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First Principles and Ordinances: The Fourth Article of Faith in Light of the Temple
First Principles and Ordinances
Author Samuel M. Brown
Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, Brigham Young University, 2014

First Principles and Ordinances: The Fourth Article of Faith in Light of the Temple

Reviewer Eric Samuelsen

Samuel M. Brown's splendid and sensitive meditation on the fourth article of faith, First Principles and Ordinances, reveals a mind that is simultaneously restless and faithful, rigorous and compassionate, sensible and sensitive. For Brown, the language of our faith, our talk of a loving Heavenly Father, suggests a social dimension to worship. This language locates devotion in an ongoing dialogue not just between Deity and supplicant, but between worshiper, family, and a larger faith community. As he puts it, "Faith to me is a story about commitment and abiding relationships; we limit the power of faith when we fail to see the role we play in our faith" (1).