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Capital punishment -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Capital punishment : the Utah experience

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322221]
Identifier: MSS SC 2328
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Photocopy of a typewritten essay coauthored by Joseph E. Scott. The item is a result of questionaires submitted to various people in Utah society. The essay relates to Mormon attitudes on capital punishment.

Dates: 1967

Bruce R. McConkie letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321942]
Identifier: MSS SC 2335
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten and signed letters. Thomas B. McAffee, articles editor of the Law Review for University of Utah College of Law, writes a letter requesting information on the Mormon Church's position on capital punishment. His inquiry was answered by Bruce R. McConkie who stated that the law of "Blood Atonement" was never practiced by the Mormon Church, and the church supports the local secular laws on the matter of capital punishment.

Dates: 1978