An Introduction to Mormonism / Edition 1

An Introduction to Mormonism / Edition 1

by Douglas J. Davies
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521520649

ISBN-13: 9780521520645

Pub. Date: 11/24/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Although one of the fastest growing religious movements in the world, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints remains a mystery in terms of its core beliefs and theological structure. This timely book provides an important introduction to the basic history, doctrines and practices of The LDS—the "Mormon" Church. Emphasizing sacred texts and prophecies

Overview

Although one of the fastest growing religious movements in the world, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints remains a mystery in terms of its core beliefs and theological structure. This timely book provides an important introduction to the basic history, doctrines and practices of The LDS—the "Mormon" Church. Emphasizing sacred texts and prophecies as well as the crucial Temple rituals of endowments, marriage and baptism, it is written by a non-believer, who describes Mormonism in ways that non-Mormons can understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521520645
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/24/2003
Series:
Introduction to Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The birth and growth of Mormonism; 2. Prophets and texts; 3. Divine-human transformations; 4. Death, faith and eternity; 5. Organization and leaders; 6. Ethics, atonement and agency; 7. Priesthood, stake and family; 8. Temples and ritual; 9. Identity, opposition and expansion; Bibliography.

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