The winners from yesterday were
1 – Joseph Smith 23
16 – Truman Madsen 2
12 – James Talmage 19
5 – B. H. Roberts 6
2 – Continuing Revelation 20
15 – “Faith without works is Dead” 6
11 – Restoration of the Priesthood 21
6 – Work for the Dead 3
3 – The Doctrine and Covenants 24
14 – The Spaulding Manuscript 1
7 – The 1st Official Declaration 25
10 – The 1909 Origin of Man Message 2
4 – Temple Building 21
13 – Sunday School 7
9 – The Young Women’s Program 19
8 – Home Teaching 8
Now for today’s games:
2 – Brigham Young vs. 15 – Eugene England
Brigham was the second president of the Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He brought the saints to Utah as the situation in Nauvoo deteriorated. He also broadened the practice of plural marriage and appears to have been quite the theological innovator.
Eugene England founded Dialogue and co-founded AML. He taught literature and writing at BYU for more than 20 years. We was well known for his outspoken stance against social ills that he saw in the society that surrounded him. He believed the future of Mormon literature was to be found in the personal essay, of which “Blessing the Chevrolet” is one of my favorites.
6 – Emma Hale Smith vs. 11 – Hugh Nibley
Emma Smith was: first wife of Joseph, subject of D&C 25, mentioned a few other times in the D&C, struggled with and eventually denied the revelation on plural marriage, first president of Relief Society, stayed in Nauvoo and eventually encouraged Joseph Smith III to participate in the founding of the RLDS (Community of Christ). A Mormon Enigma, read a brief biography here.
Hugh Nibley is a well-known Mormon scholar and social critic. He taught at BYU for over 40 years. Here is a page at FARMS collecting essays and biographies of Brother Nibley. Here is a page about his biography, featuring excerpts therefrom. I am quite the fan of his essay, “Zeal without Knowledge.”
3 – Physical Divine Beings vs. 14 – Dispensationalism
7 – Temple Covenants vs. 10 – Tithing and Consecration
Temple Covenants may just be the most important thing we do in life.
4 – The Pearl of Great Price vs. 13 – The Father and the Son
The Pearl of Great Price appears to be the leftover bits of scripture considered important, but unable to be squeezed into the other canonical books.
The Father and the Son is perhaps the clearest LDS discussion of the nature of Christ’s Divinity.
8 – The 2nd Official Declaration vs. 9 – The Proclamation on the Family
The 2nd Official Declaration extended the priesthood to all worthy males
The Proclamation on the Family established the standard working definition of the fundamental unit of the church and society.
1 – The Welfare Program vs. 16 – The Perpetual Education Fund
The Welfare Program is pure religion.
The Perpetual Education Fund is necessary as no-one can be saved in ignorance.
5 – Personal Food Storage vs. 12 – The Young Men’s Program
Personal Food Storage reminds us to keep the lamps full and the larder loaded.