Event: Salt Lake Symposium 2002

Stanley B. Kimball: A Joyful Life

Enjoy this lively exchange between “cousins” as Edward L. Kimball interviews Stanley B. Kimball, one of Mormonism’s most beloved biographer, trail historian, and people-watcher. Learn of Stan’s formative years, European mission, scholarly influences, adventures with prominent Church leaders, and feelings about a lifetime studying various aspects of the restoration. Stan and his beloved wife Violet …

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Plural Marriage: Is It An Eternal Law

A recent book, More Than One: A Sacred Heritage, A Promise for Tomorrow, by Shane Whelan, has initiated a new conversation among faithful Latter-day Saints about the practice of plural marriage. Most studies of Mormon polygamy have focused on its history and scope, have been sociological treatises about its contemporary practice among fundamentalist Mormons, or …

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Twenty Years! Celebrating Signature Books and Its Contribution to Mormon Studies

Twenty Years! Celebrating Signature Books and Its Contribution to Mormon Studies Signature Books celebrates twenty years of publishing books, sometimes groundbreaking, sometimes controversial, often-times both. With works including Mormon theology, LDS history, humor, fiction, social critiques, music, personal essays, and other topics, the Signature Books publishing library has become impressive indeed. Come reflect with founders, …

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Faith Development Among Generation X

The term “Generation X” has been applied to the group of young adults now entering their mid-twenties to early forties. Coming of age after the highly idealistic 1960s but in the midst of the information revolution and a tremendous boom in popculture, this generation has proven difficult t ounderstand, especially with regard to faith and …

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Our Greatest Challenge: Why Women’s Priesthood Needs to be Recognized in the LDS Church Today

While traditional men’s organizations, such as clubs, corporations, the political process, law firms, and many churches, have given women full equality in our day, The Church of Jesus Christof Latter-day Saints continues to bar women from many significant leadership offices both at local and centralized levels.Yet ample evidence from the Old Testament, New Testament, and …

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A More Promising Land of Promise: The Malay Book of Mormon Hypothesis

The Malay Peninsula has many striking similarities to geographical descriptions in the Book of Mormon. Could it actually be the location of Book of Mormon events? Evidence to support this hypothesis includes: a north-south orientation, a genuine narrow neck of land, animals, grains, vegetables, languages, metallurgy, weapons, tools, Israelite beliefs, and much more. Ralph A. …

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Did Swedenborg Influence LDS Doctrine?

Emanuel Swedenborg, born 1688, taught that the world of spirits is a preparation for heaven, there are three heavens, marriage is necessary to inherit the holiest of the heavens, the celestial kingdom is divided into three heavens, and there is a balance (opposition) in all things. Such unique and unusual similarities in the teachings of …

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Pillars of My Faith

Pillars of My Faith This is Sunstone’s perennially best-attended session. Here speakers share the events and concepts that animate their religious lives; a little soul-baring, a little spiritual journey, a little intellectual testimony-bearing. This self-reflective night is about the things that matter most, plus spirited congregational hymn-singing. Linda Hoffman Kimball, Gary James Bergera, Thomas F. …

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Music That Has Enlarged My Soul

Music That Has Enlarged My Soul All music makes us feel emotions of one kind or another. But what music so deeply touches us, so moves us, as to change our spiritual understanding and enlarge our soul? Does music have to follow a prescribed pattern to be spiritual? Can any kind of music be uplifting? …

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