Thu, 31 May 2018
248: What happened to the Cross?: Michael Reed on Free Masonry, Roman Catholics and Mormonism's perplexing relationship with the Cross
Mormons don't have a robust theology of the cross. They are more inclined to say that, 'We celebrate the Living Christ, not the death of Christ'. Though Mormons claim to be Christian this defining sign of Christianity is missing, while other symbols taken from Free Masonry are abundant. Michael Reed, author of 'Banishing the Cross: The emergence of a Mormon Taboo' joins me to discuss how this circumstance came to be.