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Mother in Heaven

Mother in Heaven To hear a 3-part Viewpoint on Mormonism Podcast on this Gospel Topics essay that originally aired November 16-18, 2015, click the following links: Part 1  Part 2  Part 3   While there has been speculation about the idea of a “Mother God” in Mormonism, it has not been clearly defined. Until now. Because the Gospel Topics […]

Peace and Violence among 19th-Century Latter-day Saints

By Eric Johnson This particular Gospel Topics essay was published in May 2014 under the Gospel Topics section on the LDS Church website. The original full article is underlined, with my response following. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ. The virtues of peace, love, and forgiveness are at the center […]

Plural Marriage and Families in Early Utah

By Eric Johnson More attention has been given to the topic of polygamy (plural marriage) than any other in the Gospel Topics essay series. This particular essay was published in December 2013 under the Gospel Topics section on the LDS Church website. The original full article is underlined, with my response following. The Bible and the Book of Mormon […]

The Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage

By Eric Johnson Listen to the 10-part Viewpoint on Mormonism series on this Gospel Topics essay, which originally aired in late September/early October 2016. Part 1   Part 2    Part 3   Part 4    Part 5  Part 6   Part 7   Part 8   Part 9   Part 10 More attention has been given to the topic of polygamy (plural marriage) than any […]

Gospel Topic Essay

Gospel Topics Essays. A series of essays posted on the official lds.org website that mainly deals with controversial issues. While the essays are meant to come clean on topics such as race and the priesthood and polygamy, complete objective information and analysis is not typical. The essays began to be posted one-by-one beginning in late 2013 […]

Gospel Topics Essays–Introduction and Links

In what appears to be an attempt to deal with several vital historical issues propogated by the LDS Church throughout the years, the Mormon Church has been producing essays since late 2013 under its “Gospel Topics” section of its lds.org website, attempting to reconcile the facts with what had been taught by earlier leaders and church manuals. Check out the articles that have already been published, with links to other articles or podcasts that have been produced by MRM.