Mormon Doctrine is an encyclopedic work written in by Bruce R. McConkie, a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS. This work on Mormon Doctrine is designed to help persons seeking salvation to gain that knowledge of Sold by BEST BOOK DEAL and Fulfilled by site. My husband and I love this book, it has been our go to for every teaching calling we've had. Expensive great for Gospel Essentials class. Also just a really good.
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Preface from Mormon Doctrine This work on Mormon Doctrine is designed to help persons seeking salvation to gain that knowledge of God and his laws. Mormon Doctrine book. Read 74 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This work on Mormon Doctrine is designed to help persons seeking sa. FileMormon Doctrine-Bruce R enbillitaco.ga The book contains many interpretations of Mormon scripture that some consider to be.
MD was written by [: McConkie] and published in Retrieved from " https: Bruce R. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Namespaces File Discussion. Views Read View source View history. This page was last edited on 1 October , at Ryan talk contribs. While this book is okay for some types of quick reference, it is NOT an authoritative source.
Before quoting it I URGE you to follow the footnotes and references and you'll very often find that they are not directly pertinent to the point and do not support McConkie's opinion. In many cases, his ideas have been refuted by current authorities.
I'll never forget his final testimony of Jesus Christ, but I've retired this book. A great resource and a classic book. He had such an encyclopedic knowledge of the scriptures that he was able to call upon in delineating LDS doctrine.
The articles are very clear and concise. It makes a good reference to use for sacrament meeting talks or personal study. His beautiful and strong testimony of the savior comes through in his writing. This is a must have for every member's book shelf. If this book is to continue to be sold to members of the Church, it's probably time to update it with our understanding of how God views race and modern LDS doctrine on the future of polygamy in the millennium as well.
As a window into one man's studied opinion on Mormon doctrine circa , it's a useful book. As a definitive resource on the subject for , it falls far short.
It's a shame that this book with so many great things in it also contains folklore and subjects that are absolutely not doctrinal. The section on African Americans is horrible and has been refuted by Elder Oaks. It's a real shame this book hasn't been removed from the shelves of this fine bookstore. While I love Elder McConkie, this book is sadly out of date and doctrinally incorrect. It mistakenly teaches folklore about blacks and the priesthood that was later repudiated by Elder Oaks and Elder Holland, as well as by McConkie Himself.
If you are looking for a better volume, I'd try the encyclopedia of Mormonism or True to the Faith, but this book is mainly a relic of history, and not in fact "Mormon Doctrine". I have recently downloadd this book, and frequently find myself looking up subjects in the book in order to gain further insight. Very interesting material.
I agree that is this is more encyclopedia like than book, but it is just the thing when there is a subject you are pondering and need to find answers to. Almost every time you will find it here, an invaluable resource. This is a great book writen by one of God's Apostles.
Elder McConkie is known for his doctrinal writings and his in depth view of the church and it's teachings. This book can be compared to an encyclopedia for the doctrines of the LDS Church.
May 03, Lori rated it liked it Shelves: Although this book has now become "Mormon Opinion" by many mainstream LDS, I love that this apostle was bold enough to try and define what exactly Mormon doctrine is.
I have referenced this book several times during my life. View all 7 comments.
May 26, James Badger rated it liked it. Well, I can't say that I didn't enjoy this book, because I certainly did, but I didn't enjoy it in the same way that I did when I read it as a 14 year old. On that particular go-round I had a difficult time with the passages dealing with the fact that, according to Bruce, black people would never get the priesthood because of the sins of their parents millenia before.
I still don't like those passages, but since Bruce R. McConkie and I no longer share a common belief system, his ridiculousness d Well, I can't say that I didn't enjoy this book, because I certainly did, but I didn't enjoy it in the same way that I did when I read it as a 14 year old. McConkie and I no longer share a common belief system, his ridiculousness does not reflect on my quality as a human being not that it ever really did.
Anyway, my 14 year old self was very impressed with McConkie's grasp on every important gospel topic, but my adult self is not nearly as impressed. Given the many harmful doctrines in this book and yes, I absolutely concede the point that this is not an official church document and is not an official statement of doctrine by the church. Even so, it absolutely affected the way the laity approached their own theology, as it was arguably the most popular work on LDS theology for nearly a half century how is it that I can say I enjoyed it?
In this book you will find doctrinal support for young earth creationism, misogyny, racism, classism, anti-intellectualism, sectarian conflict, Mormon exceptionalism, American exceptionalism, revisionist history, biblical literalism, and many many other nonsensical notions. It's like a museum of bad ideas. In this sense I enjoyed reading it.
I will not live my life by the principles in this book, and I would suggest that others do likewise. Even if you're an active Mormon, chances are you are a much better person than Bruce R. McConkie would have you be. Keep it up. Apr 08, Cassy rated it really liked it. It's an interesting approach to explaining Mormonism. Though it can't be classified as "doctrine" being that it is the opinion of one man and not endorsed by the church itself, it does offer some interesting and rather insightful view points about the LDS faith.
But of course to find absolute truth, all ideas and comments made in the text must be compared with what is in the scriptures and what the prophets, through modern revelation, have told us is truth.
Jun 11, Matthew Fellows rated it did not like it. I feel weird giving this just one star in the same way I feel weird giving a movie like Troll 2 just one star inasmuch as both are so heinously awful and repulsive that it is morbidly enjoyable to experience them. Thrill-seekers are advised to read through the section on evolution in its entirety.
Most of the book is quite fine and a good place to begin a study of a particular Mormon doctrine but contains a number of entries that are, to be frank, alarming in both their strength and their position Higher Criticism, Evolution, Caste System, and a number of others. Definitely not what the title describes, but more accurately is Elder McConkie's s and s Doctrine. Like one of the other reviewers, when I first picked up a copy of Mormon Doctrine, I just started reading it, and only superficially recognized that it was a resource book.
Also, I believe that the book was in a state of flux and I wish it could still be getting updates from where Elder McConkie is laboring now. May 10, Kate Zooties added it.
Total horse shit. Apr 16, Dr. Critics of this book are like fish without scales and fins. Those that understand the scriptural symbolism will understand the review. Feb 07, Krista rated it it was amazing. My dad read this to me as I was going through high school.
It is Bruce R. McConkie's opinion on church doctrine. Nov 26, Erneilson rated it liked it. I have to hand it to Elder McConkie - he knew his scriptures and one can't fault him for striving to know and understand God's word.
This book has been a bit problematic in that interspersed with sound doctrinal exegesis there are many strongly held opinions regarding areas where there has been less light forthcoming.
I have great respect for him and his efforts to educate the saints. His strident take on evolution, the negro race, Catholicism and other areas probably mellowed over the years and I have to hand it to Elder McConkie - he knew his scriptures and one can't fault him for striving to know and understand God's word. His strident take on evolution, the negro race, Catholicism and other areas probably mellowed over the years and my own opinions have been modified as well.
And some things I am happy to shelve until the good Lord sees fit to tell us more. In the meantime, I am very comfortable with evolution and the sciences, I love many African American people who I know very well knowing individuals is always better than lumping everyone into groups and I have deep respect for the Catholic faith. Enough said. Somewhat informative on topics such as basic concepts of faith and historical context.
However, much of Bruce R. McConkie's personal opinion is stated as doctrine and has either been specifically contradicted by later leaders or has been outright denounced. Still, like many books, there is much good in it if the reader is discerning and knows what topics this book can easily address. Nov 19, Jordan rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have heard a lot of negative things about this book, but I was extremely impressed.
The breadth and depth of the book are impressive and a learned a ton. I found the text to contain a high degree of citations to other "more trusted" books such as Doctrines of Salvation, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and of course the scriptures.
While some people disagree with his theories I didn't find any to be doctrinally unsound, I just think people try to put boundaries on God instead of acceptin I have heard a lot of negative things about this book, but I was extremely impressed. While some people disagree with his theories I didn't find any to be doctrinally unsound, I just think people try to put boundaries on God instead of accepting that there is so much, especially in regards to science and the Earth's history, that we just don't understand.
Science is based on man's observation and God's power and influence aren't one of the "forces" included in any scientific laws or theories see Isaiah May 04, Richard Norman rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Bruce R McConkie was one of the greatest LDS scholars of our time and his years of notes were compiled into this book. It is different than other books you read. From cover to cover it is more comparable to an encyclopedia.
Topic after topic is covered in brief definitions in alphabetical order. 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. Though I cannot say I have read it from cover to cover I can say I have spent many hours using it and studying varying topics which is the main purpose of the book.
It is a study guide, a springboard into other research on any given topic. Magnificent compilation of information, it is a starting gate to greater gospel research. Jan 02, Clint rated it really liked it. Although not officially sanctioned by the Church, it was the best encyclopedic reference on Mormonism for it's day.