Some Thoughts on the Social Message of the Book of Mormon

Title

Some Thoughts on the Social Message of the Book of Mormon

Magazine

Improvement Era

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication

1938

Authors

Pagination

222–223, 234, 236

Date Published

April 1938

Volume

41

Issue Number

4

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Wunderlich, Jean. "Some Thoughts on the Social Message of the Book of Mormon", Improvement Era, Vol. 41. no. 4 1938:222–223, 234, 236.

Abstract

This article uses the discourses of Alma and Amulek to the Zoramites as a partial guide to determine what the Book of Mormon teaches about social action. The work teaches that violence is not a recommended “principle of social action” and “the solution of social difficulties must be sought on the spiritual plane.” It also discusses what the Book of Mormon teaches about government.

Pacifism
Alma the Younger
Alma (Book)
Social Justice
Nephite Government
Sociology
Nonviolent Theology

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