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The Church in the DR Congo: A Personal Perspective: Part 8, The Temple 1: “Turning the Hearts of the Children”

10 hours 26 minutes ago
In a presentation at the 2018 FairMormon Conference,[1] I shared stories of some of the faithful Saints in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa). In this series of presentations, I would like to speak from a more personal perspective, reflecting on the meaning of that experience for Kathleen and me, and pondering some of […]
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Book Notice: Becoming the Beloved Disciple

3 days 10 hours ago
Eric Huntsman, Becoming the Beloved Disciple: Coming Unto Christ through the Gospel of John (Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2018). $19.99 print.   Professor Eric Huntsman of Brigham Young University has released a new book exploring how the characters in the Gospel of John serve as representative types of disciples. “The Gospel of John powerfully […]
Stephen O. Smoot

The Church in the DR Congo: A Personal Perspective: Part 7, Taking the Gospel to the “Ends of the Earth”

1 week 1 day ago
In a presentation at the 2018 FairMormon Conference,[1] I shared stories of some of the faithful Saints in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa). In this series of presentations, I would like to speak from a more personal perspective, reflecting on the meaning of that experience for Kathleen and me, and pondering some of […]
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Translating the New Testament for Latter-day Saints

2 weeks ago
Review of Thomas A. Wayment, trans., The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints: A Study Bible (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2018). $29.99 print. $17.00 digital. 491 pp. In a sermon delivered in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 27, 1871, Brigham Young issued this charge: [If] there is a […]
Stephen O. Smoot

The Church in the DR Congo: A Personal Perspective: Part 6, Building from Centers of Strength — Wagenya

2 weeks 1 day ago
In a presentation at the 2018 FairMormon Conference,[i] I shared stories of some of the faithful Saints in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa). In this series of presentations, I would like to speak from a more personal perspective, reflecting on the meaning of that experience for Kathleen and me, and pondering some of […]
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

The Church in the DR Congo: A Personal Perspective: Part 5, Building from Centers of Strength — Kisangani

4 weeks 1 day ago
In a presentation at the 2018 FairMormon Conference,[i] I shared stories of some of the faithful Saints in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa). In this series of presentations, I would like to speak from a more personal perspective, reflecting on the meaning of that experience for Kathleen and me, and pondering some of […]
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Marjorie Newton’s Account of the Faith of the Māori Saints: A Critical Appraisal

1 month 1 week ago

Abstract: Marjorie Newton's Mormon and Maori is a version of her 1998 thesis in which she rejects key elements of the Māori Latter-day Saint historical narrative. This contrasts with her earlier, faith-affirming Tiki and Temple. In Mormon and Maori Newton targets what she sees as Māori/missionary mythology. She has written for different audiences; one was for secular religious studies scholars, while the other was for faithful Saints. Midgley rejects Newton's claim that a Mormon American cultural imperialism requires Māori to abandon noble elements of their culture. Faithful Saints are liberated from the soul destroying behavior that results from the loss of traditional Māori moral restraints. Midgley insists that Newton has little understanding of the deeper structures of Māori culture.


Review of Marjorie Newton, Mormon and Maori (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2014). 248 pp. $24.95 (paperback).

Louis C. Midgley
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