OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity: Volume 1

ISBN : 9780199794928

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¥5,995
著者: 
Terryl L. Givens
ページ
424 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
167 x 240 mm
刊行日
2014年11月
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In this first volume of his magisterial study of the foundations of Mormon thought and practice, Terryl L. Givens offers a sweeping account of Mormon belief from its founding to the present day. Situating the relatively new movement in the context of the Christian tradition, he reveals that Mormonism continues to change and grow. Givens shows that despite Mormonism's origins in a biblical culture strongly influenced by nineteenth-century Restorationist thought, which advocated a return to the Christianity of the early Church, the new movement diverges radically from the Christianity of the creeds. Mormonism proposes its own cosmology and metaphysics, in which human identity is rooted in a premortal world as eternal as God. Mormons view mortal life as an enlightening ascent rather than a catastrophic fall, and reject traditional Christian concepts of human depravity and destiny. Popular fascination with Mormonism's social innovations, such as polygamy and communalism, and its supernatural and esoteric elements-angels, gold plates, seer stones, a New World Garden of Eden, and sacred undergarments-have long overshadowed the fact that it is the most enduring and even thriving product of the nineteenth century's religious upheavals and innovations. Wrestling the Angel traces the essential contours of Mormon thought from the time of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young to the contemporary LDS church, illuminating both the seminal influence of the founding generation of Mormon thinkers and the significant developments in the church over almost 200 years. The most comprehensive account of the development of Mormon thought ever written, Wrestling the Angel will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the Mormon faith.

目次: 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
MATTER AND METHOD
1. Historical Prelude
2. Mormonism and Theology
3. The Theology of Restoration
THE CONTENT
4. A Short Primer on Mormonism
COSMOLOGY
5. Eternalism
6. Monism
7. Intelligence and Law
THE DIVINE
8. The Godhead
9. Revealer God
10. Vulnerable God
11. Embodied God
12. Mother God
13. Adam-God
14. Christology
15. Holy Ghost
16. Other Beings
THE HUMAN
17. Premortality
18. The Fall
19. Embodiment
20. Salvation
21. Theosis

著者について: 

Terryl L. Givens is Professor of Literature and Religion and James A. Bostwick Chair of English at the University of Richmond. His books on Mormonism and American religious culture include By the Hand of Mormon, People of Paradox, Parley P. Pratt (with Matthew Grow), and Viper on the Hearth.

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