Seminal Versus Sesquicentennial Saints : A Look at Mormon Millennialism
Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought
Compares current Mormon doctrines concerning the second coming of Christ with those prevalent during the 1830s. There are three major characteristics of modern thinking, as portrayed in an official 1978 church publication: all the righteous, including non-Mormons, will continue to live during the millenniun, temple and missionary work will be carried on, and all things will be revealed with Christ as leader of the political and church government. Four factors are important in accounting for the differences between the two periods: biblicism, literalism, access to new scriptures, and the principle of continuing revelation. Based on official Mormon publications and other primary sources.