The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844
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The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844

by John L. Brooke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521345456

ISBN-13: 9780521345453

Pub. Date: 07/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Presenting a new and comprehensive understanding of the roots of Mormon religion, this study contends that the origins of Mormonism lie in the fusion of radical religion with occult ideas. It demonstrates the survival of these ideas and explains how they were manifested in Mormon doctrine.

Overview

Presenting a new and comprehensive understanding of the roots of Mormon religion, this study contends that the origins of Mormonism lie in the fusion of radical religion with occult ideas. It demonstrates the survival of these ideas and explains how they were manifested in Mormon doctrine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521345453
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2012
Pages:
443
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of maps; Preface; Part I. A Prepared People: 1. Dreams of the primal Adam; 2. The true spiritual seed; 3. Something of our ancestors; Part II. Hermetic Purity and Hermetic Danger: 4. A Urim spiritual; 5. Alchymical experiments; 6. I was born in Sharon; Part III. The Mormon Dispensation: 7. Secret combinations and slippery treasures in the land of Zarahemla; 8. The mysteries defined; 9. Temples, wives, bogus-making and war; 10. The keys to the kingdom; 11. A tangle of strings and the kingdom of God; 12. Let mysteries alone; Appendix: the sectarian and hermetic circumstances of Mormon origins in Vermont and New York; Abbreviations used in notes; Notes; Index.

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