I haven't seen any posts yet on this, so thought I'd just point out the
absolutely marvellous documentary that Church Public Affairs put on
between sessions today. They quoted (am going from memory -- I'm going
to try to get a lot more information, including a transcript, if I can)

Host: Pres. Boyd K. Packer (who did superbly: knowledgeable, avuncular,
Other GA's: Jeffrey Holland (very well-spoken), Dean Larsen

LDS scholars: Truman Madsen and Ann Madsen (both of BYU)

non-LDS scholars: Kristan Lindqvist [sp?], former Lutheran Bishop of
Stockholm and now a dean at the Harvard Divinity School. He talked of
"holy envy" and said that's what he felt with respect to the LDS concept
of temples and eternal families.*
Lawrence Schiffman, of a NY university (can't remember which one), but
he's a noted DSS scholar (I have one of his books)
Frank Moore Cross, one of the best known secular biblical scholars in
the world.
Another fellow whose name I didn't catch, but who is head of the
Oriental section of the New York Public Library.

* I HAVE to get the transcript of at least this part for my family
doctor, who's German Lutheran and can't for the life of him figure out
why I would have left the Lutheran Church for "die Mormonen" -- "what
didn't we have that you still needed?" The Swedish bishop answers his
question much better than I could.
Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high
and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our
--Michelangelo Buonarroti

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