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When Souls Had Wings - Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

By: Givens, Terryl

Price: $28.95  $26.06

Publisher: USA, Oxford University Press: 2009

Seller ID: 57625

Condition: New


Brand new softcover book! ; The idea of the pre-existence of the soul has been extremely important, widespread, and persistent throughout Western history--from even before the philosophy of Plato to the poetry of Robert Frost. When Souls Had Wings offers the first systematic history of this little explored feature of Western culture. Terryl Givens describes the tradition of pre-existence as "pre-heaven"--the place where unborn souls wait until they descend to earth to be born. And typically it is seen as a descent--a falling away from a happier and ... View more info

RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD - A Latter-Day Saint View

By: Palmer, Spencer J. / Roger R. Keller / Dong Sull Choi / James A. Toronto

Price: $12.00  $10.80

Publisher: Provo, UT U. S. A., Brigham Young University: 1990

Seller ID: 9684

Condition: Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket


Cover has some light edge and corner wear. Signed and inscribed by authors inside front cover.; As the Church expands increasingly world-wide, every Latter-day Saint should know something about each of the major religions of the world. From an LDS perspective, no better text exists than this book for understanding Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and the other great religious traditions of the world. Written by four BYU professors with extensive religious experience in Asia, the Middle East, and throughout the Western world, this readable volume provides fascinating and enlightenin... View more info

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Why I Stay - The Challenges of Discipleship for Contemporary Mormons

By: Rees, Robert A. (Editor)

Price: $24.95  $22.46

Publisher: Signature Books: 2011

Seller ID: 53530

Condition: New


Brand New Book. ; Mormonism is a community with two faces: progressive and conservative. This is true of nearly all faith traditions, which can be alternately open or defensive, traditional or innovative, accepting or judgmental. In the case of the LDS Church, it continues, a century after having shaken off the stigma of polygamy, three decades after embracing blacks as equals, and in the face of international growth, to wrestle with freeing itself from its past insularity. In doing so, it will find its place within the larger religious world and its accommodation to the challenges of modernis... View more info

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Vistas on Visions - A Golden Anniversary History of Church Education in Southern California

By: Rimington, David B.

Price: $14.00  $12.60

Publisher: Anaheim, CA, Shumway Family History Services: 1988

Seller ID: 43516

Condition: Very Good


Cover has some light edge and corner wear. ; The purpose of this history is to provide a record of the development of the Church Educational system of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern California area. The occasion is the fiftieth anniversary of the beginnings of CES in California, generally marked by the arrival of Elder John A. Widtsoe at the University of Southern California by invitation from that University, to Participate in the religious education of its students during the 1935-1936 school year. ; 6" x 9.5"; 236 pages View more info