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Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity

Terryl L. Givens


This book is not a work of either systematic or historical theology per se. It is, rather, the first volume in a two-part study of the foundations of Mormon thought and practice, situated in an overview of the Christian tradition. Though Mormonism comes out of a biblical tradition, and was strongly influenced by nineteenth-century Restorationist thought, it propounded a theology that diverges radically from creedal Christianity. Its substantive differences are most evident in, and largely attributable to, a unique underlying cosmic narrative. In addition to its temporally expansive purview, Mo ... More

Keywords: Mormonism, Latter-day Saint, Joseph Smith, theology, Restorationism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199794928
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794928.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terryl L. Givens, author
University of Richmond