Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis

Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis

by Terryl L. Givens

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199794935
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/03/2017
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 738,141
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Terryl L. 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 Jabez A. Bostwick Chair of English and is Professor of Literature and Religion at the University of Richmond, where he teaches courses in nineteenth-century studies and the Bible's influence on Western literature. His writing has been praised by the New York Times as "provocative reading," and his numerous books include When Souls Had Wings, a history of the idea of premortal life in Western thought, as well as The God Who Weeps (with Fiona Givens) and Wrestling the Angel.

Table of Contents

Priesthood, Church Organization, and Governance
1. Prophet: From Calling to Office
2. The Two Priesthoods
3. Quorums and Councils

Scripture
1. Bible
2. Book of Mormon
3. Doctrine and Covenants
4. Pearl of Great Price

Sacraments (ordinances)
1. Baptism
2. Lord's Supper ("sacrament")
3. Priesthood blessings
4. Temple ordinances

Worship
1. Congregational forms
2. Temple work

Church law
1. Tithing
2. Word of Wisdom
3. Sexuality

Eschatology
1. Providential history
2. Millennialism
3. Zion

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