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Divine Anthropology

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/9780199793570.003.0010
Divine Anthropology

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This chapter explores the relationships between the Mormon Chain of Belonging and Smith's “divine anthropology,” his belief that humans, Gods, and angels are members of a species of eternal being he termed “Ahman.” This divine anthropology situates and clarifies Mormon beliefs about human preexistence, Mother in Heaven, human divinization, and divine anthropomorphism.

Keywords: divine anthropology; human preexistence; human divinization; Mother in Heaven; divine anthropomorphism

Chapter.  12326 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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