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

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An Introduction to Mormonism

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: 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

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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