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When Souls Had WingsPre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought$
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Terryl L. Givens

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313901

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.001.0001

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Philosophy and Theology, 1800–1900

Philosophy and Theology, 1800–1900

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(p.207) 9 Philosophy and Theology, 1800–1900
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Terryl L. Givens (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0010

German idealists such as Friedrich Schelling and theologians such as Wilhelm Benecke and Julius Müller build on Kant's foundation of preexistence as a basis for freedom. Joseph Smith makes Mormonism (Latter-day Saints) the only Christian denomination to embrace preexistence. Edward Beecher gives the doctrine its fullest exposition ever.

Keywords:   Edward Beecher, Wilhelm Benecke, German Idealism, Immanuel Kant, Latter-day Saints, Mormons, Julius Müller, Friedrich Schelling, Joseph Smith

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