Contents

Articles/Essays

Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview



1973: Lester Bush, “Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 8 No. 1 (1973):11–68. Lester Bush’s landmark article tells the most comprehensive history of the church’s teachings on race and priesthood, destabilizing the idea that it originated with Joseph Smith or had been consistently taught.

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Responses and Perspectives: The Best Possible Test



1973: Hugh Nibley, “Responses and Perspectives: The Best Possible Test” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 8 No. 1 (1973):73–77. Responding to Bush, Hugh Nibley argues that it is God who chooses who he wants to ordain and who should be denied due to various reasons, hence the scripture “Many are called,...

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Responses and Perspectives: The Mormon Cross



1973: Eugene England, “Responses and Perspectives: The Mormon Cross” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 8 No. 1 (1973):78–86. Responding to Bush, Eugene England compared the story of Abraham which is uncomfortable for him calling it a cross, to the church wide policy of denying anyone who has black ancestry the priesthood...

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Classic Articles

Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview



1973: Lester Bush, “Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 8 No. 1 (1973):11–68. Lester Bush’s landmark article tells the most comprehensive history of the church’s teachings on race and priesthood, destabilizing the idea that it originated with Joseph Smith or had been consistently taught.

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Notes

Response

Responses and Perspectives: The Best Possible Test



1973: Hugh Nibley, “Responses and Perspectives: The Best Possible Test” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 8 No. 1 (1973):73–77. Responding to Bush, Hugh Nibley argues that it is God who chooses who he wants to ordain and who should be denied due to various reasons, hence the scripture “Many are called,...

Read more

Responses and Perspectives: The Mormon Cross



1973: Eugene England, “Responses and Perspectives: The Mormon Cross” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 8 No. 1 (1973):78–86. Responding to Bush, Eugene England compared the story of Abraham which is uncomfortable for him calling it a cross, to the church wide policy of denying anyone who has black ancestry the priesthood...

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Reviews

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