A Thoughtful Faith - Mormon / LDS
About This Show
A Thoughtful Faith features the stories and perspectives of intelligent, thoughtful believers who maintain a strong faith in Mormonism despite their awareness and/or struggles with common challenges and issues. Our hope is to model potential paths for individuals in faith transition or crisis that allow them to maintain a faith, as well as to provide resources for thoughtful LDS believers everywhere.
Most Recent Episode
190: On the Erasure of Native Americans from the Book of Mormon Conversation: Thomas Murphy
The Book of Mormon has been claimed by the LDS Church to be a history of Native Americans. While this proposition has been scaled back over the years it's still somewhat present in a literalist view of the text. But why is it that Native Americans are only rarely and then selectively consulted in the conversation as to the book's origins? Surely the church and Mormon scholars, if they take seriously this claim, should be beating a determined path to the door of Native Americans to receive their wisdom and input. But they aren't. Thomas Murphy (Mohawk) and I discuss this dynamic; why it might be? And, what is the potential for the faith in allowing for the very voices that are central to the Book of Mormon narrative.