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God Changed his Mind About Black People: Race and Priesthood Authority in Mormonism
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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. 

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2016. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Religion, Mormonism, Race, Race Relations, Theology, Priesthood
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-307932OAI: diva2:1048951
Educational program
Master Programme in Religion in Peace and Conflict
Available from: 2016-11-23 Created: 2016-11-22 Last updated: 2016-11-23Bibliographically approved

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