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Restoration: A Theological Poem in the Book of Mormon

TitleRestoration: A Theological Poem in the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsLarsen, Val
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture
KeywordsAlma the Younger; Justice; Mercy; Poetry; Restoration (Doctrine of)

The distinctive Mormon conception of God makes possible a logically coherent reconciliation of the facially incompatible laws of justice and mercy. The Book of Mormon prophet Alma clearly explains how these two great laws may be reconciled through the atonement and repentance that the atonement makes possible. Alma artfully illustrates the relationship between justice and mercy in a carefully crafted theological poem.