For the last decade, Fiona and Terryl Givens have brought to light wonderful and expansive doctrines in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ by drawing upon literature and other faith traditions. Their work helps Latter-day Saints appreciate the beauty of what we believe. On this week’s episode, we talk with these scholars about many of their books, how those books are influenced by their life experiences, and how their studies have brought us greater appreciation for our faith tradition and the faith traditions of others.
“If something harrows the mind and constricts the heart, that I don’t think is of God—that is not of the Spirit. But if something—an idea, a thought, a song, a book—enlarges your mind and awakens your heart to joy then we can know that that is true.”
1:52- Fiona’s Story
8:47- Terryl’s Story
11:21- The Influence of Life Experiences
14:58- What the Restoration Brings to the Table
21:10- Doubt as a Catalyst
26:23- “The Greatest Act of Self-Revelation”
30:10- The Atonement is Not a Back-up Plan
38:17- Approach to Questions
41:40- “An All-Embracing Gospel”
47:41- Remorse Vs. Guilt
51:48- Desires in Doctrine and Covenants
54:42- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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