Chapter

 Everlasting Burnings and Cinder Blocks

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/9780195167115.003.0004
  Everlasting Burnings and Cinder Blocks

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Mormons believe God was once a man, and humans may become gods (theosis). God is embodied, sexuality is divinized, and the mundane, the quotidian, the earthly, is made celestial. Sacred distance collapses, and all things are spiritual. The result is a tension bordering on blasphemy or heresy.

Keywords: theosis; embodied God; divinized sexuality; earthly; sacred distance; blasphemy; heresy

Chapter.  6731 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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