The Economy of the Creation

(adapted from a speech given at Mormon Scholars in the HumanitiesSouthern Virginia University, May 19, 2012)The LDS account of the creation makes several seemingly heretical claims. I wish to focus on one: that the world is made from pre-existing and unorganized matter. Of all the reasons to call LDS belief heretical, this has to be among the most obvious since both the notion of a pre-existing chaos was shared by pagan narratives of creation and was expelled from traditional Christianity in the … [Read more...]