Tag: Cultural History of The Book of Mormon

  • Volume One: Introduction

    The first twenty-eight pages of A Cultural History of The Book of Mormon walk us through the meta-text generated about The Book of Mormon even before it was published. Daymon Smith extracts excerpts from newspapers at the time that showed how stories surrounding the unpublished book helped form/frame perceptions of it. “Gold Bible” stirred up […]

  • Cultural History

    I’ll be re-reading The Cultural History of The Book of Mormon over the next several weeks. It is five volumes and covers a lot more than meets the eye. I’ll do my best to share what stands out and what blows my mind.

  • I Do Not Believe In The Atonement

    *Previously published on 08/28/2016 – updated/edited today. I should say: I do not believe in the Atonement, capital-A, as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints™. I do not believe in an Atonement where Jesus, God’s favorite and perfect son, is sent to earth to pay for a debt he did not […]

  • What does the fox [err, text] say?

    Yesterday, Sunday, I attended Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). It was the first Sunday of the month, which means that it was Fast and Testimony meeting (if you’re unfamiliar with such a meeting, click here). During the fast and testimony meeting, there were beliefs expressed, such as, “I know that the […]

  • The Journey Begins

    The Journey Begins

    Recently, an anthropologist (quoted below) said to a group of individuals that it is important to take this seriously. By “this,” he meant a specific thing – Estel – but I’ve allowed myself the liberty of expanding this to mean the sum of reimagination.  This blog is my attempt to document the journey to reimagination. This blog […]