Overview

In this open letter to doubters of the Latter-day Saint faith, the well-known author Terryl Givens does not attempt direction to resolve uncertainties and perplexities, but attempts to endow them with the dignity and seriousness they deserve--and even to celebrate them. Specific topics include the prophetic mantle, the nature of restoration, Mormon exclusivity, the inefficacy of institutional religion, and satisfactions of the Gospel/personal revelation. Givens argues that there is profit to be found, and ...
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Letter to a Doubter

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Overview

In this open letter to doubters of the Latter-day Saint faith, the well-known author Terryl Givens does not attempt direction to resolve uncertainties and perplexities, but attempts to endow them with the dignity and seriousness they deserve--and even to celebrate them. Specific topics include the prophetic mantle, the nature of restoration, Mormon exclusivity, the inefficacy of institutional religion, and satisfactions of the Gospel/personal revelation. Givens argues that there is profit to be found, and advantage to be gained, even—perhaps especially—in the absence of certainty.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016747316
  • Publisher: Interpreter Foundation
  • Publication date: 4/4/2013
  • Series: Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 15
  • Sales rank: 911,877
  • File size: 135 KB

Meet the Author

Terryl Givens did graduate work at Cornell University in Intellectual History and at UNC Chapel Hill where he received his PhD in Comparative Literature. He holds the James A. Bostwick chair of English, and is Professor of Literature and Religion at the University of Richmond, where he teaches courses in 19th century studies and the Bible’s influence on Western literature. Author of several books, his writing has been praised by the New York Times as “provocative reading,” and includes, most recently, When Souls had Wings, a history of the idea of premortal life in Western thought, and a biography (with Matthew Grow) of Parley Pratt. The God Who Weeps (with Fiona Givens) was released in October. He is currently at work on a two-volume history of Mormon thought for Oxford University Press.
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