Prophetic Messages or Dogmatic Theology? Commenting on the Book of Mormon: A Review Essay

Title

Prophetic Messages or Dogmatic Theology? Commenting on the Book of Mormon: A Review Essay

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

1989

Authors

Journal

FARMS Review

Pagination

91-113

Volume

1

Issue

1

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Midgley, Louis C. "Prophetic Messages or Dogmatic Theology? Commenting on the Book of Mormon: A Review Essay" In FARMS Review, Vol. 1. 1989:91-113.

Abstract

Review of Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Volume I: First and Second Nephi (1987), and Volume II: Jacob through Mosiah (1988), by Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet.

The faith of the Nephites and the language of the Book of Mormon tends to be harmonized with certain contemporary statements about Mormon beliefs. The Book of Mormon should be more than a resource for theology. Rather than seeking confirmation for what we already know, we should search for the meaning and message of the text.

Theology
Prophet
Doctrine

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