1930. This is a new textbook on the history and doctrine of the Church covering the following points: A change of emphasis from the details of Church history and doctrine to a clear understanding of the message and mission of the Church and the means by which the great objectives for which it was founded may be realized; Establish clearly the divine mission of the Prophet1930. This is a new textbook on the history and doctrine of the Church covering the following points: A change of emphasis from the details of Church history and doctrine to a clear understanding of the message and mission of the Church and the means by which the great objectives for which it was founded may be realized; Establish clearly the divine mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith; Make clear the Church as revealed to him is an instrument in God's hands for the redemption of all mankind; That emphasis be placed on the distinct message of Mormonism; An explanation be made on sociological grounds of the friction between Mormonism and other churches and social groups; Emphasis be laid on the message to the world of the Book of Mormon; Show what contributions the Church has made to the progress of the world; Show that the Church organization is a model of efficiency; and That the Church offers in its various institutions the best means for the satisfaction of their deepest needs. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing....
|Title||:||The Heart of Mormonism|
|Number of Pages||:||544 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Heart of Mormonism Reviews
I have a 1930s copy of this, well marked by Seminary students somewhere in Utah at the time. This is a delightful book for LDS reading. It basically tells the story of Joseph Smith and the early history of the Restoration...as a narrative story. Usually this would put me off, but in this case it works. Each short chapter engages the reader in some aspect of the time, teaches both the narrative and some related principle, and invites the reader to gain their own spiritual understanding. In two to four pages per chapter! It's a great read aloud, good for kids, teens, and adults. But you won't find any recent editions. This book is OLD, even by my standards. Having finished it, I can attest to its dated nature in the parts that were so out of date as to sometimes end up in racism. But most of the book was good, and honestly, it got better towards the end, which always carries weight with me. The final chapter (chapter 100!) was simply beautiful.The church has better information now that serves us in our time. This old relic still had many fine and honorable truths in it. It made me giggle or smirk at times, but I'm sorry it ended.
This little gem of my grandmothers came into my possession in a most remarkable way. It was written by John Henry Evans under the direction of President Heber J Grant for the board of education of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My grandmother's class of 1917 was the first class to use this edition. It was a remarkable experience to glean testimony and wisdom from this seminary textbook used in that time.
A "textbook" on Mormonism from 1930-something. Interesting perspective.