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Article
Journal: 45:1
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Harold Bloom, the self-proclaimed "unbelieving Jew" and distinguished scholar, recently characterized Joseph Smith as "a religious genius," stating that the religion Smith founded "is truly a biblical religion." More recently, Carl Mosser has written concerning the doctrine of that religion: "Mormonism's heresies are legion; they are also very interesting and often unique in the...

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"Harold Bloom, the self-proclaimed "unbelieving Jew" and distinguished scholar, recently characterized Joseph Smith as "a religious genius," stating that the religion Smith founded "is truly a biblical religion." More recently, Carl Mosser has written concerning the doctrine of that religion: "Mormonism's heresies are legion; they are also very interesting and often unique in...

Article
Categories: Christian Theology
Journal: 35:4
Description:

The doctrine that God the Father and God the Son are embodied persons, humanlike in form, has rich implications for both philosophical anthropology and theology, and it is one of the most distinctive teachings of the Restoration. While believers find the doctrine elevating and inspiring, critics have challenged it as being non-Christian and philosophically incoherent. I believe the critics are mistaken on both counts....

Article
Journal: 47:4
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The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) and the American prophet Joseph Smith (1805–1844) both radically critiqued nineteenth-century Christian culture.

ReviewArticle
Categories: Book Reviews
Journal: 40:4
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Written by al-Ghazali (1058-1111), The Incoherence of the Philosophers (Tahafut al falasifa) has long been recognized as a classic of Islamic thought. In it, al-Ghazali launches a vigorous attack against twenty philosophical doctrines that he sees as threatening to the Islamic faith.

Article
Journal: 49:3
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David Paulsen, Jacob Hawken, and Michael Hansen discuss Sir Anthony Buzzard’s work Jesus Was Not a Trinitarian (2007). In this theological review essay, the authors show that the problems inherent in the doctrines of unitarianism and trinitarianism are addressed elegantly in the doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Article
Journal: 44:4
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Christian theology does not being at the beginning. That is, Christian theology began well after Jesus Christ walked the earth with his disciples and even after the last disciple and apostle died. . . .The apostles [had] tremendous prestige and authority. . . . While they were alive, there was no need for theology in the same sense as afterward. Theology was born as the heirs of the apostles began to reflect on...

Article
Journal: 39:1
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All of us have struggled or likely will struggle in a very personal way with the problem of evil. Paulsen asserts, "As I have perused the philosophical literature on the problem of evil and noted men's perplexities and then returned to once more ponder the revelations and teachings of Joseph Smith, I have been constantly amazed. Joseph had no training in theology, no doctor of divinity degree, his formal...

Podcast
Description: In societies where the herd mentality may be the norm, it can be difficult to step away for a moment to assess whether you and your fellow pilgrims are headed in the right direction. This is especially true in religious cultures, but occasionally notables such as Joseph Smith and Søren Kierkegaard ask the difficult questions, such as whether congregations are really necessary and how we should define true Christianity.
ReviewArticle
Reviewer: Jennifer Lane
Categories: Book Reviews
Journal: 47:4
Description:

This volume of academic discussions provides an important new resource to both LDS and non-LDS scholars as well as an educated, nonscholarly audience. It consists of eleven "dialogues," which include overviews, responses, rejoinders, and replies. Because the various authors share a background in contemporary Christian thought, some of the essays may be initially disorienting for Latter-day Saints without...

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