An Unexpected Case for an Anthropomorphic God

Title

An Unexpected Case for an Anthropomorphic God

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2022

Authors

Pagination

vii-xx

Volume

50

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Bibliographic Citation

Peterson, Daniel C. "An Unexpected Case for an Anthropomorphic God", Vol. 50. 2022:vii-xx.

Abstract

Given the knowledge of the corporeal, embodied nature of God that the Prophet Joseph Smith received in his 1820 First Vision, Latter-day Saints have argued from their earliest days that the Bible is most accurately understood as teaching precisely the same thing — that God has a body and that humans are literally created in his physical image. Now, a new book from an unlikely (and quite unintentional) ally makes a strong case for our position. It is a book that will both gratify Latter-day Saints and, at some points, offend them. In any event, readers of Interpreter should be aware of it.

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