Douglas J. Davies's An Introduction to Mormonism (Introduction to Religion) PDF

By Douglas J. Davies

ISBN-10: 0511078366

ISBN-13: 9780511078361

ISBN-10: 0521520649

ISBN-13: 9780521520645

ISBN-10: 0521817382

ISBN-13: 9780521817387

Even supposing one of many quickest starting to be spiritual activities on the earth, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to be a secret by way of its middle ideals and theological constitution. This well timed publication offers an enormous creation to the fundamental background, doctrines and practices of The LDS--the "Mormon" Church. Emphasizing sacred texts and prophecies in addition to the an important Temple rituals of endowments, marriage and baptism, it truly is written by way of a non-believer, who describes Mormonism in ways in which non-Mormons can comprehend.

Show description

Read Online or Download An Introduction to Mormonism (Introduction to Religion) PDF

Best church history books

Anthony Jennings's The Old Rectory: The Story of the English Parsonage PDF

This can be a complete survey of the social, ancient and architectural value of the English parsonage and its destiny. conventional English rectories and vicarages, offered out of provider via the Church, became uniquely fascinating to estate purchasers and at the moment are loved by means of their new inner most vendors.

Download PDF by Carol Harrison: The Art of Listening in the Early Church

How did humans take into consideration listening within the historical international, and what proof can we have of it in perform? The Christian religion got here to the illiterate majority within the early Church via their ears. This proved challenging: the senses and the physique had lengthy been held in suspicion as all too temporal, mutable and distracting.

Local Responses to the English Reformation by R. Whiting PDF

This significant new research re-examines some of the most debatable problems with early glossy historical past: the impression of the English Reformation upon the English humans. It represents an enhance from the normal reign-by-reign narrative to a extra incisively thematic technique. Drawing at the author's personal study in church artwork in addition to in written documents similar to wills and parish debts, and comparing the findings of different contemporary historians, it forcefully demanding situations a number of of the at present stylish interpretations of this important period.

Extra resources for An Introduction to Mormonism (Introduction to Religion)

Example text

Theological belief can also affect geography as much as it did Mormon social action. The history of the world has been marked not only by the association of religious ideas with particular secular authorities but also by the emergence of groups dedicated to their religious ideals and seeking to manifest them within communities established as separate from others. Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism, for example, have all had their periods of geographical-politicalreligious power.

Earlier in this chapter I drew attention to the significance of relationships in the emergent LDS understanding of God and of other members of the Church. This, too, operates as a kind of category of thought within Mormonism and needs to be brought into a clear juxtaposition with the notion of ‘principles’. Indeed, one of the underlying themes of this book operates on the understanding that ‘relations’ and ‘principles’ serve as a combined element in directing and motivating LDS thought. This will become particularly apparent in chapter 6 when I analyse the nature and function of grace in Mormon theology, for there I will argue that there is an inherent tension present between the idea of ‘relations’ and that of ‘principles’.

This has relevance for Mormonism in that while it was born out of Adventism, ‘magical mysticality’, popular intellectualism and Masonry’ its earliest life took the form of a missionary movement. In fact it exemplifies van Rooden’s thesis in a novel form. Unlike missionary societies that were formed by people within or from established denominations, the LDS movement was a combination of Church and missionary society. So it was that the prophet could announce the word of the Lord as basic to the Church’s venture The birth and growth of Mormonism 31 and nature: ‘Send forth the elders of my church unto the nations .

Download PDF sample

An Introduction to Mormonism (Introduction to Religion) by Douglas J. Davies


by Brian
4.0

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 27 votes