American Religions and the Rise of Mormonism The apostasy restoration cycle is one of the active organizing principles of Mormon thought Our children learn its rudiments early in the Sunday School training Investigators hear it in the first less

  • Title: American Religions and the Rise of Mormonism
  • Author: Milton V. Backman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 398
  • Format: paperback
  • The apostasy restoration cycle is one of the active organizing principles of Mormon thought Our children learn its rudiments early in the Sunday School training Investigators hear it in the first lesson of the Church missionary plan Some of our most notable scholars, Roberts, Talmage, Barker, and Nibley, have given us highly erudite versions Now Professor Milton BackmaThe apostasy restoration cycle is one of the active organizing principles of Mormon thought Our children learn its rudiments early in the Sunday School training Investigators hear it in the first lesson of the Church missionary plan Some of our most notable scholars, Roberts, Talmage, Barker, and Nibley, have given us highly erudite versions Now Professor Milton Backman of the Department of Religion at Brigham Young University has taken up the theme, concentrating on the preparation for the restoration, a segment of the cycle previously slighted.The apostasy restoration concept compelled Professor Backman to start his account of American religions with the rounding of the primitive church More than a quarter of the book is devoted to the early church, to its metamorphosis into Catholicism, and to the Protestant reforms of the sixteenth century Without recalling these events, the reader could not understand the direction of American religious development, that is, toward Joseph Smith s restoration of pure, first century Christianity To begin with the first settlements in America would rob the story of its meaning.

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    1. This book was amazing. It follows Christianity from the lives of the original 12 apostles, through the rise and organization of the Catholic Church, and Protestantism, then discusses the origins of religious movements in the Americas. While it was not super in depth on every religion discussed (which was a ton), it gave brief descriptions of key beliefs that set the religions apart. Of course the book is written from an LDS standpoint, so for people of other faiths it may not be ideal, but it wa [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this book. The author starts with a description of the primitive church and the origins of Catholicism and then progresses into a description of the various Reformations and the spread of Christian faiths in the early United States. I was pleasantly surprised at the objectivity the author maintained in his descriptions even though he is obviously writing from a LDS perspective (as evidence by the title) and culminates with the start of Mormonism in the early 1800s.I bought this [...]

    3. Boring, but informative. I was surprised to learn about the religious intolerance of pre-revolutionary America and that there were so many state-sponsored religions. For a book with "Mormonism" in the title, it was surprisingly lacking in information about the LDS Church.

    4. Adequate overview of many many world religions. The discussion on Mormon history lacks depth and seems to be written more like a missionary discussion - which is odd given that the book's audience is members of the church. Overall, a decent intro to several prominent theologies.

    5. This is an excellent book for anyone interested in learning about the history of Christianity in an objective review that is very well researched and highly referenced.

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