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The Life And Thought Of Mormon Apostle Parley Parker Pratt, Andrew James Morse Jul 2013

The Life And Thought Of Mormon Apostle Parley Parker Pratt, Andrew James Morse

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In 1855 Parley P. Pratt, a Mormon missionary and member of the Quorum of the Twelve, published Key to the Science of Theology. It was the culmination of over twenty years of intellectual engagement with the young religious movement of Mormonism. The book was also the first attempt by any Mormon at writing a comprehensive summary of the religion's theological ideas. Pratt covered topics ranging from the origins of theology in ancient Judaism, the apostasy of early Christianity, the restoration of correct theology with nineteenth century Mormonism, dreams, polygamy, and communication with beings on other planets. For nearly fifty ...


An Historical Consideration Of F.C. Baur, His Life, Works, And Theological Thought, Especially In Regard To His Church History And Historical Theology, Steven Norman Goetz Jan 1979

An Historical Consideration Of F.C. Baur, His Life, Works, And Theological Thought, Especially In Regard To His Church History And Historical Theology, Steven Norman Goetz

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This thesis examines and evaluates F.C. Baur's philosophical and theological ideas as they relate to the writing of Church history and historical theology. The study is undertaken within the context of the problem of the relation between faith and history, which can be stated in more relevant categories for Church historiography as the problem of the relation between subject (faith) and object (history), and proposes that Baur's thought on this problem can be useful for the modern faith/history debate, and especially for the consideration of writing Church history.