Faith Promoting Rumors - Exploring Latter-day Saint Myths and Culture

Criss-Crossed

Episode Summary

Bill and his son John question why we Mormons do not wear crosses. They ask scholar Michael G. Reed to guide them through the history of the crucifix and its significance to Latter-day Saints.

Episode Notes

Bill and his son John question why we Mormons do not wear crosses. They ask scholar Michael G. Reed to guide them through the history of the crucifix and its significance to Latter-day Saints.

Michael G. Reed's book is entitled "Banishing the Cross: The Emergence of a Mormon Taboo", published by John Whitmer Books. It's available for about $20 at Barnes and Noble, on Amazon, and other book retailers.
http://goo.gl/Y6h620

Audio Credits:

"An Angel from on High", music by John E. Tullidge, played on violin by Misha Stanley

"The Symbol of Christ" by Gordon B. Hinckley, from the Sunday Afternoon session of the April 1975 conference, http://goo.gl/b3PUEA

"Around My Neck" by 100 Portraits, http://www.allmusic.com/song/around-my-neck-mt0010972729

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