Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship:

Welding Another Link in Wonder’s Chain: The Task of Latter-day Saint Intellectuals in the Church’s Third Century

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
8/9/2019
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
24 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, lds, missionary work, Mormonism

Abstract: This is a challenging moment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Both its efforts at retention and missionary work are less effective than they have been in the past. At this moment, what is the most important task facing Latter-day Saint intellectuals? This essay argues that the Latter-day Saint clerisy should focus on celebrating the Restoration and finding new language in which to express what makes the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ a compelling and attractive force in people’s lives. Over time the Church tends to transform itself in the image of its most successful messages for proclaiming the Gospel. Latter-day Saint intellectuals have an important, albeit subordinate, role in finding such messages. Pursuing the project of celebrating the Restoration need not involve either usurping the prerogatives of Church leaders nor compromising one’s intellectual integrity. It is the most important project to which Latter-day Saint thinkers can turn their attention.

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