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Title:Articles of Faith (Missionary Reference Library)
Format Type:Ebook
Author:James E. Talmage
Publisher:Deseret Book Company
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Articles of Faith (Missionary Reference Library) by James E. Talmage

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Articles of Faith (Missionary Reference Library) Twenty nine year old geologist and college president James E Talmage noted in his journal in Today I had an interview with the First Presidency of the Church another appointment for an interview was set for Monday next From these two meetings came a commission to write twenty four lectures twenty two of which were ultimately delivered to college audiences treating the basic tenets of LDS belief The lectures were then published by the church as The Articles of Faith the only authorized book length explication of Mormon doctrine The book proved to be one of several seminal treatises Talmage would write that would dominate the landscape of LDS thought for a century Talmage felt honored to write for the church and offered The Articles of Faith as a gift waiving royalties But after the first print run of quickly sold out church president Lorenzo Snow insisted that Talmage receive a reciprocal gift from the church of for the copyright The book has sold well to the present day Besides articulating well established points of doctrine The Articles of Faith also addressed controversies concerning eternal progress the Holy Ghost the kingdom of God rebaptism and unforgivable sins p Accompanying this edition of The Articles of Faith an exact photomechanical reproduction of the first edition is another albeit lesser known work compiled by Talmage entitled Latter day Revelation it is a abridged version of the church s Doctrine and Covenants apparently intended to replace the lengthier compilation Latter day Revelation was subsequently translated into several languages and was for many years the only version of the Doctrine and Covenants available in some countries Yet the English edition quietly disappeared soon after its release In the preface to the present volume Talmage scholar James P Harris explains why and provides further context for Talmage s treatment of the Thirteen Articles of Faith p

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