Journal 35:4 | BYU Studies

Journal 35:4

Volume 35:4 (1995-96)
This issue of BYU Studies contains articles on a variety of topics. Latin American historian Mark Grover tells of the executions of Rafael Monroy and Vicente Morales in 1915, placing the event in the context of the religious, social class, and nationalist conflicts of the Mexican Revolution. Robert Fogel, prominent scholar of population economics and American institutions, discusses religious...Read more

The Doctrine of Divine Embodiment: Restoration, Judeo-Christian, and Philosophical Perspectives (Intro)

*This article is being offered free as a courtesy to lds.org as it was footnoted in an expanded Gospel Topic on their site. This article has been broken into sections. This page contains the introduction. Read Part I: Restoration of the Doctrine of Divine Embodiment ; Part II: Early Christian Belief in an Embodied God ; and Part III: Philosophical Arguments Regarding Divine Embodiment . Read more

Part I: Restoration of the Doctrine of Divine Embodiment

*This article is being offered free as a courtesy to lds.org as it was footnoted in an expanded Gospel Topic on their site. This article has been broken into sections. This page contains Part I: Restoration of the Doctrine of Divine Embodiment. Read the introduction ; Part II: Early Christian Belief in an Embodied God ; and Part III: Philosophical Arguments Regarding Divine Embodiment . Read more

Part II: Early Christian Belief in an Embodied God

*This article is being offered free as a courtesy to lds.org as it was footnoted in an expanded Gospel Topic on their site. This article has been broken into sections. This page contains Part II: Early Christian Belief in an Embodied God. Read the introduction ; Part I: Restoration of the Doctrine of Divine Embodiment ; and Part III: Philosophical Arguments Regarding Divine Embodiment . Read more

Part III: Philosophical Arguments Regarding Divine Embodiment

*This article is being offered free as a courtesy to lds.org as it was footnoted in an expanded Gospel Topic on their site. This article has been broken into sections. This page contains Part III: Philosophical Arguments Regarding Divine Embodiment. Read the introduction ; Part I: Restoration of the Doctrine of Divine Embodiment ; and Part II: Early Christian Belief in an Embodied God . Read more

Gentle Father

In this personal narrative, a son learns important life lessons from his gentle father: hard work, restraint, fairness, respect, and even when to give gentle disrespect to a ruthless person. Read more

Ye Shall See the Heavens Open: Portrayal of the Divine and the Angelic in Latter-day Saint Art

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Waiting for Alejendro

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Henry Caswall: Anti-Mormon Extraordinaire

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Peter and John, Shortly after Dawn

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Priesthood Restoration Documents

Few events in the history of the Restoration are as consequential as the bestowal of the priesthood upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. The following excerpts from early Church documents recount all of the known direct statements from the first twenty years of Church history specifically concerning the restoration of the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods. In addition to compiling the... Read more

Daughter, in April

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Inventing Mormonism: Tradition and the Historical Record

It had to come! Two well-known sleuths of early Mormon history have written what might be called their final testament—the end result of two-and-one-half decades' tedious research into Mormon origins. Presbyterian pastor Wesley Walters had been researching early Mormon history since the late 1960s. Lapsed-Mormon Michael Marquardt's interest in Mormon beginnings and Joseph Smith stretches back at... Read more

Joseph Smith's United Order and Brigham Young's United Order

KENT W. HUFF. Joseph Smith's United Order: A Non-Communalistic Interpretation. Springville, Utah: By the author, distributed by Cedar Fort, 1988. KENT W. HUFF. Brigham Young's United Order: A Contextual Interpretation. Provo, Utah: By the author, distributed by Theological Thinktank (available by special order through Deseret Book), 1994. These two volumes contain wide-ranging perspectives on the... Read more

Differing Visions: Dissenters in Mormon History

Differing Visions is a collection of biographical and analytical essays about dissenters from various branches of Mormonism and about the phenomenon of dissent in Latter-day Saint religious history. The core of the book consists of seventeen biographical chapters by different authors succinctly describing the experiences of seventeen dissenters from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Read more

The Story of the Book of Abraham: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Mormonism

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Plain and Precious Truths Restored: The Doctrinal and Historical Significance of the Joseph Smith Translation

In this collection of papers presented at the 1995 BYU Symposium, "As Translated Correctly," participants emphasize the value of the Joseph Smith Translation (JST) and its relationship to the standard works. Much of this information will be new to most readers. Elder Dallin H. Oaks warns against the "spiritual dangers of ignoring or neglecting the prophetic teachings" in the JST and advocates its... Read more

Creatio ex Nihilo: The Doctrine of "Creation Out of Nothing" in Early Christian Thought

The original German text of this book appeared in 1978 with the title Schöpfung aus dem Nichts: Die Entstehung der Lehre von cler creatio ex nihilo. Only minor changes occur in the English text. The thesis focuses on the origin and roots of the doctrine of creation "out of nothing." However, Gerhard May also emphasizes the interplay between ideas about creation and other facets of theology. The... Read more

Turning Hearts: Short Stories on Family Life

This collection of stories written by LDS authors provides readers with ideas about how healthy families function and how parents and children can resolve problems in positive ways to strengthen individuals, heal schisms, and bind families together. It is also a collection of stories about adults acting in adult roles. These are in many ways faith-promoting stories. The protagonists come away... Read more

Reno-Bentine Site

Religion scholar Jacob Neusner looks at the corporeal nature of God through the lens of Mormonism and Judaism. He addresses anthropomorphism and incarnation, and concludes that the way to know God is through "our relationship with him, not through our act of the incarnation of God in heart and mind and soul." Neusner appreciates the powerful doctrine of God's corporeality taught by the Prophet... Read more

Volume 35 Index

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