November 28, 2012

Time for Some Latter-Day Responsibility

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner

A year ago, Connor Boyack, a Lehi political activist, published “Latter-day Liberty,” an interesting book that maintains that libertarian political ideals are compatible with Mormon doctrine. Boyack, a president at the Libertas Institute, possesses strong opinion-writing skills. A year later, Boyack is back with “Latter-day Responsibility,” (Cedar Fort), which explores agency deeper, arguing that the God-given liberty of agency requires initiatives by God’s children that further liberty. To not do so is opposition to God’s will, argues Boyack.

The doctrine agency, also known as free agency, was the core of the War in Heaven between Jehova (Jesus Christ) and Lucifer (Satan). A theme of Boyack’s book is that the battle fought in the pre-existence has ...

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