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Mormonism 101: Of Woundedness and Healing, A Framework for LDS Theology and Praxis

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

An 1830 Book of Mormon verse refers to the modern era as one in which people inhabit “a state of awful woundedness” as a consequence of “plain and precious” teachings that have been deleted or corrupted in the biblical record . What comes to be called Mormonism is thereby projected as a healing remedy of this condition, and is best understood as comprising specific doctrines that break decisively and deliberately with an inherited Christian orthodoxy. It is not the commonalities, but the radical ruptures, that form the essential core of Mormon belief and practice. Premortal scenarios, Gods of bodies, parts and passions, the “Fall” as a divinely ordained ascent, a human condition more aptly described as wounded than depraved or sinful, and a future of eternal sociality and universal, infinite progression, are key elements of this heterodox faith.


March 25
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Event Category:
Student Orgs Events


WCC 1010 Classroom


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Anna Gee
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