Tag: Mormonism

Book Review: “Moth and Rust Mormon Encounters with Death”

Title:  Moth and Rust: Mormon Encounters with Death,  Edited by: Stephen Carter, Published: Signature books, 2017, Pages: 257 Genre: Narrative Non (mostly!) Fiction ISBN: 978-1-56085-265-0 Price: 23.95 Reviewed By Andrew Hamilton at the Association for Mormon Letters and Approaching Justice, shared here by permission. When Devery Anderson at Signature Books contacted me and asked me if …

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Mormons And Marijuana

In 1970, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act because they considered it to have “no accepted medical use.” Since then, 23 of 50 US states and DC have legalized the medical use of marijuana, fueling a heated public debate. This panel will explore how the debate interacts with …

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Existentialism An Alternative Post Mormon Foundation

Losing one’s belief in Mormonism can lead to a feeling that one has lost the basis for understanding reality. Jean Paul Sartre’s philosophy can provide an alternative foundation. This paper introduces his theory of being and compares it with the Mormon paradigm using the questions: “Who am I ?” and “What is the meaning of …

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Finding Wisdom Amidst The Quest For Certainty

The paradox of being thoughtful while being faithful is a spiritual practice that has failing currency in Mormonism. As the host of A Thoughtful Faith Gina has had the opportunity to interview those at their most spiritually troubled who are seeking a middle-way that feels authentic, honest, faithful, and Mormon. In this audio/visual presentation she …

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Testimony And Disagreement In Mormonism

Clearly, testimony plays a central role in Mormonism. Does it play an epistemic role? And if so, what is it? Is this role justified? This paper will argue that the primary role for testimony in Mormonism is deference to the testimonies of the Church leadership. I will argue that this role for testimony in religious …

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