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Exploring Mormon Thought

The Problems With Theism And the Love of God

by Blake T. Ostler

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  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Greg Kofford Books Inc .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy,
  • Religion,
  • Christianity - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saomts (Mormon),
  • Religious,
  • Christianity - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Da

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages503
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8842610M
    ISBN 101589580958
    ISBN 109781589580954
    OCLC/WorldCa67696129

    Other reminiscences may be found which would indicate that the story was being told in the s, but at this point Exploring Mormon Thought book extent of the telling is not clear, and the weight of evidence would suggest that it was not a matter of common knowledge, even among Church members, in the earliest years of Mormon history. Further Reading David L. It is not known, of course, how generally the membership of the Church knew of the story by the end of the decade, but in the yearOrson Pratt published in England a missionary tract entitled Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions and of the Late Discovery of Ancient American Records. Givens divides the book into several topics spends about five pages each on a variety of sub-topics. This is not light reading, and one of the few books I actually had to have a dictionary handy for, but yet was still accessible to a layman like me with a desire to expand my knowledge and understanding about this subject.

    Is it a wonder that men were confused? If Ostler is right that sacred sex is as close as mortals analogously get to divine union, then is the centrality of our intertwined but Exploring Mormon Thought book bodies an accidental feature of this sexual intimacy, a feature that will eventually be purified and rendered translucent in divine light? In abouthowever, Joseph Smith apparently made a preliminary attempt to write the story, but this account was never published. Mormonism's God, by contrast, does not control events, predetermine outcomes, or effect a universe totally in harmony with his will. Book is extensively footnoted. Contact The Neal A.

    Roberts, 2nd ed. It was published by Oxford University Press and has a total of pages in the book. Since then, both Mormon and non-Mormon writers have made reference to it Exploring Mormon Thought book dealing with the history of the Church. No one had seen any one who had seen an angel. Neither Mormon nor non-Mormon publications made reference to it, and it is evident that the general membership of the Church knew little, if anything, about it. When it first came upon him, it produced a peculiar sensation throughout his whole system; and, immediately, his mind was caught away, from the natural objects with which he was surrounded; and he was enwrapped in a heavenly vision and saw two glorious personages.


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Exploring Mormon Thought by Blake T. Ostler Download PDF Ebook

From the Savior Himself in 3 Nephi comes the powerful, unmistakable witness that He and His Father are two separate, individual beings perfectly united with each other and the Holy Ghost in purpose, purity, and love.

Mormonism proposes its own cosmology and metaphysics, in which human identity is rooted in a premortal world as eternal as God. From all this, it would appear Exploring Mormon Thought book the general Church membership did not receive information about Exploring Mormon Thought book First Vision until the s and that the story certainly did not hold the prominent place in Mormon thought that it does today.

InEdward Stevenson published his reminiscences. Non-Mormon accounts of the rise of the Church written in the s made no mention of the story of the vision. Some statements are too definite for my comfort.

William, however, did not record the story of the First Vision. If Ostler is right that sacred sex is as close as mortals analogously get to divine union, then is the centrality of our intertwined but opaque bodies an accidental feature of this sexual intimacy, a feature that will eventually be purified and rendered translucent in divine light?

The intimacy of sex hinges on the intimacy of a shared confession that we both are bodies and that these bodies we share are, even to ourselves, a mystery. There are far too many works to give even a partial list here, but I will highlight a few of the notable authors.

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Thanks to the Givens for further illuminating the path with their scholarship. Awesome book By Notimeforfiction on Mar 26, this is a wonderful book, thought provoking, very well researched and notated, I thoroughly enjoy the insights and information presented in it.

My only concern from a scholarly perspective is that there are a few moments scattered throughout the book where Givens tends to insert his own goals for where Mormon theology should go with the topics.

3 Nephi 19:23

I saw many angels in this vision. Ostler served a mission to Milan, Italy from to I'm not sure I agree with Exploring Mormon Thought book the Givens' statements or their reasoning. The book is partly an outgrowth of a number of Mormon Scholars Foundation Exploring Mormon Thought book seminars Givens hosted over the past several years here at the Neal A.

Ostler also assesses the attributes of divine power, divine mutability, divine pathos, divine temporality and human and divine nature. This is where one attempts to consult all purported revelations in all religions in order to draw a composite of God. I called on the Lord for the first time in the place above stated, or in other words, I made a fruitless attempt to pray My tongue seemed to be swollen in my mouth, so that I could not utter, I heard a noise behind me like some one walking towards me, I strove again to pray, but could not; the noise of walking seemed to draw nearer; I sprang upon my feet and looked around.

God penetrates our being and envelops us in his being. Can any of these attributes be tweaked and God remain God? This volume was accepted as one of the standard works of the Mormon Church in It stood aghast at the statement which he made, and the testimony which he bore.

Lundwall, comp. A typical chapter takes a point of theology, first stating the traditional Christian view. Revelation for Morris, this means the Bible should therefore be allowed to correct our intuitions as necessary.

No one had seen him. John Corrill tells of his first contact with the Mormons through Parley P. If they differ or contradict each other, they can't all be right, can they? Revelations more often than not conflict. This is the book By John A Thompson on Jun 06, I'm only about two-thirds into it, but this is the book I've been looking for, something to really sink my teeth into about LDS theology.Jan 16,  · (Review of the same book above by James Faulconer.

A very different review) Re-visioning the Mormon Concept of God, by Blake Ostler.

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Blake Ostler’s Exploring Mormon Thought: The Attributes of God Exploring Mormon Thought book probably overall the best resource for. Nov 05,  · Book Summary: The title of this book is Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought and it was written by Terryl L.

Givens. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is Nov 05, and it has a suggested retail price of $Book Edition: 1st. He has also written Exploring Mormon Thought: The Attributes of God (vol.

1) and Exploring Mormon Thought: The Problems With Theism And the Love of God (vol. 2) in this series. He wrote in the Preface to this book, "My project has been a rescue operation to save the heart of God's revelations to the Hebrews from the Greek mind.Exploring Mormon Thought.

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Exploring Mormon Thought: Volume 2, The Problems of Theism and the Love of God

Exploring Mormon Thought is a weekly podcast that features discussions about Mormon Doctrine and Theology with Blake 5/5(4).About the Author: Blake T. Ostler is a practicing attorney download pdf in educational law, employment law and Exploring Mormon Thought book property. His books include the EXPLORING MORMON THOUGHT series and Fire on the Horizon: Meditations on the Endowment and Love of Atonement.

He has published widely on Mormon philosophy in journals such as Religious Studies, International Journal for the Philosophy of.Terryl L. Givens explores the foundations of Mormon thought in ebook of the most ambitious studies on the topic ever published.

((Most histories of the LDS Church spend time discussing religious belief, but sustained attention to Mormon thought, or theology, as the main subject of a book is rare.