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Mormon Worship, Terryl Givens 2010 University of Richmond

Mormon Worship, Terryl Givens

English Faculty Publications

Mormons, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints*, (LDS), worship God, the eternal Father, and Jesus Christ.

LDS doctrine designates temples as the most sacred sites of worship, the believers' homes as the second most privileged spaces for devotional acts, and the chapels, or meetinghouses, as the third most important. A temple (more than 100 worldwide in 2000) is a holy place, a "house of the Lord."


Young, Brigham, Terryl Givens 2010 University of Richmond

Young, Brigham, Terryl Givens

English Faculty Publications

Upon Joseph Smith's murder in 1844, Young, as president of the Quoram of the Twelve Apostles, was recognized as the new leader by most members of the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Latter-Day Saints, Church Of Jesus Christ Of, Terryl Givens 2010 University of Richmond

Latter-Day Saints, Church Of Jesus Christ Of, Terryl Givens

English Faculty Publications

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emerged in the 19th c. out of a Restoration* rather than a Reformation* ideology. Joseph Smith* organized the Latter-day Saints in Fayette, New York, in 1830, shortly after he produced the Book of Mormon* which, he claimed, he received from the angel Moroni and translated from an ancient record.


Mormon, Book Of, Terryl Givens 2010 University of Richmond

Mormon, Book Of, Terryl Givens

English Faculty Publications

In 1830 Joseph Smith* published a book he claimed to have translated "by the gift and power of God" from ancient gold plates buried in a hillside in upstate New York. The book records the details of three ancient peoples who had inhabited the North American continent.


Joseph Smith And The First Principles Of The Gospel, 1820-29, Richard Bennett 2010 Individual

Joseph Smith And The First Principles Of The Gospel, 1820-29, Richard Bennett

All Faculty Publications

So much of a biographical nature has been written lately on the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith that one may well wonder if there is anything new or important left to say about him. Dan Vogel and Richard Bushman, in their dramatically counterpoint interpretations of the Prophet--the former contending he was a "pious fraud" and the latter asserting he was a legitimate American prophet--have forced us to reconsider the earlier arguments and interpretations of Donna and Marvin Hill, Fawn Brodie, John Henry Evans, and George Q. Cannon. Yet the contrasting contributions of these latest two scholars, and the fervent ...


Wilford Woodruff And The Rise Of Temple Consciousness Among The Latter-Day Saints, 1877-84, Richard Bennett 2010 Individual

Wilford Woodruff And The Rise Of Temple Consciousness Among The Latter-Day Saints, 1877-84, Richard Bennett

All Faculty Publications

Historical evidence demonstrates that during the time Wilford Woodruff served as president of the St. George Temple, 1877-84, a profound change of attitude and a new understanding toward temple work developed among the Latter-day Saints. These years--highlighted as they were with completion of the St. George Temple; the introduction of endowments for the dead; the canonization of section 110 in the Doctrine & Covenants; and the construction of the Salt Lake, Manti, and Logan Temples--were critical to the formation of a new and rising temple consciousness and a growing sense of uniqueness among a people then undergoing a good deal of scrutiny ...


2010 - 104th Annual Summit, "Aliens & Light: Finding God In The Darkness", Abilene Christian University, Abilene Christian University 2010 Abilene Christian University

2010 - 104th Annual Summit, "Aliens & Light: Finding God In The Darkness", Abilene Christian University, Abilene Christian University

Lectureship and Summit Programs

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Seeing A Pneuma(Tic Body): The Apologetic Interests Of Luke 24:36–43, Daniel A. Smith 2010 Huron University College

Seeing A Pneuma(Tic Body): The Apologetic Interests Of Luke 24:36–43, Daniel A. Smith

Faculty Publications

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Revisiting The Empty Tomb: The Early History Of Easter, Daniel A. Smith 2010 Huron University

Revisiting The Empty Tomb: The Early History Of Easter, Daniel A. Smith

Faculty Publications

The Gospels disagree on what happened at the empty tomb, on who was there, and on what they saw or heard. The fact that our earliest written witness to the risen Christ, Paul, says nothing of the empty tomb has long provoked the question, what did early believers know about Easter, and when did they know it? Daniel A. Smith seeks to get behind the theological and apologetic concern to "prove" the resurrection and asks, where did the accounts of the early tomb come from, and what purpose did they originally serve? He shows that Paul is a valuable witness ...


Re-Examining Judas: Betrayer Or Best Friend?, Samantha Coe 2010 University of Redlands

Re-Examining Judas: Betrayer Or Best Friend?, Samantha Coe

Undergraduate Honors Theses

We may never know the true story behind the actions of Judas Iscariot - whether he handed Jesus over because of his greed, was possessed by the devil, or Jesus himself asked Judas to alert the authorities. Whether Judas was a betrayer or a best friend to Jesus is a question that can never be directly answered. What we can establish with certainty, however, is the manner in which the New Testament canon has shaped so much of what we consider truth.


Eruv And Establishment, Lorin Geitner 2009 Chapman University

Eruv And Establishment, Lorin Geitner

Lorin C. Geitner

An examination of how the Orthodox Jewish practice known as an "eruv", based in Jewish religious law, can help illustrate the tension between the Establishment and Free Exercise clauses of the First Amendment.


Law And Religion – The First Amendment And The Problems Of Alienation, Lorin Geitner 2009 Chapman University

Law And Religion – The First Amendment And The Problems Of Alienation, Lorin Geitner

Lorin C. Geitner

A survey of the different patterns of the relationship between of law to religion (and vice versa) in the course of world history, in order to provide historical and legal context and argue for the notion that the United States, truly, a secular society, but rather a religiously pluralistic one.


The 'Next Friends' Suit: Mary Baker Eddy And The Church Of Christ Scientist, On Trial, Lorin Geitner 2009 Chapman University

The 'Next Friends' Suit: Mary Baker Eddy And The Church Of Christ Scientist, On Trial, Lorin Geitner

Lorin C. Geitner

An examination of the competency trial of Mary Baker Eddy, and its subsequent effects and consequences.


Companion To The Catholic Enlightenment In Europe, Ulrich Lehner, Michael Printy 2009 Marquette University

Companion To The Catholic Enlightenment In Europe, Ulrich Lehner, Michael Printy

Ulrich L. Lehner

This book offers the first comprehensive overview of the Catholic Enlightenment in Europe. It surveys the diversity of views about the structure and nature of the movement, pointing toward the possibilities for further research. The volume presents a series of comprehensive treatments on the process and interpretation of Catholic Enlightenment in France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Holy Roman Empire, Malta, Italy and the Habsburg territories. An introductory overview explores the varied meanings of Catholic Enlightenment and situates them in a series of intellectual and social contexts. The topics covered in this book are crucial for a proper understanding of the ...


Book Review. Love: A Brief History Through Western Christianity, By Carter Lindberg. Reviews In Religion & Theology, Barnaby Hughes 2009 bepress (DC Admins)

Book Review. Love: A Brief History Through Western Christianity, By Carter Lindberg. Reviews In Religion & Theology, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

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