Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Refiner's Fire by John L. Brooke

This 1995 book presents an alternative and comprehensive understanding of the roots of Mormon religion, which proposes that the faithful will become gods. The book's central thesis is that the origins of Mormonism lie in the fusion of radical religion with magical ideas about recovering the divine powers of Adam lost in the fall from Paradise (ideas known as the hermetic philosophy) that occurred during the Reformation and the English Revolution. The book is organised around the two problems of demonstrating the survival of these ideas into the nineteenth century and of how they were manifested in Mormon doctrine. A final chapter outlines how Mormonism gradually has moved toward traditional Protestant Christianity since the 1850s. Besides religion, this book deals with magic, witchcraft, alchemy, Freemasonry, counterfeiting, and state-formation.

Buy The Refiner's Fire by John L. Brooke from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521345453
ISBN-10: 0521345456
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 444
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Oct-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Refiner's Fire by John L. Brooke

Book Reviews - The Refiner's Fire by John L. Brooke

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Refiner's Fire book by John L. Brooke and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By John L. Brooke

Heart of the Commonwealth by John L. Brooke
Paperback, July 2005
$103.50
Refiner's Fire by John L. Brooke
Paperback, May 1996
$65.66