Re: Attention all Baha'is from Mormon Backgrounds

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Posted by Dawud ( on August 13, 2002 at 09:00:54:

In Reply to: Attention all Baha'is from Mormon Backgrounds posted by Morgan on August 09, 2002 at 18:05:21:

1. Recapitulation of biblical themes in modern history
2. Word of wisdom, law-abiding, clean living image
3. Restoration of the gospel and true church
4. Latter-day imagery--apocalypticism turned institutional
5. Living prophet (or interpreter, Guardian) trumps dead one
6. Celestial marriage? Prayers (if not ordinances) for the dead?
7. Complex, ever-evolving afterlife system
8. New scripture and revelation alongside old
9. Desert spirituality
10. Problematic historical schisms
11. Private ritual (feast) portion
12. Discipline from authorities
13. Polygamy of founders phased out


1. One God?
2. Pacifism, political involvement
3. Geographic focus different
4. The priesthood
5. The race issue
6. Women's issues (well, Utah did give them the vote first)
7. Images

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