Tag Archives: Mormon doctrine

Parley P. Pratt offered a detailed look at the post-life spirit world

Today, as an LDS leader, Parley P. Pratt is mostly mentioned and taught as a subject of history, but not theology. We see his much-read, edited autobiography, as well as a little-read scholarly biography, on book shelves, and his name … Read More

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‘Latter-day Responsibility’ focuses on the obligations of agency

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here.) A year ago, Connor Boyack, a Lehi political activist, published “Latter-day Liberty,” an interesting book that maintains that libertarian political ideals are compatible with Mormon doctrine. (It’s reviewed here) Boyack, … Read More

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LDS retrenchment and why Ezra Taft Benson wanted to be George Wallace’s VP pick

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this blog, click here.) In Matthew Bowman’s book “The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith,” the Mormon business/educational strategy of correlation is explained. The business advantages of correlation are offset … Read More

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Grizzly bear truth versus teddy bear truth trips up Mormonism

To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here: My friend and co-worker, Cal Grondahl, says there’s “grizzly bear” truth and “teddy bear” truth in Mormon history. Whether it’s the Prophet Joseph Smith, polygamy, the Mountain Meadows … Read More

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Book presents case that libertarianism, Mormon doctrine, are compatible

The book, “Latter-day Liberty,” by Utah County political activist Connor Boyack, is extremely provocative. If sales gain steam, it could provoke a political debate within Mormonism. I say that as someone who disagrees with Boyack’s conclusions at times. Yet, his … Read More

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