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By Tom Mould

Memorates—personal adventure narratives of encounters with the supernatural—that recount members’ own revelations, basically during the Holy Ghost, are a pervasive element of the communal non secular adventure of Mormons, participants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. according to present emphases in folklore reviews on narrative and trust, Tom mold makes use of ethnographic examine and an emic technique that honors the assumption structures below examine to research how humans inside of Mormon groups body and interpret their reports with the divine in the course of the narratives they share.  In doing so, he presents an important new ethnographic interpretation of Mormon tradition and trust and in addition applies his findings on to broader scholarly folklore discourse on functionality, style, own event narrative, trust, and oral as opposed to written traditions.

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It is the making known of divine truth by communication with the heavens, and consists not only of revelation of the plan of salvation to the Lord’s prophets, but also a confirmation in the hearts of the believers that the revelation to the prophets is true. It also consists of individual guidance for every person who seeks for it and follows the prescribed course of faith, repentance, and obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ . . In the Lord’s Church the First Presidency, the Council of the Twelve, and the Patriarch are prophets, seers, and revelators to the Church and to the world.

However, while all members are familiar with the genre, some members avoid the term. Jan Brunvand argues that young people equate faithpromoting stories with the musty pioneer stories of the early church and dismiss them as irrelevant today. Others fear the term is too aggressively proselytizing. Eric Eliason groups faith-promoting stories and rumors together (1999:138), suggesting the term may have become too closely associated with spurious legends to be useful. Yet despite old-fashioned or coercive connotations, the term remains well known and well used.

Or, I never was a total believer in that. I just remember that being stated. Don’t know where it came from, never really cared. And then when he read the statement, I was like, “Aw” [laughter]. Ken: Dang [laughter]. Kenny: Even as deep as the Primary, those false statements get. It shocked me. 20 Still, the Small Voice Kenny believes the story was circulated in Primary when he was younger, perhaps even by Primary teachers. His sister had heard it and reinforced it in retelling. Ten years later, with President Hinckley’s death, the story had spread widely enough to give church leadership pause.

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