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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.

Details

Date:
March 25
Time:
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Event Category:
Student Org Sponsor
Latter Day Saints Student Association

Venue

WCC 1010 Classroom

Organizer

Publicity Contact Name
Anna Gee
Publicity Contact Email
agee@jd19.law.harvard.edu
Department:
Student Orgs Events