THE THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE MORMON RELIGION - And, the Philosophical Foundations of Mormon Theology

THE THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE MORMON RELIGION - And, the Philosophical Foundations of Mormon Theology

By: McMurrin, Sterling M.

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; A Philosopher, Sterling M. McMurrin (1914-96) appreciated the similarities between Mormonism and Hellenistic Christianity. For instance, Church Fathers of the fifth century admired Plato, who taught that there is one God, coexistent with such eternal entities as Justice and Loveto which Joseph Smith added Priesthood and Church. Where Augustine modified Plato, Mormonism would tend to side with his critic, the Stoic-leaning Pelagius. In this broad context, what is Mormonism's contribution to the overall pursuit of life's fundamental, ontological questions? Herein lies McMurrin's intentan invitation to join him on a wide-ranging search for purpose. He finds his church's synthesis of heresy and orthodoxy to be refreshing and impressive in this light, in its treatment of evil, sin, and free will. Belief in a personal God may run counter to traditional faith, but it is nonetheless emotionally satisfying and accessible to the human imagination.

; Signature Mormon Classics Series; 0.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 220 pages;

Title: THE THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE MORMON RELIGION - And, the Philosophical Foundations of Mormon Theology

Author Name: McMurrin, Sterling M.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, University of Utah Press: 1965

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 58879

Keywords: Mormonism Christianity Religion & Spirituality Pentecostal Protestantism,