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“Well, we have nothing to hide. Our history is an open book. They may find what they are looking for, but the fact is the history of the church is clear and open and leads to faith and strength and virtues.”

President Gordon B. Hinckley
(Prophet, Seer & Revelator)

~ Dec. 25, 2005 interview with The Associated Press

 

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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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