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Foreword by JAMES P. HARRIS. Brand new! This is an exact copy of the original First Edition. ; Twenty-nine-year-old geologist and college president James E. Talmage noted in his journal in 1891: "Today I had an interview with the First Presidency of the Church ... another appointment for an interview was set for Monday next." From these two meetings came a commission to write twenty-four lectures, twenty-two of which were delivered to college audiences, treating the basic tenets of LDS belief. The lectures were published by the church as The Articles of Faith, to date the only authorized, book-length explication of Mormon doctrine. The book proved to be the first of several seminal treatises by Talmage that would dominate the landscape of LDS thought to the present.
Talmage said that he was honored to write for the church and that he intended his work to be a gift. However, after the first print run of 10,500 quickly sold out, church president Lorenzo Snow insisted that he receive a reciprocal "gift" from the church of $1,500 for the copyright. The book sold well for half of a century. Besides articulating well-established points of doctrine, The Articles of Faith addressed controversies concerning eternal progress, the Holy Ghost, the kingdom of God, rebaptism, and unforgivable sins.
Accompanying this edition of The Articles of Faith--an exact, photomechanical reproduction of the first edition--is another, albeit lesser-known work compiled by Talmage entitled Latter-day Revelation, a 1930 abridged version of the church’s Doctrine and Covenants that was apparently intended to replace the lengthier compilation. Latter-day Revelation was translated into several languages and was, for some time, the only version of the Doctrine and Covenants available in those languages. Yet the book quietly disappeared soon after its release. In the preface to the present edition, Talmage scholar James P. Harris explains why and provides further context for Talmage’s treatment of the Articles of Faith.
; 1899 First Edition Series; 1.99 x 7.84 x 5.82 Inches; 728 pages; 1560851678
Title: THE ARTICLES OF FAITH - A Study of the Articles of Faith, Being a Consideration of the Principal Doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Publisher: Signature Books: 2003
Condition: New in New Dust Jacket
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 55601