Tuesday, September 06, 2011

An Evening with an Author - '“This is My Doctrine:” The Development of Mormon Theology"'- Charles Harrell

This Is My Doctrine: The Development of Mormon Theology


We are delighted to announce the publication of "This is My Doctrine:" The Development of Mormon Theology by Charles R. Harrell, published by Greg Kofford Books.  ... Many of the principal doctrines defining Mormonism today have developed over the course of the Restoration. This book shows that these doctrines did not originate in a vacuum but were rather prompted and informed by the religious culture from which Mormonism arose. However, Mormons often interpreted these doctrines differently than their Christian neighbors. Early Mormons, like their early Christian and even earlier Israelite predecessors, brought with them their own culturally conditioned theological outlooks which often changed with time.

 In this first-of-its-kind comprehensive treatment of the development of Mormon theology, Charles Harrell traces the history of Latter-day Saint doctrines from the times of the Old Testament  to the present.
He describes how Mormonism has carried on the tradition of the biblical authors, early Christians, and later Protestants in reinterpreting scripture to accommodate new theological ideas while attempting to uphold the integrity and authority of the scriptures. In the process, he probes three questions: How did Mormon doctrines develop? What are the scriptural underpinnings of these doctrines? And what do critical scholars make of these same scriptures? This book provides a fascinating and ground-breaking examination into the rich field of Mormon theology.

Charles R. Harrell, PhD., is an associate professor in Brigham Young University's School of Technology. He is an ardent theological hobbyist and has published articles on Mormon theology in BYU Studies, The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, and Studies in Scripture.

We invite you to come to [Benchmark Books] to hear the author speak about and sign his book on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Dr. Harrell will be here from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., speaking at 6:00, and will answer questions and sign books before and after that time.

            We hope you will be able to attend this event, but if you can't and would like to have a book signed or personalized by the author, we will be happy to take a prepaid order and either hold or ship it to you.
Benchmark Books
3269 S. Main St., Ste. 250
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
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800-486-3112 (orders)
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