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Line upon Line: Essays on Mormon Doctrine (Essays on Mormonism Series)

by Gary James Bergera (Editor)

Other authors: Thomas G. Alexander (Contributor), Peter C. Appleby (Contributor), Gary James Bergera (Contributor), George T. Boyd (Contributor), David John Buerger (Contributor)9 more, Van Hale (Contributor), Boyd Kirkland (Contributor), Blake T. Ostler (Contributor), Stephen L. Richards (Contributor), Kent E. Robson (Contributor), Thaddeus E. Shoemaker (Contributor), Vern G. Swanson (Contributor), Dan Vogel (Contributor), Linda P. Wilcox (Contributor)

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Very interesting compilation of essays on Mormon doctrine, mostly dealing with the the nature of God and the Godhead in Mormon thought. ( )
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Bergera, Gary JamesEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alexander, Thomas G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Appleby, Peter C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bergera, Gary JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Boyd, George T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buerger, David JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hale, VanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kirkland, BoydContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ostler, Blake T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Richards, Stephen L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robson, Kent E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shoemaker, Thaddeus E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swanson, Vern G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vogel, DanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilcox, Linda P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Editor’s Introduction
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Speculative Theology: Key to a Dynamic Faith / Thaddeus E. Shoemaker
Defining the Contemporary Mormon Concept of God / Van Hale
The Earliest Mormon Concept of God / Dan Vogel
The Development of the Mormon Doctrine of God / Boyd Kirkland
The Reconstruction of Mormon Doctrine / Thomas G. Alexander
Omnipotence, Omnipresence, and Omniscience in Mormon Theology / Kent E. Robson
The Concept of a Finite God as an Adequate Object of Worship / Blake T. Ostler
Finitist Theology and the Problem of Evil / Peter C. Appleby, revised by Gary James Bergera
The Development of the Concept of a Holy Ghost in Mormon Theology / Vern G. Swanson
The Mormon Concept of a Mother in Heaven / Linda P. Wilcox
The Origin of the Human Spirit in Early Mormon Thought / Van Hale
The Idea of Preexistence in Mormon Thought / Blake T. Ostler
The Traditional Mormon Doctrine of Man / George Boyd
Salvation in the Theology of Joseph Smith / David John Buerger
Eternal Progression and the Second Death in the Theology of Brigham Young / Boyd Kirkland
Epilogue: Continuing Revelation and Mormon Doctrine / Stephen L. Richards
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0941214699, Paperback)

Line Upon Line brings together in one book some of the most thoughtful and compelling essays on Mormon doctrine and theology that have appeared in print. The contributors offer reflective, historical discussions of development of Mormon doctrine from the statements of church leaders, the writings of LDS theologians, and canonized scripture. These essays are the results of careful study by trained historians and skilled researchers who hope to foster greater thought and attention to the evolution of ideas which are often taken for granted. Noting the relative strengths and weaknesses of various theological or doctrinal teachings, they suggest that differences of opinion can indicate the presence fo genuine and sincere faith.

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