Monday, October 19, 2009

LATAYNE C. SCOTT: The Mormon-Freemason Connection... Plus a review of Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol' (Encore Presentation)

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Latayne C. Scott, a Mormon convert to Evangelical Christianity, author of 13 published books, Chair of the Department of Biblical Representational Research and Author in Residence at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, NM and the recipient of the Distinguished Christian Service Award by Pepperdine University for "Creative Christian Writing", will address the theme: "The Mormon-Freemason Connection... Plus a review of Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol'".

What is the connection between Masonry as depicted in the Lost Symbol, and Mormonism?... What is the connection between Mormon doctrines and The Lost Symbol?... Did Joseph Smith have a connection with the occult?... Was Joseph Smith a Mason?... Were LDS leaders other than Joseph Smith involved in Masonry?... Did Joseph Smith have a connection with Masonry at the time of his death? Or was that just earlier in his life? What does Latayne C. Scott's novel
THE LATTER DAY CIPHER show about the connection of Masonry to Mormonism?... These are just some of the questions we will address today during our interview with Latayne C. Scott.
Much of today's discussion will be drawn from "
Is There No Help For The Widow's Son?: An Underground Presidential Address" by Mervin B. Hogan.

Latayne is most well known for her classic work
THE MORMON MIRAGE: A Former Member Looks at the Church Today now in its Third Edition. In the first edition of The Mormon Mirage, Latayne C. Scott shared her remarkable journey out of Mormonism as she uncovered shocking inaccuracies, inconsistencies, and contradictions in the faith she had loved and lived. Thirty years later, Mormonism and Mormon scholarship have evolved with the times. In her third, revised and updated edition of her well-known book, Scott keeps pace with changes and advances in Mormonism, and reveals formidable new challenges to its claims and teachings. The Mormon Mirage provides fascinating, carefully documented insights into • DNA research’s withering implications for the Book of Mormon • the impact of new “revelations” on Latter-day Saint (LDS) race relations • new findings about Mormon history • increasing publicity about LDS splinter groups, particularly polygamous ones • recent disavowals of long-held doctrines by church leadership • the rise of Mormon apologetics on the Internet.

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