologist Elsie Clews Parsons, and feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who argued that spouses should be “class equals” joined by private affection, not public sanction. Then Eby guides us through the stories of three literary couples—Upton and Meta Fuller Sinclair, Theodore and Sara White Dreiser, and Neith Boyce and Hutchins Hapgood—who sought to reform marriage in their lives and in their writings, with mixed results. With this focus on the intimate side of married life, Eby views a historical moment that changed the nature of American marriage—and that continues to shape marital norms today.
Author: DD Rev Ernest a. SteadmanPublish On: 2007-03
John 10:16 brings to light another aspect of the great mystery and controversy surrounding the departure of Jesus Christ ... For most Christians there is no answer for this statement by Jesus, but the Mormons and their religious order ...
Author: DD Rev Ernest a. Steadman
PATHWAY TO THE STARS is the only book title ever found within the Torah Bible Codes, including the particulars and location where it originated. This is an "in-your-face" work that will prove to the reader that the foretold Anti-Christ may be the modern, traditional Christian Church. Using ancient texts and current sciences to prove that Jesus Christ was truly the Son of God, it also purports that He visited every people and continent with His message of salvation before returning to His Father. For many, they will learn things that will surprise and shock them. For others, it reaffirms what they already knew, as it was revealed to them by the Holy Spirit. Originally published in 1982 under the title of SIC ITUR AD ASTRA, more than 2,000 copies were distributed to world political and industrial leaders. Now, you can know what they did.
Neither explanation of the divine is in accordance with the rulings of the Church councils , which in turn formed the ... most suitable response to the Christological controversy , Smith , in the 19th century , chose his own version of ...
Author: Kurt Widmer
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Until the latter part of the twentieth century, Mormonism has been presented in scholarly reconstructions as a religion that has not changed significantly from its beginnings, that presently held beliefs existed as a central core of doctrine at the church's founding in 1830. The author argues, instead, that the development of Mormonism has been primarily due to external events, popular, cultural, philosophical, religious and scientific, and that these influences have led to the emergence of several streams of thought that are actually in opposition to the early beliefs of the church. Arguably, Mormonism can be seen as a reflection of the development of American society and culture from the early 1800s to the present. The major aim of this work is to establish a proper chronology for the development of Mormon thought, specifically in its concept of the nature of God. The book contains a comprehensive bibliography and index.
Mormonism's Most Controversial Scripture Terryl Givens, Brian M. Hauglid. Documents translated from a lost language and a lexicon or grammar of that language can be related in one of two ways: one can begin with a document already ...
Author: Terryl Givens
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Mormon Church
The Pearl of Greatest Price narrates the history of Mormonism's fourth volume of scripture, canonized in 1880. The authors track its predecessors, describe its several components, and assess their theological significance within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Four principal sections are discussed, along with attendant controversies associated with each. The Book of Moses purports to be a Mosaic narrative missing from the biblical version of Genesis. Too little treated in the scholarship on Mormonism, these chapters, produced only months after the Book of Mormon was published, actually contain the theological nucleus of Latter-day Saint doctrines as well as a virtual template for the Restoration Joseph Smith was to effect. In The Pearl of Greatest Price, the author covers three principal parts that are the focus of many of the controversies engulfing Mormonism today. These parts are The Book of Abraham, The Book of Moses, and The Joseph Smith History. Most controversial of all is the Book of Abraham, a production that arose out of a group of papyri Smith acquired, along with four mummies, in 1835. Most of the papyri disappeared in the great Chicago Fire, but surviving fragments have been identified as Egyptian funerary documents. This has created one of the most serious challenges to Smith's prophetic claims the LDS church has faced. LDS scholars, however, have developed several frameworks for vindicating the inspiration of the resulting narrative and Smith's calling as a prophet. The author attempts to make sense of Smith's several, at times divergent, accounts of his First Vision, one of which is canonized as scripture. He also assesses the creedal nature of Smith's "Articles of Faith," in the context of his professed anti-creedalism. In sum, this study chronicles the volume's historical legacy and theological indispensability to the Latter-day Saint tradition, as well as the reasons for its resilience and future prospects in the face of daunting challenges.
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Upon this the Mormons around began to congratulate me on the information I was receiving . There , ' they said , we told you so - we told you ... None but our prophet can explain these mysteries . The prophet now turned to me and said ...
Examines the mystery surrounding the fate of Ab salom Woodward and reprints newspaper accounts that discuss the ... T. C. Mackey / S 40 : 11172 1873-1914 Keller , Roger R. EPISCOPALIAN BISHOP FRANKLIN S. SPALDING AND THE MORMONS .
Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
The “general agreement” among the Art Acquisition Committee (which approved the reproductions of the plaster model in ... campus artworks and interpret the memorial as a reinforcement of lDs values (to be addressed in the next chapter).
Author: Lisa Blee
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Social Science
Installed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1921 to commemorate the tercentenary of the landing of the Pilgrims, Cyrus Dallin's statue Massasoit was intended to memorialize the Pokanoket Massasoit (leader) as a welcoming diplomat and participant in the mythical first Thanksgiving. But after the statue's unveiling, Massasoit began to move and proliferate in ways one would not expect of generally stationary monuments tethered to place. The plaster model was donated to the artist's home state of Utah and prominently displayed in the state capitol; half a century later, it was caught up in a surprising case of fraud in the fine arts market. Versions of the statue now stand on Brigham Young University's campus; at an urban intersection in Kansas City, Missouri; and in countless homes around the world in the form of souvenir statuettes. As Lisa Blee and Jean M. O'Brien show in this thought-provoking book, the surprising story of this monumental statue reveals much about the process of creating, commodifying, and reinforcing the historical memory of Indigenous people. Dallin's statue, set alongside the historical memory of the actual Massasoit and his mythic collaboration with the Pilgrims, shows otherwise hidden dimensions of American memorial culture: an elasticity of historical imagination, a tight-knit relationship between consumption and commemoration, and the twin impulses to sanitize and grapple with the meaning of settler-colonialism.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich , professor of early American history at Harvard University and Pulitzer Prize winning author , investigates the mystery surrounding the life and death of an LDS ancestor in “ Rachel's Death : How Memory ...
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''Searching for the Artifacts of Faith: Examining the Power and Mystery Surrounding Easter Relics, from the Holy Grail to Pieces of the Cross to the Controversial Shroud of Turin.'' Insight on the News,April27, 2004.
Author: Lois H. Gresh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Performing Arts
Explores the scientific, historical, and cultural facts behind the Indiana Jones movies, discussing real-life archeologists and their adventures, the uses of bullwhips, and the connection between Nazis and the occult.
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Save with the single exception of the mystery surrounding the operations of Frémont in 1846–1847 there is little ... of Monterey , the Mormons in the gold fields of California , the attitude of the English in the boundary disputes .
Save with the single exception of the mystery surrounding the operations of Frémont in 1846-1847 there is little ... of Monterey , the Mormons in the gold fields of California , the attitude of the English in the boundary disputes .
who dared expose the mysteries of the Sons of Dan ; others did so unwittingly by confiding in journals and diaries . ... of the great controversies surrounding the Sons of Dan concerns the question of whether or not Joseph knew and ...
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