Joseph Smith Jesus and Satanic Opposition

This book explores Mormon theology in new ways from a scholarly non-Mormon perspective.

Joseph Smith  Jesus  and Satanic Opposition

Joseph Smith Jesus and Satanic Opposition

This book explores Mormon theology in new ways from a scholarly non-Mormon perspective. Bringing Jesus and Satan into relationship with Joseph Smith the founding prophet, Douglas Davies shows how the Mormon 'Plan of Salvation' can be equated with mainstream Christianity's doctrine of the Trinity as a driving force of the faith. Exploring how Jesus has been understood by Mormons, his many Mormon identities are described in this book: he is the Jehovah of the Bible, our Elder Brother and Father, probably also a husband, he visited the dead and is also the antagonist of Satan-Lucifer. This book offers a way into the Mormon 'problem of evil' understood as apostasy, from pre-mortal times to today. Three images reveal the wider problem of evil in Mormonism: Jesus' pre-mortal encounter with Lucifer in a heavenly council deciding on the Plan of Salvation, Jesus Christ's great suffering-engagement with evil in Gethsemane, and Joseph Smith's First Vision of the divine when he was almost destroyed by an evil force. Douglas Davies, well-known for his previous accounts of Mormon life and thought, shows how renewed Mormon interest in theological questions of belief can be understood against the background of Mormon church-organization and its growing presence on the world-stage of Christianity.

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Joseph Smith, Jesus, and Satanic Opposition
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Douglas J. Davies
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-27 - Publisher: Routledge

This book explores Mormon theology in new ways from a scholarly non-Mormon perspective. Bringing Jesus and Satan into relationship with Joseph Smith the founding prophet, Douglas Davies shows how the Mormon 'Plan of Salvation' can be equated with mainstream Christianity's doctrine of the Trinity as a driving force of the
Joseph Smith, Jesus, and Satanic Opposition
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Douglas James Davies
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Joseph Smith, Jesus, and Satanic Opposition explores Mormon theology in new ways from a scholarly non-Mormon perspective. Bringing Jesus and Satan into relationship with Joseph Smith the founding prophet, Douglas Davies shows how the Mormon 'Plan of Salvation' can be equated with mainstream Christianity's doctrine of the Trinity as a
Joseph Smith, Jesus, and Satanic Opposition
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Professor Douglas J. Davies
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-28 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

This book explores Mormon theology in new ways from a scholarly non-Mormon perspective. Bringing Jesus and Satan into relationship with Joseph Smith the founding prophet, Douglas Davies shows how the Mormon 'Plan of Salvation' can be equated with mainstream Christianity's doctrine of the Trinity as a driving force of the
Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Adam J. Powell
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-30 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy analyzes the relationship between experiences of religious persecution and the development of complex belief systems entailing deification. By examining the histories of early Christians and early Mormons, the study not only highlights social processes at work in the first stages of these new religious
Mormonism and American Politics
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Randall Balmer, Jana Riess
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-08 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

When Joseph Smith ran for president as a radical protest candidate in 1844, Mormons were a deeply distrusted group in American society, and their efforts to enter public life were met with derision. When Mitt Romney ran for president as a Republican in 2008 and 2012, the public had come

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