Abstract

The Book of Mormon and the Book of Moses, sacred scripture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have woven into their pages a brief history of secret combinations on the "American" continent. Secret combinations have caused the destruction of three previous civilizations that have existed on this continent.

The prophet Moroni warned the Latter-day American inhabitants that "This secret combination... shall be among you..." (Ether 8:24).

The evidence summarized in this study leads one to the conclusion that the American Mafia Organization (Cosa Nostra) is the same organization warned against in sacred scripture.

Degree

MRE

College and Department

Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine

Rights

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Date Submitted

1972

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm506

Keywords

Book of Mormon, Criticism, interpretation, Mafia, Secret societies

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