“Because of Him”: Share the Easter Message This Week

The Church is launching a worldwide initiative today, Palm Sunday, that will run through this week, ending Easter Sunday, “focusing on the hope, healing, and salvation made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.” The initiative is titled “Because of Him.”

A new website has been created exclusively for this at mormon.org/becauseofhim, which redirects to easter.mormon.org. A video has also been produced, which is embedded here below:

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“Mormonism and the Temple” 2012 Conference Proceedings now available in PDF

proceedings book

PDF of proceedings book

The temple conference that was held in Logan, Utah, on October 29, 2012, entitled Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition has had its proceedings published in book form. This book has been available to conference attendees, and for ordering for several months.  The proceedings are now also available for free in PDF format for download.  Click here to download the proceedings book.

This book includes presentations from the following:

  • Gary N. Anderson, Philip L. Barlow, and John W. Welch, “About This Publication”
  • Philip L. Barlow, “Welcome and Opening Comments by Presenters”
  • Margaret Barker, “Restoring Solomon’s Temple”
  • Laurence Paul Hemming, “Chapel, Church, Temple, Cathedral: Lost Parallels in Mormon and Catholic Worship”
  • Margaret Barker and Laurence Hemming, “Questions and Answers”
  • John F. Hall, “Ancient Mediterranean Temple Ceremonies: Vestiges of the Rites of Enoch and Precursors to the Hebrew Temple Ceremonial”
  • John W. Welch, “The Temple, the Sermon on the Mount, and the Gospel of Matthew”
  • Daniel C. Peterson, “A Divine Mother in the Book of Mormon?”
  • Danel W. Bachman, “A Temple Studies Bibliography”
  • LeGrande Davies, “Temples–Bridges of Eternity”
  • John L. Fowles, “The Temple, the Book of Revelation, and Joseph Smith”
  • John W. Welch and Presenters, “Closing Comments”

Videos of the presentations are also available online.