Dr. Stephen E. Robinson has been teaching religion at Brigham Young University since 1986 and was appointed chairman of the Department of Ancient Scripture in 1991. Dr. Robinson received a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Ancient Scripture from BYU. He received a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Duke University and was tenured at Lycoming College after teaching religion there, at Hampden-Sydney College, and Duke. Dr. Robinson also served as chairman of the Religion Department at Lycoming. Dr. Robinson has written numerous books both for the academic press and for his coreligionists. His two most popular books are Are Mormons Christians? and Believing Christ. In the introduction to Believing Christ he states, "It is not a sin to be bilingual" referring to his and other's ability to write both for an academic audience and for a religious audience as well. His vigorous and honest defense of the Church and its doctrine has added much to the strength of the church and its members.;H. Dean Garrett is the author or co-author of several books, including the Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants series.
A Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants Set: Volumes 1-4by Stephen E. Robinson
This first volume of A Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, answers historical and doctrinal questions about the Doctrine and Covenants. Volume 1 covers the first 40 sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. We learn about the historical context of the revelations recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants, insights from modern prophets and apostles, sublime
This first volume of A Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, answers historical and doctrinal questions about the Doctrine and Covenants. Volume 1 covers the first 40 sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. We learn about the historical context of the revelations recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants, insights from modern prophets and apostles, sublime doctrines illuminated for the latter-day Church.
The second volume covers sections 41 through 80. Some of the things we learn about in this volume are the law of consecration, how to discern the gifts of the Spirit, how transgressors are to be disciplined, and the manner in which the sick are to be blessed.
In the third volume which covers sections 81-105, authors Stephen E. Robinson and H. Dean Garrett draw from numerous sources to bring to life the history and doctrine of the Doctrine and Covenants in an easy-to-read format. Using original diaries, journals, maps, and atlases, they set a historical context that helps clarify what is being said in the scriptures.
The final volume covers sections 106 through 138. This volume discusses principles relating to eternal marriage, Church government, the exercise of the priesthood, temple work, the Resurrection, and redemption of the dead.
A Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants invites us to study more deeply the history and doctrine recorded in this vital book of scripture. It is a commentary that rewards us amply for our efforts. Throughout the detailed studies, in-depth analysis, and perceptive commentary contained in these remarkable books, the authors' love for the Doctrine and Covenants shines forth.
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