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Three Protestant leaders were burned at the stake here after a “theological conversation” at the 1,000-year-old University Church of St. Mary the Virgin in 1555.
The martyrs’ deaths are memorialized by a stone cross set in the road on Oxford’s Broad Street.
An important Anglican chaplain mentioned that history Thursday during his unique public conversation with a Latter-day Saint apostle at the same church.
“I hope that the outcome today will be a lot better for all of us,” joked the Rev. Dr. Andrew Teal, chaplain and lecturer at Pembroke College.
It was. The 90-minute conversation ended with Rev. Teal warmly embracing Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Standing between old stone walls on creaking wooden floors in the very room where Oxfam was founded in 1942, the two leaders plainly deepened a budding friendship. They found common ground, explored their ideas about frontier spirituality and discussed points of doctrine about the Trinity, temples, dancing, baptism for the dead, the Fall and priesthood ordination in an intimate back-and-forth before a full room of 50 theology faculty and students, the public and local Latter-day Saints.
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