Author Archives: Harlow Clark

In Tents # 9

Contradictory Commandment, Taking Leaves, and Ritual Language Harlow Soderborg Clark They are not, on the face of it, contradictory commandments, Go forth, multiply and replenish the earth, and Do not eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge … Continue reading

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In Tents # 8 Clever Theological End-Runs

One of our major tasks growing up is learning that words have different meanings, that any given word has different meanings, and that knowing which meaning applies when can be confusing. For example, consider a Sunday School class discussing the … Continue reading

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In Tents # 7 Renounce and Reverbs

Seventy years ago come Oct 21 Bessie Lloyd Soderborg married Marden J. Clark in the Salt Lake temple and went across the street to the Hotel Utah to spend their first night together, where Marden’s brothers kept prank calling him, … Continue reading

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In Tents 6

Renounce (Culture) War and Proclaim Peace II, Angle of Repose In my last post I left culture war somewhat undefined. That was partly because when we define ourselves as being at war anything the perceived enemy does can be seen … Continue reading

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In Tents 5

Renounce Culture (War) and Proclaim Peace June. That month when 33 years ago a group of elders coming back to the Hill Cumorah for lunch after mowing lawns at the Peter Whitmer Farm (readying the historic sites for Pageant visitors) … Continue reading

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In Tents # 4 The S(k)in of Blackness

Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes. –Isaiah 54:2 On one of Bob Newhart’s albums (The Button Down Mind Strikes Back?) Bob … Continue reading

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In Tents # 3 That Same Organization

Title: Making Sense of the Doctrine & Covenants: A Guided Tour through Modern Revelations Author: Steven C. Harper Publisher: Deseret Book Genre: Scripture Studies Year Published: 2008 Number of Pages: 601 Binding: Hardbound in perfectbound signatures, not sewn, which I … Continue reading

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In tents #2: The Primitive Church

In The Primitive Church (Note: This is not a formal review, but I’ve included the bibliographical information because I like this book a great deal and want people to know where to get it. I posted a review to AML-List … Continue reading

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Mormon LitCrit: Tolle Lege, This My Body

Tolle Lege, This My Body If a metaphor is successful it becomes transparent. It dies, so to speak, except no one speaks so. We know a mummy was once a living person, and when I see Joseph’s face at the … Continue reading

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