Mormonism and Church discipline

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Mormonism and Church discipline




  • Purpose of Church discipline
    Brief Summary: What is the purpose of Church discipline? (Click here for full article)
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  • "Court of Love"
    Brief Summary: Critics often refer to a Church disciplinary council as a "Court of Love." Where did this term originate and what does it mean? (Click here for full article)
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  • Church discipline of scholars
    Brief Summary: Critics claim that the Church excommunicates or disfellowships scholars who publish historical information that is embarrassing to Church leaders. It is often claimed, despite the fact that these disciplinary actions are carried out by local leaders, that they are in reality instigated by general authorities. Critics also claim that the Church is silencing honest people for telling the truth. (Click here for full article)
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  • Publicizing excommunication
    Brief Summary: Why does the Church not publicize the reasons for excommunication? (Click here for full article)
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Further reading

External links

  • M. Russell Ballard, "A Chance to Start Over: Church Disciplinary Councils and the Restoration of Blessings," Ensign (September 1990), 12. off-site
  • James E. Faust, "Keeping Covenants and Honoring the Priesthood," Ensign (November 1993), 36. off-site
  • Dallin H. Oaks, "Sin and Suffering," Ensign (July 1992), 70. off-site

Printed material

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