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Alma’s Reality: Reading Alma as Sinful, Repentant, Traumatized, Questioning, and Righteous
TitleAlma’s Reality: Reading Alma as Sinful, Repentant, Traumatized, Questioning, and Righteous
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsBrown, Amanda Colleen
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
Volume46
Pagination249-252
KeywordsAlma the Younger; Repentance; Righteousness
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/almas-reality-reading-alma-as-sinful-repentant-traumatized-questioning-and-righteous/