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.
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.
@ 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.
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.
I thought we had a book like this. 'Mormon Doctrine"- By Bruce R.
McKonkieI'm a little confused
Those typos have been fixed. Thanks!
"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"?