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By the Hand of MormonThe American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion$
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Terryl L. Givens

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195138184

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019513818X.001.0001

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“Plain and Precious Truths”: The Book of Mormon as New Theology, Part 1—The Encounter With Biblical Christianity

“Plain and Precious Truths”: The Book of Mormon as New Theology, Part 1—The Encounter With Biblical Christianity

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(p.185) Seven “Plain and Precious Truths”: The Book of Mormon as New Theology, Part 1—The Encounter With Biblical Christianity
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By the Hand of Mormon
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Terryl L. Givens (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019513818X.003.0008

Perhaps surprisingly, most readers saw the Book of Mormon as embodying – not contesting – doctrines of the Bible. Most distinctive beliefs associated with Mormonism are absent from the Book of Mormon. Mormons revere both the Book of Mormon and the Bible as scripture, but words of living prophets are also scripture. But some distinctions worth noting in the Mormon scripture are a more elaborate doctrine of atonement, Jehovah as the pre‐mortal Christ, denial of original sin and of human depravity, extensive pre‐Christian and non‐Judean knowledge of Christ, a “fortunate fall.”

Keywords:   atonement, Bible, depravity, fortunate fall, original sin, prophets

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