Rehearing/Rereading Joseph Smith: Brigham and Brigham.

[I originally posted this over at By Common Consent. But I’ve now flattered myself into thinking that there are at least two people who read stuff here, that don’t go over there. Anyway since I like feedback on things that might make it into the sermon book in some form, I put it up again here.]

When Joseph Smith died, he left a many-pronged collection of doctrine and practice that had yet to be brought together and made coherent as message and marching order for the coming generation of Latter-day Saints. One small part of that thrust was Joseph’s teaching about the nature of man. Over the last near decade of Smith’s life he had developed ideas that led him several different directions with regard to the nature of human beings and their relationship to God.
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