(Thunder from the Right) [PDF FREE] ¶ Matthew L. Harris

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Read & Download Thunder from the Right ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub characters º E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Matthew L. Harris Matthew L. Harris ´ 9 Download Ezra Taft Benson's ultra conservative vision made him one of the most polarizing leaders in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints His willingness to mix religion with extreme right wing politics troubled many Yet his fierce defense of the traditional family unabashed love of country and deep knowledge of the faith endeared him to millions In Thunder from. Few members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints today have the recollection of the political activities of Elder Benson I was aware of much of this because my father was active in Democratic politics and friends with several of the Brethren who were Democrats The angst among many members and fellow members of the 12 was real and justified I have had conversations with several GAs including members of the 12 about the era and statements actions a commentary of Elder Benson that were just plain inappropriate In some regards I am amazed at the patience of the Brethren with Elder Benson and especially his repeat offender status after being privately and sometimes publicly chastised It is nothing short of embarrassing that Elder Benson was supportive and affiliated with such racists as Storm Thurmond and George Wallace I wonder how it would have set the church back if Pres McKay had been persuaded to allow Elder Benson to be the running mate of Wallace I was in law school when Pres Kimball died and recall the concern of the faculty even at BYU and many of my fellow students as we speculated at the direction Pres Benson would take the Church The final essay was a fitting capstone to the book and the life of Pres Benson As the mantle of the prophet feel upon him the firebrand of the past was gone fears dissipated and he moved the church toward greater compassion and humility A fitting capstone to a sometimes controversial ministry I very much enjoyed the book I give the book 4 stars only because there was a great deal of overlap and repeated information that could have been skipped

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Read & Download Thunder from the Right ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub characters º E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Matthew L. Harris Matthew L. Harris ´ 9 Download The Right a group of veteran Mormon scholars probe aspects of Benson's extraordinary life Topics include how Benson's views influenced his actions as Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisenhower Administration; his dedication to the conservative movement from alliances with Barry Goldwater and the John Birch Society to his condemnation of the civil rights movement as a communist. This period of Mormon history isn t my favorite but I m nonetheless glad I read this book its eight short chapters are filled with historical insights and fascinating nuggets of information about the man I most associate with the church I knew when I was a teenager and young adult I have no respect for the paranoid arch conservative lens through which Benson viewed the world but in connecting the observations of a few of these chapters together particularly Brian Cannon s history of Benson s engagement with farming and agriculture policy as a member of President Eisenhower s cabinet and Matt Bowman s exploration of how Benson s notion of free agency become ideological and individualistic over the decades I feel like I understand his peculiar very patriarchal Christian libertarianism better So a good book overall

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Read & Download Thunder from the Right ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub characters º E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Matthew L. Harris Matthew L. Harris ´ 9 Download Front; how his concept of the principal of free agency became central to Mormon theology; his advocacy of traditional gender roles as a counterbalance to liberalism; and the events and implications of Benson's term as Church president Contributors Gary James Bergera Matthew Bowman Newell G Bringhurst Brian Cannon Robert A Goldberg Matthew L Harris J B Haws and Andrea G Radke Mos. This is an excellent and thorough examination of the way Ezra Taft Benson s political leanings influenced his leadership in the church I ve long wondered how much of church policy might have its foundations in the John Birch Society style conservatism of the last century this helped connect a lot of those dots for me As a member of the church he led I still support the idea of modern day prophets but I am aware that God allows his prophets tremendous mortal leeway in how they choose to lead For me to function in this faith it s essential for me to try to good naturedly seek out what sources and ideas have influenced these leaders My review might make some members of the church hesitant to read this but it s written with academic objectivity not an anti prophet agenda I found it incredibly useful


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    (Thunder from the Right) [PDF FREE] ¶ Matthew L. Harris Matthew L. Harris ´ 9 Download Free read Thunder from the Right Few members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints today have the recollection of the political activities of Elder Benson I was aware of much of this because my father was active in Democratic politi

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    (Thunder from the Right) [PDF FREE] ¶ Matthew L. Harris This period of Mormon history isn't my favorite but I'm nonetheless glad I read this book; its eight short chapters are filled with hi

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    Free read Thunder from the Right (Thunder from the Right) [PDF FREE] ¶ Matthew L. Harris characters º E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Matthew L. Harris This is an excellent and thorough examination of the way Ezra Taft Benson’s political leanings influenced his leadership in the church I’ve long wondered how much of church policy might have its foundations in the John Birch Society style conservatism of the last century this helped connect a lot of those dots for me

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    characters º E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Matthew L. Harris Matthew L. Harris ´ 9 Download Free read Thunder from the Right I first really came face to face with Elder Benson despite him being prophet the first four years of my life in David O McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism where he and Elder Lee for that matter is really uite the character The most memorable thing perhaps because it is so shocking in today's era is is braz

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  • Paperback
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  • Thunder from the Right
  • Matthew L. Harris
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  • 10 September 2020
  • 9780252084010