Greg Kofford Books has published a collection of papers from our first conference in a volume titled Discourses in Mormon Theology: Philosophical and Theological Possibilities, edited by James M. McLachlan and Loyd Ericson.
(From the back cover) A mere two hundred years old, Mormonism is still in its infancy compared to other theological disciplines (Judaism, Catholicism, Buddhism, etc.). This Volume will introduce its reader to the rich blend of theological viewpoints that exist within Mormonism. The essays break new ground in Mormon studies by exploring the vast expanse of philosophical territory left largely untouched by traditional approaches to Mormon theology.
It presents philosophical and theological essays by many of the finest minds associated with Mormonism in an organized and easy-to-understand manner and provides the reader with a window into the fascinating diversity amongst Mormon philosophers. Open-minded students of pure religion will appreciate this volume's thoughtful inquiries. These essays were delivered at a recent conference of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology.
Table of Contents:
“A ‘Communities of Discourse’ Approach to Early LDS Thought”
“The Modernism Controversy: William Henry Chamberlin, His Teachers Howison and Royce, and the Conception of God Debate”
James M. McLachlan
“Prayer and Divine Attributes”
“Theological Method and the Question of Truth: A Postliberal Approach to Mormon Doctrine and Practice”
“The Relation of Moral Obligation and God in LDS Thought”
“Theology in the One Room Schoolhouse”
“Liberation Theology in the Book of Mormon”
“Is There a Place for Heavenly Mother in Mormon Theology?”
“Walter Benjamin and the Book of Mormon”
“On Scripture or Idolatry vs. the True Religion”
“What Do We Really Believe? Identifying Doctrinal Parameters within Mormonism”
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