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 The Endless Quest and Perfect Knowledge

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780195167115
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0003
  The Endless Quest and Perfect Knowledge

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Joseph built the church on the foundation of dialogic revelation, physical artifacts, testable historical claims, and the promise of spiritual certainty. Truth claims are absolute and categorical. At the same time, Mormonism conceives of salvation as a process rather than event, tied to learning, knowledge acquisition, and growth in intelligence. Eternal progress and continuing revelation are key doctrines.

Keywords: dialogic revelation; historical claims; spiritual certainty; absolute truth; knowledge acquisition; eternal progress; continuing revelation

Chapter.  6766 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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