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Jacob — The Prophet of Social Justice

TitleJacob — The Prophet of Social Justice
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsSmoot, Stephen O.
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
KeywordsAtonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Salvation

Deidre Nicole Green, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, offers an analysis of the theology of the book of Jacob with her new contribution to the Institute’s brief theological introduction series to the Book of Mormon. Green focuses on the theology of social justice in Jacob’s teachings, centering much of her book on how the Nephite prophet framed issues of atonement and salvation on both personal and societal levels. Her volume offers some intriguing new readings of otherwise familiar Book of Mormon passages.