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Introduction

Samuel Morris Brown

in In Heaven as It Is on Earth

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199793570
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932511 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter points out the major themes of the book, which include the perennial human struggle with the fact of mortality; the creativity within early Mormonism's response to prevalent Protestant ideas about life, death, and salvation; the broad reach of metaphysical correspondence within Mormonism; the marvelously literal nature of Mormon biblical exegesis; and the importance of Smith's amanuensis William Phelps.

Chapter.  3486 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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