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Alma’s Reality: Reading Alma as Sinful, Repentant, Traumatized, Questioning, and Righteous
|Title||Alma’s Reality: Reading Alma as Sinful, Repentant, Traumatized, Questioning, and Righteous|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Brown, Amanda Colleen|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship|
|Keywords||Alma the Younger; Repentance; Righteousness|
Kylie Nielson Turley delves deep into the conversion and ministry of Alma the Younger, reading new life into a well-known narrative. By analyzing Alma’s story with the full weight of his humanity in mind, she breathes emotion into Alma’s conversion and missionary efforts. Her efforts to read Alma without a veneer of superhumanity result in a highly relatable figure who has known wickedness, repentance, loss, depression, and righteousness.
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