Alma’s Reality: Reading Alma as Sinful, Repentant, Traumatized, Questioning, and Righteous

Title

Alma’s Reality: Reading Alma as Sinful, Repentant, Traumatized, Questioning, and Righteous

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2021

Authors

Pagination

249-252

Volume

46

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Bibliographic Citation

Brown, Amanda Colleen. "Alma’s Reality: Reading Alma as Sinful, Repentant, Traumatized, Questioning, and Righteous", Vol. 46. 2021:249-252.

Abstract

Kylie Nielson Turley delves deep into the conversion and ministry of Alma the Younger, reading new life into a well-known narrative. By analyzing Alma’s story with the full weight of his humanity in mind, she breathes emotion into Alma’s conversion and missionary efforts. Her efforts to read Alma without a veneer of superhumanity result in a highly relatable figure who has known wickedness, repentance, loss, depression, and righteousness.

Repentance

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