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Mormonism and church integrity/Accusations of hypocrisy in Church practices/Further Reading
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- Accusations of lying and hypocrisy on the part of the Church
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- Changes in the way the Word of Wisdom was implemented over time
- Joseph Smith and the Word of Wisdom
- Brigham Young and the Word of Wisdom
- Modern day implementation of the Word of Wisdom
- Handbook 2: "The only official interpretation of “hot drinks” (D&C 89:9) in the Word of Wisdom is the statement made by early Church leaders that the term “hot drinks” means tea and coffee"
- Revelations in Context: "Nevertheless, it required time to wind down practices that were so deeply ingrained in family tradition and culture"
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|Word of Wisdom FairMormon articles on-line|
- Michael R. Ash, "Up In Smoke: A Response to the Tanners' Criticism of the Word of Wisdom," FAIR Conference, 2000. off-site
- "Does the Mormon Church Own the Coca-Cola Company?" Snopes.com off-site
- N. Eldon Tanner, "Q&A: Questions and Answers," New Era (July 1975), 50. off-site
|Word of Wisdom on-line articles|
- Thomas G. Alexander, "The Word of Wisdom: From Principle to Requirement," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 14 no. 3 (Autumn 1981), 78–88.
- Thomas J. Boud, MD, "The Energy Drink Epidemic," Ensign (December 2008), 48.
- Lester E. Bush, Jr., "The Word of Wisdom in Early Nineteenth Century Perspective," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 14 no. 3 (Autumn 1981), 47–65.
- Robert J. McCue, "Did the Word of Wisdom Become a Commandment in 1851?," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 14 no. 3 (Autumn 1981), 66–77.
- Paul H. Peterson, "An Historical Analysis of the Word of Wisdom," Master's thesis, Brigham Young University, 1972.
- Paul H. Peterson and Ronald W. Walker, "Brigham Young's Word of Wisdom Legacy," Brigham Young University Studies 42 no. 3 & 4 (2003), 29–64.
- Clifford J. Stratton, "Caffeine—The Subtle Addiction," Ensign (June 1988), 60.
|Word of Wisdom printed materials|
- Michael Hickenbotham, Answering Challenging Mormon Questions: Replies to 130 Queries by Friends and Critics of the LDS Church (Horizon Publishers & Distributors, 1995) (now published by Cedar Fort Publisher: Springville, UT, 2004),131–133. ISBN 0882905368. ISBN 0882907786. ISBN 0882907786.