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Mormonism 101: Demystifying the Tradition with Leisa Parsons

  • The SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Ave. (map)

Schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 24; 7-9 p.m.

Tuition: $10 before Sept. 17, $15 after

Enrollment: 10 min./30 max.

Few religions have been more misunderstood than The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, since its founding in 1830 in upstate New York. From its origins, with the gold plates revealed to and translated by Joseph Smith for what became the Book of Mormon, angels, visions, and a unique doctrine on the Godhead, the early Church was persecuted, ultimately resulting in its expulsion from four states and from a country founded upon religious liberty. Today, while persecution no longer persists, there is still a curiosity about the Church as evidenced by the Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon” and Mitt Romney’s candidacy for president.

Leisa Parsons has taught seminary and in the Institute of Religion classes for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on both the high school and college levels for 18 years. She is a former TV newscaster. She is a seventh generation Latter-day Saint on both sides of her family. She and her husband have three children and seven grandchildren.

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