God Changed his Mind About Black People: Race and Priesthood Authority in Mormonism
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study attempts to analyze Mormon justifications for the religion’s policy of denying priesthood authority to black men from both before and after the policy’s removal in 1978.
Through a close reading of primary sources released by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, this study attempts to understand how this paradigm shift is understood in the
context of Mormon faith traditions. It is revealed that many official statements from the
Church contradict one another to such a degree that a simple or coherent explanation is practically impossible.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 53 p.
Religion, Mormonism, Race, Race Relations, Theology, Priesthood
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-307932OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-307932DiVA: diva2:1048951
Master Programme in Religion in Peace and Conflict
Billing, Nils, docent
Ahlstrand, Kajsa, Professor