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Ancient Ruins and the Book of Mormon - Dan Vogel - 3/2/15
Award-winning author Dan Vogel has released his latest video on Mormonism which we have added to our section on the Book of Mormon Issues.
The purpose of this video is to explore what was known about the ruins and antiquities of the New World before Joseph Smith dictated the Book of Mormon in 1829, and how that information compares with what is claimed in the Book of Mormon. In other words, does the Book of Mormon’s content demand an extensive knowledge of New World antiquities beyond what was known by Joseph Smith’s contemporaries?
Ancient Ruins and the Book of Mormon - Dan Vogel
Moroni and the Swastika: Mormons in Nazi Germany - 2/20/15
This is a fascinating new book for anyone interested in how the LDS Church dealt with Nazi Germany.
Moroni and the Swastika: Mormons in Nazi Germany by David Conley Nelson Ph.D
Summary: While Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist government was persecuting Jews and Jehovah’s Witnesses and driving forty-two small German religious sects underground, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continued to practice unhindered. How some fourteen thousand Mormons not only survived but thrived in Nazi Germany is a story little known, rarely told, and occasionally rewritten within the confines of the Church’s history—for good reason, as we see in David Conley Nelson’s Moroni and the Swastika. A page-turning historical narrative, this book is the first full account of how Mormons avoided Nazi persecution through skilled collaboration with Hitler’s regime, and then eschewed postwar shame by constructing an alternative history of wartime suffering and resistance.
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John Dehlin is excommunicated for ‘apostasy’- 2/10/15
Salt Lake Tribune: Mormon critic and podcaster John Dehlin didn't have to wait long to find out the verdict of Sunday's church disciplinary council — he has been excommunicated from the LDS Church.
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Video on the Church essays - 1/29/15
Brother Jake made an entertaining and informative 4-minute video on the Church's essays. Of particular note is he makes mention of how the Polygamy in Kirtland and Nauvoo essay is not listed with the other essays on the Church's website: Brother Jake Presents: A Gospel Topics Commercial
MormonThink's response to Church Essay on Joseph Smith's Polygamy - 1/8/15
An editor at MormonThink has compiled a well-received response to the LDS essay entitled 'Plural Marriage in Kirtland & Nauvoo' which was published on the LDS.org website in Oct 2014. Please read Plural Marriage in Kirtland & Nauvoo - Response to LDS.org
Indian Origins and the Book of Mormon - Dan Vogel - 12/16/14
Award-winning author Dan Vogel has released his latest video on Mormonism.
The purpose of this video is to explore the intellectual and theological discourse about Indian origins in the New World that preceded Joseph Smith’s dictation of the Book of Mormon in 1829 and how the Book of Mormon may have participated in that discussion.
Indian Origins and the Book of Mormon - Dan Vogel
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