Mormonism and early Christianity

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Published by Deseret Book Co., Foundation for Ancient Research and Morman Studies in Salt Lake City, Utah, Provo, Utah .

Written in English

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  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
  • Bible. N.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600,
  • Mormon Church

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Book details

StatementHugh Nibley ; edited by Todd M. Compton and Stephen D. Ricks ; foreword by Todd M. Compton.
SeriesThe Collected works of Hugh Nibley ;, v. 4
LC ClassificationsBR166 .N53 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 446 p. ;
Number of Pages446
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2395580M
ISBN 100875791271
LC Control Number87025291

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Welch, John W. " Early Mormonism and Early Christianity: Some Providential Similarities."In Window of Faith: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on World History, edited by Roy A. Prete, Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (Signature Books, ) received best book awards from MHA and JWHA, as well as the Grace Arrington Award for Historical Excellence.

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Question: "How should Christians view the Book of Mormon?" Answer: When Mormon missionaries (properly called Latter Day Saints or simply "LDS") come to your door, they will often offer a free copy of the Book of Mormon and tell you about its author, Joseph Smith. Smith, they will say, translated the Book of Mormon from golden plates he dug up in a hill in New York in the early s.

Historic Christianity Mormonism. The Bible (Old and New Testaments) is the unique, revealed, and inspired Word of God. It is the sole authority for faith and practice for Christians.

(see 2 Tim. ; 2 Pet. ) Recognizes the LDS Four Standard Works as authoritative. I’ve repeatedly described my simultaneous investigation of Christianity and Mormonism. The four-part investigative template I used to examine the reliability of the Christian Gospels and the Book of Mormon caused me to embrace the former while rejecting the latter.

Perhaps the most powerful evidence I discovered related to the untrustworthy nature of Joseph Smith (the founder of Mormonism. A very comprehensive look at the differences between Mormonism and Early Christanity.

The beliefs of the early Christian Fathers (like Origen) were very similar to mormonism. He takes you through the dark ages and Christanity /5. One passage says that the Book of Mormon “shall establish the truth” of the Bible “and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues, and people, that the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the world; and that all men must come unto him, or they cannot be saved.” 8 In its more than six thousand verses, the Book of Mormon Mormonism and early Christianity book to Jesus Christ almost four thousand times and by.

Mormonism and early Christianity. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Co. ; Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Mormonism and early Christianity book / Contributors: Hugh Nibley; Todd Compton; Stephen David Ricks; Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.

Christianity Christians believe that God is three in one, or triune. He is one God, consisting of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Therefore, Christians baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew ).

Mormonism. Mormons view the doctrine of the trinity as a false and pagan notion. The flourishing of both early Christianity and early Mormonism owed much to the conditions that happened to prevail in the decades that immediately preceded and followed their inceptions, and these circumstances extended far beyond the broad elements of a “supportive cultural tradition,” a manifestation of “revelation,” a “period of social crisis,” and “reinforcement by a support group” that.

Early Mormonism agreed with Methodists and the Disciples of Christ in rejecting Calvinistic doctrines in favor of Christian perfection and free will (called free agency). Also, while the Book of Mormon affirmed the doctrine of original sin, it also agrees with other Arminian denominations that children are incapable of sin and in a state of grace.

5. The Book of Mormon is the second sacred text of Mormons. Next to the bible, the LDS church believes in the Book of prophets who lived from BC to AD wrote the book.

As we touched on above, the Prophet Joseph Smith translated the ancient book by what he called a revelation from God. Christianity and Mormonism are similar in the sense that both faith systems claim to be rooted in history; the Bible in the ancient history of the Middle East, the Book of Mormon in the ancient history of the North American continent.

Both sets of writings claim to be written by men who were eyewitnesses to the events they recorded. Buy a cheap copy of Mormonism and Early Christianity book by Hugh Nibley.

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Ricks. In Father Lehi’s justly famous sermon to his son Jacob, Adam’s transgression is depicted in a remarkably favorable light: the fall was a necessary precondition for mortality, for redemption, and for joy; the serpent figure in the Garden of Eden was Satan, an angel who fell from heaven.

That is the era treated in the nine essays collected in this volume. The essays cover such subjects as early accounts of Jesus' childhood, the Savior's forty-day ministry after his resurrection, baptism for the dead in ancient times, the passing of the primitive church, and the early Christian prayer circle.

The word Mormon was used to call the early followers of Joseph Smith. The members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are called Mormons by our friends outside the church because we believe in the Book of Mormon — the “keystone” of the organization.

However, the nicknames “Mormons”, “Mormonism”, and “Mormon Church” are not acceptable. After the publication of the Book of Mormon, Mormonism began to grow.

Because their religion was so deviant from Christianity, i.e., plurality of gods, polygamy (Joseph is said to have had 27 wives), etc., persecution soon forced them to move from New York to Ohio.

August: Smith locates a publisher for the Book of Mormon in Palmyra and typesetting begins. The 5, copy initial print run is financed by a $3, mortgage on Harris' farm.

The Mormon religion was officially founded in when The Book of Mormon was published. Today, the LDS church is most prevalent in the.

Aside from the Book of Mormon not containing the so-called “precious truths” that were allegedly lost, of LDS essential doctrines (e.g., LDS polytheism [i.e., the idea that many true Gods exists, technically, henotheism], Exaltation, Eternal Progression, the idea of Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods, sealing, eternal marriage et al.), the LDS doctrine has always rejected the biblical.

It is not Christian, and Mormons serve a different god than Christians - a god that does not exist. Paul talks about this in Gal."when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods." Only the God of the Bible exists.

There are no others. Mormonism puts its. The Book of Mormon is a history of the doings of very fallible humans, while devotees of the Koran disdain to attribute to it anything as banal as human history.

While Joseph Smith “copies out the peculiar written characters of the holy book,” Meyer notes, Like the early Christians and Jews, the Koran is aware of the great importance of.

Mormonism teaches that: “Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy” (Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi ). These are just a few of numerous examples. Not only does Mormonism teach the direct opposite of the Bible in many places, it also has.

The circumstances under which The Book of Mormon came to be are essential to understanding the divide that sometimes exists between Mormons and the rest of Christendom.

The criticisms began when Joseph Smith, the founder of the church, claimed visitations from angels in the early s, due to the popular belief among Christians that miracles.

Mormons accept the Bible, the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price as works of scripture. Mormon vs Christian Demographics. Data suggest that there are around billion Christians in the world while there are approxmately 15 million Mormons.

Mormon scripture is rife with references to God’s emotions; the Book of Moses famously tells of God weeping for humanity, and the Book of Mormon speaks of the resurrected Christ being so moved with compassion for the Nephites that He “[tarried] a little longer with them.” These passages and others led Mormons to think of God as a loving father who was preoccupied with their happiness and actively.

Examining the Fundamental Differences: Mormonism vs. Christianity There is a lot in the press today concerning Mormonism verses traditional Christianity.

With Mitt Romney, a Mormon and former bishop of the Mormon religion, having run for President, many wonder - are Mormons Christians.

Is Mitt a Christian. After all, their church is labeled as "The Church of. The word Mormon originally derived from the Book of Mormon, a religious text published by Smith, which he said he translated from golden plates with divine assistance. The book describes itself as a chronicle of early indigenous peoples of the Americas and their dealings with on the book's name, Smith's early followers were more widely known as Mormons, and their faith Mormonism.

In the new world (Book of Mormon world), there was a similar designation for Church members (Mosiah ; Alma ;). "Christian" designated those who were "true believers in Christ" and who "took upon them, gladly, the name of Christ, or Christians as they were called, because of their belief in Christ who should come".

The Republican nominee for president is a Mormon, there is a play on Broadway about the Book of Mormon and the LDS Church has launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign called “I’m a Mormon.” In light of the recent interest in Mormonism, it will be helpful to compare and contrast some of the key differences between Mormonism and Christianity.

The Book of Mormon: A Reader's Edition. Edited by Grant Hardy () Although Mark Twain famously dismissed the Book of Mormon as "chloroform in print," Mormonism's founding scripture deserves a. Mormonism and Early Christianity: Nibley, Hugh, Compton, Todd M., Ricks, Stephen D.: Books - (14).

1 Grant Hardy in Royal Skousen ed., The Book of Mormon, the Earliest Text, Yale University Press,p. xxii) [more quotes here] 2 Richard L.

Bushman, Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism, p. ; Terryl L. Givens, By the Hand of Mormon, p. 3 Dan Peterson, “Embracing the power of the Book of Mormon,” Deseret News, January 5, 4 “David Whitmer and the Shaping. Mormonism is a Christian restorationist religious movement that was founded by Joseph Smith.

For many years, members of the church were known as "Mormons" by those who were not members. This movement also says that the term Mormon is a nickname given to members early in the church's history, Mormons believe the people of the Book of.

F or nearly years, Mormons have both enraged and intrigued evangelicals. The rage has come from Mormon claims that the Book of Mormon contains new. Yes, Cortnee, we are Christians.” 1. In the past year, Mormonism has taken a front seat in the American public limelight. For example, the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon—created by the originators of the irreverent cartoon series South Park—pokes fun at the religion by focusing on Mormon missionaries.

The production became a hit and. Faith and Doubt: Mormonism and Orthodox Christianity January 3, January 3, Arthur Hatton I read the announcement today about the passing of President Thomas S. Monson, president and prophet of the LDS church, with a mix of emotions.

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