An Introduction to Mormonism
By (author) Douglas James Davies
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Introduction to Mormonism by Douglas James Davies
Book DescriptionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the fastest growing religious movements in the world. It is highly visible, with a massive missionary program, yet it remains a mystery in terms of its core beliefs and theological structure. This 2003 book provides an introduction to the basic history, doctrines and practices of The LDS - the 'Mormon' Church. Written by a non-Mormon it neither seeks to prove or disprove the truthfulness of the religious claims of that faith but rather to describe them in ways that non-Mormons can understand. Particular emphasis is given to sacred texts and prophecies as well as to the crucial Temple rituals of endowments, marriage and baptism for the dead, through which human beings may achieve their divine potential. This rich comparative study offers an understanding of Mormon theology and ideas of humanity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521520645
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Douglas James Davies
Introduction to Mormonism, Hardback (October 2003)
An introduction to the core beliefs and theological structure of the Mormon church, first published in 2003.
Death, Ritual and Belief, Paperback (July 1997)» View all books by Douglas James Davies
Exploring beliefs and practices concerning death in world and ethnic religions, this volume places a special emphasis on human identity and death rites.
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Author Biography - Douglas James Davies
Douglas J. Davies is Professor in the Study of Religion at the Department of Theology at the University of Durham. He is the author of numerous books including The Mormon Culture of Salvation (2000) and Death, Ritual and Belief (2002).
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