Mcconkie, members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints have an obligation to understand the. His book created quite a stireven among the first presidency and quorum of the twelve. Mcconkie that have never before been available to the public. Mcconkies mormon doctrine will no longer be published by the church, and that it will not be sold by deseret book. Mcconkie s compendium mormon doctrine from deseret booktores. Elder mcconkie did not know when he spoke these words that in a coming day would be less than two weeks away in his mortal experience. Included in the first lds hymnbook and all since, 1835. Though i cannot say i have read it from cover to cover i can say i have spent many hours bruce r mcconkie was one of the greatest lds scholars. Mcconkies book mormon doctrine that he first published in 1958. These would include the bible, the book of mormon, the doctrine and covenants. All references to it had already been expunged from the gospel principles manual brought.
Mcconkie, mormon doctrine, 2nd edition, p 309 in a discussion of general authorities 17 every soul is free. They returned to ann arbor in 1925 in order for bruces father to continue his studies, and when he finished the following year, the mcconkie family settled in salt lake city. In this article we will investigate the teaching of mormonism regarding the doctrine of god and compare it with biblical teaching. All references to it had already been expunged from the. The story is that the brethren tried to get him to change some parts, but he initially refused since what he said was true mormon doctrine being taught at that time. He earned his masters degree in public administration from brigham young university and his doctorate in the same field from the university of georgia.
Today, mormonleaks introduces a series of documents called the mcconkie papers. The book of mormon is more correct than the bible, history of the church, 4. Actually, we have had our andrew jenson encyclopedias for many years, and if bruce r. In 1958, mcconkie published a book, mormon doctrine. Its first installment is a series of 37 unpublished sermons, lessons, and accounts written by bruce r. Mcconkie july 29, 1915april 19, 1985 was a general authority of the church. Mormon doctrine originally subtitled a compendium of the gospel is an encyclopedic work written in 1958 by bruce r. Mcconkies mormon doctrine isnt a onevolume encyclopedia of its subject, at least in intent, i dont know what it is.
This is a very interesting discussion on elder mcconkies mormon doctrine. Mcconkie was a seventy, a position of authority in the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, but lower in authority than an apostle or prophet. Since i didnt see the newscast, im not sure what reasons were given, but one viewer stated, why. Jul 08, 2014 many articles we currently have in the bible dictionary either are taken exactly from, or close to, the entries from mormon doctrine. President nelson grandfathers visit from the other side of the veil and family history work duration. Forgetting mcconkie by common consent, a mormon blog. This work on mormon doctrine is designed to help persons seeking sa. The church has confined the sources of doctrine by which it is willing to be bound before the world to the things that god has revealed, and which the church has officially accepted, and those alone. Mcconkie was a longtime general authority and member of the quorum of the twelve apostles. Jun 04, 2010 hi, ive been lurking on bcc for too long, and decided to comment, finally. Written by respected gospel scholars, joseph fielding mcconkie, robert l. May 20, 2010 last night on kutv in utah, an announcement was made which signals the end of an era. Mormonisms strange doctrines hiddenmysteries spiritual studies.
Download mormon doctrine bruce r mcconkie pdf file from 3 mb. Mcconkies mormon doctrine, one of the most influential lds books of the 20th century, has quietly gone. Many articles we currently have in the bible dictionary either are taken exactly from, or close to, the entries from mormon doctrine. They teach there was an apostasy and the true church ceased to exist on earth. Ive never read this book, but i know it was prevented from being republished because there were a lot of errors and misstatements in it. Download mormon doctrine free shared files from downloadjoy and other worlds most. This file contains the entire first edition of mormon doctrine md. This fourvolume commentary focuses on the most significant aspect of this standard work doctrine. Mcconkie is a professor in the school of public affairs at the university of colorado at colorado springs, where he has served as the resident dean.
In imitation of the true order of heaven whereby seers receive revelations from god through a urim and thummim, the devil gives his own revelations. May 27, 2001 in this article we will investigate the teaching of mormonism regarding the doctrine of god and compare it with biblical teaching. Hi, ive been lurking on bcc for too long, and decided to comment, finally. Mormon doctrine by mcconkie, first edition abebooks. Last week marked the oneyear anniversary of the quiet removal of bruce r. Both mcconkie and smith had published their own massive gospel treatises purporting to expound mormon doctrine mcconkie with his mormon doctrine, when he was a member of the council of the seventy and smith with his man, his origin and destiny, when smith was a junior member of the quorum of the twelve. Mormonism, mcconkie, and the new seven deadly heresies. The following are various files containing personal writings of bruce r. Mcconkie was born july 29, 1915, in ann arbor, michigan, but before he was a year old, his family moved to the small town of monticello, utah. Landmark mormon doctrine goes out of print the salt lake tribune. For many years i have toyed with the idea of writing a book and naming it antimormon doctrine. Mcconkie, a general authority of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds. As the keystone of our religion, the book of mormon is highpriority reading. Mcconkie s mormon doctrine will no longer be published by the church, and that it will not be sold by deseret book.
Mcconkie said suicide is the voluntary and intentional taking of ones own life. The most important single thing that any latterday saint ever does in this world is to marry the right person, in the right place, by the right authority. Mcconkie to speak with him about his personal history and family. Mormon doctrine is an excellent reference book for talks, personal study, research, and gaining gospel knowledge. Though i cannot say i have read it from cover to cover i can say i have spent many hours bruce r mcconkie was one of the greatest lds scholars of our time and his years of notes were compiled into this book. Mormonism is its restoration, mormon doctrine, by bruce r. Mcconkie, a member of the quorum of the twelve apostles from 1972 to 1985 and author of mormon doctrine. Mcconkie and published in 1958 according to the books preface, md. I think mormon doctrine is a fine example of lineuponline thinking.
Suicide consists in the voluntary and intentional taking of ones own life, particularly where. Mormon doctrine is an encyclopedic work written in 1958 by bruce r. He is primarily known as the author of mormon doctrine which was discontinued in 2010. We need prophets today, the same as in the old testament, mormon doctrine, p. Set up as a cyclopedia, mormon doctrine has several thousand entries on topics relating to the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, such as aaronic priesthood, jesus christ the most crossrefenced entry, atonement, evolution, and zion. The doctrine of the priesthood is known only by personal revelation. Jay griffith and sarah collett of a thoughtful faith podcast sit with james w.
Full text of mormon doctrine 1966 internet archive. As a very young child, about 6 years old, i read mormon doctrine and doctrines of salvation. In imitation of the true order of heaven whereby seers receive revelations from god through a urim and thummim, the devil gives his own revelations to some of his followers through peep stones, or crystal balls. Naturally, it is read with varying degrees of comprehension, and many of us need assistance to deepen our understanding. A compendium of the gospel, which he described as the first major attempt to digest, explain, and analyze all of the important doctrines of the kingdom and the first extensive compendium of the whole gospelthe first attempt to publish an encyclopedic commentary covering the whole field. Hence, true and acceptable christianity is found among the saints who have the fullness of the gospel, and a perverted christianity holds sway among the socalled christians of apostate christendom. It was intended primarily for a latterday saint audience and is often used as a reference book by church members because of its.
He is remembered by the many doctrinal books he wrote, such as mormon doctrine and the messiah series, and for writing the chapter headings for the standard works. Born in monticello, utah, he grew up in a mormon home. Mcconkie, a general authority of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church. Bruce redd mcconkie july 29, 1915april 19, 1985 was an influential apostle of the church. Last night on kutv in utah, an announcement was made which signals the end of an era. Both mcconkie and smith had published their own massive gospel treatises purporting to expound mormon doctrine mcconkie with his mormon doctrine, when he was a member of the council of the seventy and smith with his man, his origin and destiny, when smith was a. Top, this series focuses on the most significant aspect of the book of mormon the doctrine.
Mormon doctrine is derived from four primary sources. I was living in slc when md was first published in 1958. This dialogue begins after a mormon was telling me that i didnt know mormon theology. Mcconkie, formerly of the quorum of the twelve, expressed what many church leaders have taught. As coauthor robert millet explains, though the story of the book of mormon, the narrative, is true and inspiring, the power of the book of mormon lies. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. The death of mcconkies mormon doctrine mormon matters. Wirthlin, jim has a unique perspective of the church and the. Feb 23, 2009 president nelson grandfathers visit from the other side of the veil and family history work duration. Good with lightly bumped and rubbed edges, mushy spine, and a short closed tear in head of backstrip. Why would the church allow mcconkies mormon doctrine to be. Mcconkie was always willing to learn, willing to change his thoughts and teachings, and willing to grow. Mormon doctrine by mcconkie, first edition abebooks passion for books.
Why would the church allow mcconkies mormon doctrine to. For tighter correlative control, because of the books. Jul 24, 2017 today, mormonleaks introduces a series of documents called the mcconkie papers. Mcconkie s mormon doctrine isnt a onevolume encyclopedia of its subject, at least in intent, i dont know what it is. Mcconkies compendium mormon doctrine from deseret booktores. He later went on a mission to the eastern states from 19341936, and eventually married amelia smith with whom he had nine children. Mormonisms strange doctrines hiddenmysteries spiritual. How blessed we are to have his pure and sincere witness, his clear teaching of doctrine, and his invitation to learn and be blessed.472 1240 267 1472 1208 1134 367 27 1078 6 957 760 113 1109 336 155 152 184 173 1163 186 807 237 1203 1257 1213 1130 1136 1335 1459 117 1047 791 8