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There’s nothing wrong with having possessions as long as we don’t lose sight of more important things. When we focus on what really matters and on serving others, we can find real happiness.
Dr. Crawford introduces us to the questions that led nineteenth-century theologians to develop the documentary hypothesis and introduces the major components of the school of thought on the origins and composition of the Bible.
Often, as we going about our daily lives, we may not think much about how our choices could impact the larger world around us. We may think that our choices impact only us or a few other people. But sometimes our choices can have very far-reaching consequences. The impact of Alma’s son Corianton on the Zoramites is a good example of this principle.
Nephi declared that faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost, feasting on the word of Christ, and enduring to the end are “the doctrine of Christ.” Then he made an intriguing statement: “And there will be no more doctrine given until after he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh.” What is this doctrine? How do we learn it?
Since the Book of Mormon’s publication in 1830, a number of different theories have been proposed concerning its authorship. In order to help shed light on this issue, several studies have relied upon a type of analysis called stylometry. This field of research uses various statistical methods to detect linguistic patterns.