The attributes of god is a critique of classical theism regarding some of the central concepts that have. Addressing the growing curiosity of the american public, bowman leads with a synopsis of former governor mitt romneys mormon heritage and then recounts the history of the church of latter. The book of mormon as a modern expansion of an ancient source. Every church congregation encounters challenging situations, some the same the world over, and others specific to each church. Book of mormongeographynew worldgreat lakes geography. In this, the first volume of a planned series of works on mormon thought, blake t. His current interests include analytic philosophy of religion, medieval theology. While considering ways of making the precepts of this divine book more readily available to the reader, a distinguishing format was devised to isolate the doctrinal precepts and at the same time render this rather complex volume of scripture more. Ostler is an attorney and independent scholar residing in salt lake city, utah,and the author of the multivolume exploring mormon thought series. John dehlin whenever the church depicts the translation of the book of mormon, they. Apologetics blake ostlers mormon publications site. All doctrine, whether it be mormon, catholic, buddhist, or baptist is judged in one court of appeals gods word. In line with the lds lay approach to religion, ostler is not a professional academic, but a salt lake city attorney who studies and writes philosophy at night.
A meditation on the endowment and love of atonement in this short volume, blake ostler departs from the more analytically rigorous approach that defined his groundbreaking exploring mormon thought series and instead offers a meditation and reflection on the deeper and more important aspects of mormon theology. In his longanticipated third volume, of god and gods, blake ostler steps through the common complaint that mormons arent christians because they believe in three separate individuals in the godhead as. Stanley grenz presents the traditional themes of christian doctrine god, humankind, christ, the holy spirit, the church, and the last thingsall within an emphasis on gods central program for creation, namely, the establishment of community. Mormonism and intelligent design sherlock, richard. Review of books on the book of mormon 19892011 by an authorized editor of byu scholarsarchive. His approach is deeply grounded in philosophy, especially the thinking of jurgen habermas and paul ricoeur, but if you can sift through its complexities, it is a goldmine for understanding practical theology. Video presentation posted online informal interview at 2008 fair conference. Reviewed by james morse mclachlan blake thought, t.
However, the six elements are not presented as a straightforward list, but. Exploring mormon thought is a weekly podcast that features discussions about mormon doctrine and theology that correlate with topics in the books series of the same name written by scholar and theologian blake ostler. Blake ostler, in his exploring mormon thought series, has shown both the sound biblical and philosophical footing lds theology has. The attributes of god is a critique of classical theism. The book of mormon is another witness of jesus christ and confirms truths from the holy bible. These books are the most important works on mormon theology ever written. Before coming to byu, he taught in the church educational system for 15 years. Book of mormon translation challenge home facebook. Book of mormon seminary teacher manual by the church of jesus. In this volume, the problems of theism and the love of god, blake shows the problems of more traditional views on soteriology the theology. Ostler, a mormon, is a practicing attorney specializing in educational law, employment law and intellectual property. In this short volume, blake ostler departs from the more analytically rigorous approach that defined his groundbreaking exploring mormon thought series and instead offers a meditation and reflection on the deeper and more important aspects of mormon theology.
Article published in book discourses in mormon theology. Ostler s monumental systematic work, exploring mormon thought, continues to be a major event in the development of mormon philosophical theology. Formatted as a companion to the church of jesus christs book of mormon 2020 course of study and its come, follow me study guides, this threevolume set, which includes the complete text of the book of mormon, is a valuable resource that includes intheverse notes and additional insights and commentary from the. Proposed book of mormon geographical setting wikipedia.
Blake thomas ostler born 1957 is an american philosopher, theologian, and lawyer. Urgent, sharp, and intimate, its ostler at his best. Blake ostler project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Blake ostler has published widely on mormon philosophy in professional academic philosophy journals such as religious studies oxford, england, the international journal for the philosophy of religion netherlands, and element. Exploring mormon thoughts tracks 095heavenly mother part 3 by exploring mormon. The journal of the society for mormon philosophy and theology, as well as mormon. But this book says a lot that is important and will be a welcome challenge to any interested in mormon theology. Baptize me lyrics performed by the book of mormon musical. Explorations in mormon theology c1990, by margaret merrill toscano and paul toscano html at signature books mormon neoorthodoxy. This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by brent j. A source book the following on page 102, this map is identical in practically all substantive details to ludlow et al. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.
World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the. This is a list for books which contribute to the study of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, or mormon church. Book 1 was kind of my first introduction to christian theology. Hes raised very important ideas such as the idea that inspired commentary was added as part of the book of mormon. All pages and cover are intact, but may have aesthetic issues such as small tears, bends, scratches, and scuffs. If its just too mindboggling, you can quickly find the answers by looking up the reference. Missing indices indicate people in the index who are not in the book of mormon. Items do not represent the official views of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints or of book of mormon central.
Back to the title of our pamphlet, the baptist version of the book of mormon. This manual is a resource to help seminary teachers prepare lessons from the scriptures. Before we examine some of the possible locations for book of mormon geography however, i would like to stress the fact that as of today, the lord has not revealed where the nephites or lamanites lived, and as such, the lds church has taken no official stance on anything related to book of mormon geography. Blake ostler has published widely on mormon philosophy in. Theres a podcast interview with blake ostler at mormon discussion.
He has published widely on mormon philosophy in journals such as religious studies, international journal for the philosophy of religion, dialogue. Mormons believe that the book of mormon is actually a compilation of 15 ancient books originally written from 600 b. Today we sit down with lds philosopher blake ostler his is the author of many books including his newest fire on the horizon. Written for both mormons and nonmormons interested in the relationship between mormonism and classical theism, his pathbreaking exploring mormon thought. Biblical merismus in book of mormon gospel references abstract this study is an extension of previously published work that identifies three inclusios in the book of mormon, each of which presents the same sixelement definition of the doctrine or gospel of jesus christ. He received a phd in family science, an ma in educational administration, and a ba in spanish teaching, all from brigham young university. Blake ostler has published widely on mormon philosophy in professional academic philosophy journals such as religious studies oxford, england, international journal for the philosophy of religion netherlands, and element. He has written numerous articles on the topics of mormon theology.
Ropp, a christian author who, by the way, served as a missionary to mormons, said that creating doubt in a mormons mind is an effective way to overcome ingrained teachings which inhibit mormons from accepting the gospel. There is nothing currently available that is even close to the rigor and sophistication. Apr 22, 2014 michael quinn, a well known mormon historian, indicates that joseph smith did read books that contained information about swedenborg and his doctrines,27 about 20 pages which seem to have been digested from heaven and hell. He has published articles in books entitled the gospel of john, line upon line, and rediscovering the book of mormon. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints is as american as apple pie, writes robert bowman in this bookletlength introduction to the mormon faith. Since there are so many creeds and religions in this world, the question posed in mark 11 is an important one in light of mormon doctrines. Ostler is a practicing attorney specializing in educational law, employment law and intellectual property. Review of books on the book of mormon 19892011 article title.
Blake thomas ostler born 19571 is an american philosopher, theologian, and lawy. Ostler these books are the most important works on mormon theology ever written. This proven systematic theology represents the very best in evangelical theology. In his preface to the first volume, the attributes of god, ostler explains that the books. In this volume, the problems of theism and the love of god, blake shows the problems of more traditional views on soteriology the theology of salvation, such as the arminian view, the reformedcalvinist view, and the catholic view on predestination, the. As i said earlier, having read the book of mormon through as a baptist minister, i was astonished at how often i kept running into protestant themes. What began your interest in studying philosophy and theology. Ostler is an attorney and independent scholar residing in salt lake city. Official doctrines of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, can be found at their website. Exploring mormon thought by blake t ostler, 9781589586543, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide.
Radio broadcast discussion theology with blake ostler mormon miscellaneous. Sillito html at signature books strangers in paradox. All articles on this site are opinions of the various authors and should not be interpreted as official lds doctrine. The baptist version of the book of mormon by lynn ridenhour. He has written numerous articles on the topics of mormon theology, philosophy, and thought. Setting aside the titles tongue n cheek tendency, there is an element of truth im getting at. This concept has been obscured in mormon thought in part because of the emphasis on the distinctness of the divine persons.
In light of the bible by what authority doest thou these things. Books the society for mormon philosophy and theology. Indeed, many would take exception with using the term anti mormon in relation to the book. It provides 160 lessons that contain teaching suggestions, doctrines and principles, and scripture mastery helps. His books include the exploring mormon thought series and fire on the horizon. Books which provide a fair analysis of mormonism 5. John sorenson notes in his book, the geography of the book of mormon. Association for mormon lettersanyone who thinks seriously about the meaning of lds doctrine should read it. The attributes of god is a critique of classical theism regarding some of the. Exploring mormon thought listen to podcasts on demand. Blake is an attorney and independent scholar residing in salt lake city, utah, and the author of the multivolume exploring mormon. Written for both mormons and nonmormons interested in the relationship between mormonism and classical theism, his pathbreaking exploring mormon.
Jul 10, 2017 the prophet joseph smith declared a person would get nearer to god by abiding by the precepts of the book of mormon than by any other book. Ostler explores christian and mormon notions about god. The journal of the society for mormon philosophy and theology, as well as in the mormon. Witnessing to mormons christian research institute.
Since my engagement will inevitably raise questions about the organization and arguments of ostler. Schmidt which was published in our newest issue, 54. Essays in mormon theology blake ostler has been one of the most stimulating, deep, and original thinkers in the latterday saint community. Greg kofford books has published a collection of papers from our first conference in a volume titled discourses in mormon theology. Blake ostlers mormon theology book of mormon central. Ostler we sat down with blake ostler for a short interview just in time for the paperback reissue of exploring mormon thought, vol. Ostler continues s monumental to be a major systematic event in work, the development exploring mormon of mor thought, continues to be a major event in the development of mormon philosophical theology. Lake city, utah, and the author of the multivolume exploring mormon tho. The journal of the society for mormon philosophy and theology 4, no. Craig james ostler has been a professor of church history and doctrine at byu for more than 20 years. I want to focus on a concept in the mormon scriptures that is rarely discussed the concept of divinityassuch.
Ive never once seen the church depict a picture with joseph with his head in a hat. Ostler is a member of the society of christian philosophers. This item shows signs of wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. Zondervan, 2002 is, by many accounts, a different type of anti mormon book. Exploring mormon thought podcast on demand exploring mormon thought is a weekly podcast that features discussions about mormon doctrine and theology that correlate with topics in the books series of the same name written by scholar and theologian blake ostler. They make a great spring board for those who want to do further reading into mormon studies or theology in general. Richard osmer here seeks to teach congregational leaders including, but not limited to, clergy the requisite knowledge and skills to meet such situations with sensitivity and creativity. We build enduring faith in jesus christ by making the book of mormon. Oct 01, 2001 in this, the first volume of a series of works on mormon thought, blake t. Radio broadcast discussion theology with blake ostler mormon. Revisioning the mormon concept of god, by blake ostler.
Emanuel swedenborg and mormonism mormon lds reformation. The journal of the society for mormon philosophy and theology. Philosophical and theological possibilities, edited by james. Advocates of the expansion theory must admit that the theory compromises the book of mormon as history, but they defend that move by claiming that its value as theology remains undiminished. Exploring mormon thought free listening on soundcloud. Blake ostler is a practicing attorney specializing in educational law, employment law, and intellectual property. Biblical merismus in book of mormon gospel references. Maxwell institute, brigham young universitythis may be the most exciting volume to come out on mormon theology ever. Private collector of rare mormon books, the 1830 first edition book of mormon, mormon art and artifacts, historic mormon paintings, autographed historical documents, early mormon historical photographs, mormon imprints from palmyra, zion, kirtland, and nauvoo, and anything related to the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. Mar 16, 2009 witnessing to mormons getting started harry l. Items do not represent the official views of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints or of book of mormon. Complete works blake ostlers mormon publications site.954 1313 661 648 173 1441 336 161 382 1568 434 484 119 258 730 1512 1315 1424 243 3 427 583 844 861 950 792 494 1285 141