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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 26 2011 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Hans in California
Valencia, CA

"a 688 book with encyclopedic-style entries"
"Andrew C. Skinner, a professor of ancient scripture and was formerly the dead of Religious education"

What's a "688 book"?
What's a "dead of Religious Education"?

CRappleye
Salt Lake City, UT

Those typos have been fixed. Thanks!

full disclosure
Providence, UT

I thought we had a book like this. 'Mormon Doctrine"- By Bruce R. McKonkie
I'm a little confused

KayBob
Hill AFB, UT

re: full disclosure
"Mormmon Doctrine" was just Bruce R. McConkie's thoughts/opinions on various aspects of LDS doctrine. It is NOT an official publication of the church (an neither is the book mentioned in this article), but at least it appears this one will explicitly state references to scriptures and other official church publications. There are several disputable statements in McConkie's book.

Serenity
Manti, UT

@ full disclosure. Mormon Doctrine by Bruce R McConkie is a great book but it is not LDS cannon. Several things have been already removed from it and as the Church progresses, several more may be removed still.

This new book has very impressive authors and the fact that scriptural references back up the content of the book will encourage scripture study by the reader. Sounds like a good book to add to an LDS home library.

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

I'm glad that what may become a new Mormon Doctrine will be available to members of the church. My experience has been that too many people run to that book for all answers. No disrespect to the Apostle McConkie, but, I think a new scholarly work attempting to address LDS doctrine will be helpful. Another really good work is the Encylopedia of Mormonism, but those volumns are big and expensive.

sharrona
layton, UT

m.g.scott. ,No disrespect to the Apostle McConkie, but, I think a new scholarly work attempting to address LDS doctrine will be helpful.

True, I hope they correct (Mormon Doctrine p. 555 The Prophet(JS) explains there is nothing in the original word in Greek that signifies paradise; but it was This day shalt thou be with me in the world of spirits) Wrong.

The word "paradise" is found in the Old Testament(Genesis 2:8 Septuagint) a garden(paradeisos ,3857)in the east of Eden ,and occurs three times in the New Testament: Luke 23:43,where the Savior on the cross says to the thief, "Today shalt thou be with me in paradise"; 2 Corinthians 12:2-4,where Paul alludes to his vision of the third heaven and also to paradise; and Revelation 2:7,which describes the righteous who partake of the tree of life in the midst of God's paradise.

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