The four books of Mormonism
The LDS canon's four books carry equal weight of authority. All are read as historical witnesses to God's promise of salvation.
It has become fashionable to narrate the lives of books. Paul Gutjahr offers a brief and readable account of the Book of Mormon's history.
Changes in Mormon social ethics
The 19th-century Mormon kingdom emphasized the common good. Later came a shift toward personal morality as the mark of saintliness.
Life on the ecclesiastical frontier
In Strasbourg, my husband and I became ecclesiastical two-timers. Once we'd done that, it was easy to become three-timers.
The challenges of African agriculture
The developed world's negligence has produced one of Africa's cruelest ironies: its farmers are its hungriest people.
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