The Book of Mormon
London show features the story of two Mormon missionaries who arrive in one of the country sides of Uganda to share with the masses there one of their holy scripture, the Book of Mormon
There Smith found a stone box containing a set of gold plates upon which was written, in an ancient language, the Book of Mormon
With a Mormon candidate as a frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, The Book of Mormon
, a hit musical playing on Broadway, and polygamy-themed TV shows such as Big Love and Sister Wives, America is in the midst of what some have called a "Mormon moment.
Standing in for the estimated thirty-five wives of Joseph Smith, "Seer Bonnets" suggests a new tool of translation, nodding to the tools Smith used to translate the Book of Mormon
using the 1,000 - 10,000 parallelism in several places in the Book of Mormon
(Alma 3:26 & 60:22, 3rd Nephi 3:22 and 4:21, and Helaman 3:24-26).
More recently, church members have largely embraced -- or at least taken in stride -- the affectionate parody of their faith in the Broadway musical hit "The Book of Mormon
," a title taken from church's central volume of scripture.
SOUTH PARK CREATORS Trey Parker and Matt Stone have conspired with Avenue & lyricist Robert Lopez to create The Book of Mormon
, an outrageously rude, irreverent, yet big-hearted Broadway musical.
As for the real Mormons, the church would not add to the comment they first issued when the musical opened: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the Book of Mormon
as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ.
NEW YORK * "Salvation has a name--Salt Lake-y City," croons a character in "The Book of Mormon
," which opened for previews at the Eugene O'Neill Theater in February and ended with a standing ovation.
In Search of the Great White God" is a choice and recommended read, not to be missed by those curious about the book of Mormon
Those differences--such as our belief in an apostasy or falling away; the need for a restoration through a modern prophet, Joseph Smith; the fact that priesthood or divine authority was restored by heavenly messengers; the historical veracity and doctrinal truthfulness of the Book of Mormon
and other modern scripture; the doctrine of the premortal existence of man; the place of temples, eternal marriage, and family, etc.
Early Mormon settlers planted the town's orchards--perhaps not coincidentally, the fruit appears frequently in both the Book of Mormon
and the Old Testament.