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  • Dallin H. Oaks, "The Great Plan of Happiness", October Conference, 1993, Sunday Afternoon Session
Elder oaks discusses the fall and contrasts sin with transgression. Some interesting quotes extent. (ie. I should go out and get those sources.)
Gives a description of conditions that could not be sin, but could be transgression. Suggests that transgressions create a need to sacrifice.
An interesting discussion of transgressions which might provide some food for thought and certainly is valuable in demonstrating that the sin/transgression distinction is not unique to Mormonism. However, the the thinking relies on Biblical word-usage in a way that at times makes me cringe, because it seems to ignore the possibility of corruption of the text. However as a work of apologetics this is fitting, since it speaks to the prejudice of the intended audience.