Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Scriptural Cornerstone of Temple Work

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Not all sections of the Doctrine and Covenants were in place in the first edition. It wasn’t until 1876 when a new section was included that temple work began to escalate. What section of the Doctrine and Covenants is considered the scriptural cornerstone of temple work that was original to the 1876 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants?
a.                  Section 21
b.                  Section 84
c.                   Section 1
d.                  Section 110
Yesterday’s answer:
C   Christmas
While male authorities conducted the theoretical discussions about Home Literature, women set about writing the stories. Beginning in the mid-1880s with a tentative trickle of “Christmas” stories and sketches of ambiguous functionality, Home Literature gained steam rapidly. By 1890, the LDS youth magazines featured substantial amounts of fiction—between a fifth and a quarter of their contents, by one count, and throughout the decade this proportion increased. A majority of these stories were written by women, and Susa Young Gates was one of the most prolific of the Mormon home authors.
The 1890s Mormon Culture of Letters and the Post-Manifesto Marriage Crisis, Lisa Olsen Tait, BYU Studies Vol. 52, No. 1, 2013, 108.

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