“After This Manner Did He Speak”: Mormon’s Discourse on Faith, Hope, and Charity
Faith, hope, charity, Mormon, Book of Mormon, religious teachings
Literary scholar Richard Dilworth Rust calls Mormon’s discourse in Moroni 7 “one of the most tightly woven and forceful sermons in the Book of Mormon.” It is a masterful example of a prophet not simply stating doctrinal truth but building a case for it. Mormon creates an argument that begins with teachings that seem almost completely unrelated to what he ends up saying in his conclusion, yet the argument is so tightly constructed that each step beautifully and powerfully leads to the next.
Original Publication Citation
“‘After This Manner Did He Speak’: Mormon’s Discourse on Faith, Hope, and Charity,” in The Religious Educator, vol. 19, no. 2, July 2018.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Swift, Charles, "“After This Manner Did He Speak”: Mormon’s Discourse on Faith, Hope, and Charity" (2018). Faculty Publications. 3388.
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