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An introduction to Mormonism

Author: Douglas James Davies
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides an introduction to the basic history, doctrines and practices of The LDS - the 'Mormon' Church. Written by a non-Morman, it seeks neither to prove nor to disprove the truthfulness of the religious claims of that faith but rather to describe them in ways that non-Mormons can understand. Particular emphasis is given to sacred texts and prophecies as well as to the crucial temple rituals of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas James Davies
ISBN: 0521817382 9780521817387 0521520649 9780521520645
OCLC Number: 51770217
Description: v, 277 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Vision, plan and church --
The birth and growth of Mormonism --
Prophets and texts --
Divine-human transformations --
Death, faith and eternity --
Organization and leaders --
Ethics, atonement and agency --
Priesthood, stake and family --
Temples and ritual --
Identity, opposition and expansion.
Responsibility: Douglas J. Davies.
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An introduction to the core beliefs and theological structure of the Mormon church, first published in 2003.  Read more...

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"This wide-ranging, thorough, an dperceptive work is as accessible to the layperson as to the scholar and provides an important contribution to Mormon studies." Nova Religio "Davies describes the Read more...

 
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