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All Abraham's Children: Changing Mormon Conceptions of Race and Lineage Hardcover – April, 2003
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"This exceptionally well-articulated book is an important work on Mormon race relations and a significant statement of Mormon intellectual and cultural history."
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He wrote in the Preface to this 2003 book, "This book ... analyzes the origin and nature of traditional Mormon attitudes and behavior toward Jews, Native Americans, and people of black African origin... and it compares 'racial' attitudes of Mormons with those in certain other religious denominations for which survey data were available."
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"Certain specific ideas from those (British-Israel) movements were clearly reflected in the discourse and teachings of LDS leaders..." (Pg. 29)
"During the 1970s and 1980s, (Bruce R.) McConkie modified some of his ideas ... (and) change in church policy also required him to to drop his long-standing prediction that blacks would not be given the priesthood during mortality ... Yet McConkie never recanted any of his other racialist ideas." (Pg. 31)
"The various Mormon missionary enterprises to the Indians cannot be considered very successful if measured by the sheer number of converts or their retention in the faith." (Pg. 68)
"Interestingly enough, prior to 1981, (2 Neph 30:6) read 'WHITE and delightsome' in some earlier editions... In 1839, Joseph Smith ...Read more ›
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This is a very scholarly book about a very difficult subject. I enjoyed reading it and learned things I didn't know before.Published 7 months ago by A. M. Redd
Very profound analysis of much of Mormon history toward various ethnic groups. The information in this book needs to be widely circulated, especially among Mormons.Published 7 months ago by K Paul