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The Time of Sin
|Title||The Time of Sin|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture|
|Keywords||Prophet; Samuel the Lamanite; Sin|
This essay provides a close theological reading of Helaman 13, the first part of the sermon of Samuel the Lamanite. Beginning from the insight that the chapter focuses intensely on time, it develops a theological case for how sin has its own temporality. Sin opens up a disastrous future, deliberately misremembers the past, and complicates the constitution of the present as the past of the future.
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