According to Joseph Smith, Doctrine and Covenants 42 “embraces the law of the church.” In this collection of essays, six scholars probe the significance of this revelation, especially the significance of its status as “law.” In what ways is D&C 42—especially the law of consecration—binding for Latter-day Saints today? These wide-ranging essays argue that the law remains in force, but in many different ways.
Embracing the Law: Reading Doctrine and Covenants 42 is available for pre-order HERE.
Praise for PMTS
“In these conference proceedings stands the hope of a new kind of Mormon theology, one that brings women and men, academics and independents, philosophers and students of literature into the conversation about the meanings of faith and scripture. These essays are united by their firm commitment to the power of scripture and the possibility that holy writ may be rather more than it first appears.”
—Samuel M. Brown, author of In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death
About the Editors
Jeremiah John is associate professor of politics at Southern Virginia University. He has degrees from Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Notre Dame.
Joseph M. Spencer is visiting assistant professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He is the author of An Other Testament, For Zion, and The Vision of All.