An Introduction to Mormonism

An Introduction to Mormonism

by Douglas J. Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521817382

ISBN-13: 9780521817387

Pub. Date: 10/23/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides an introduction to the basic history, doctrines and practices of The LDS - the 'Mormon' Church. Written by a non-Morman, it seeks neither to prove nor to disprove the truthfulness of the religious claims of that faith but rather to describe them in ways that non-Mormons can understand. Particular emphasis is given to sacred texts and prophecies as…  See more details below

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This book provides an introduction to the basic history, doctrines and practices of The LDS - the 'Mormon' Church. Written by a non-Morman, it seeks neither to prove nor to disprove the truthfulness of the religious claims of that faith but rather to describe them in ways that non-Mormons can understand. Particular emphasis is given to sacred texts and prophecies as well as to the crucial temple rituals of endowments, marriage and baptism for the dead, though which human beings may achieve their divine potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521817387
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/23/2003
Series:
Introduction to Religion Series
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
Introduction: vision, plan and church1
1The birth and growth of Mormonism8
2Prophets and texts34
3Divine-human transformations65
4Death, faith and eternity91
5Organization and leaders116
6Ethics, atonement and agency144
7Priesthood, stake and family171
8Temples and ritual195
9Identity, opposition and expansion225
Bibliography255
Index of passages cited262
General index266

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