This is a brief article that explores the early state of affairs when the Latter-Day Saints (or Mormons) arrived in Utah. The government operated as a theocracy with Brigham Young, the Prophet, acting as the governor. Trace elements of a theocracy linger in the church's structure to this day.
The second brief article compares the thoughts and ideas of Gregory Palamas on the subject of God with that of other philosophers. It compares and contrasts the relative strengths and weaknesses of each perspective.