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The Truth, the Way, the Life: An Elementary Treatise on Theology: The Masterwork of B. H. Roberts

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Less than ten years before his death in 1933, B. H. Roberts, one of the most influential Mormon writers of the twentieth century, began work on "the most important book that I have yet contributed to the Church." A prolific and respected defender of Mormon beliefs, Roberts wanted to consolidate LDS theological thought into a unified whole and to reconcile science with ...more
Paperback, 800 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Signature Books (first published 1994)
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Art
Nov 14, 2012 Art rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as a present a few years ago. I have the BYU Studies version. This version would likely be considered the more scholarly version. It contains both Roberts original wording and his final wording for the manuscript. The original wording is crossed out by having a line drawn through it. About 10 years before his death in 1933, Roberts sought to create a work that would circumscribe all knowledge into one complete whole. Roberts would primarily rely on the scientific knowledge ...more
Punkaman beck
Nov 14, 2012 Punkaman beck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful book with B. H. Roberts notations as he tried to make the book agreeable with Joseph Fielding Smith and other members of the Twelve who were appointed to approve Church Reading material. The book was owned by the Church and it was Elder Roberts hope that it would be used as a two year Priesthood manual. It was never approved essentially because it contains an acknowledgement of the possibility of pre-Adamites and Roberts would not back down on this item. I love the theology ...more
Jkimballcook Cook
Jul 26, 2010 Jkimballcook Cook rated it it was amazing
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This was a good book. It takes a little to look past the paen verging on hyperbole that is characteristic of a lot of modernism, and the science is, of course, out of date by now.

But it is entertaining and enlightening to see the effort of a bright mind engaged in the attempt to circumscribe all knowledge---both revealed and scientific---into one great whole. And it is inspiring to see someone who believes so wholeheartedly that it can be done.

The overarching impression that this book leaves is
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Kristen
I was looking forward to this book as a comprehensive Mormon theology, including issues of science. However, I never finished it because the writing was so dull and I didn't find any particularly interesting insights. It was rather like reading an encyclopedia of scriptural references that apply to various topics, such as the solar system, the creation, etc. If someone else reads this book and finds in interesting section in the later part, please let me know!
Eric Nielson
Sep 08, 2009 Eric Nielson rated it it was amazing
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Loved this book. Roberts takes a somewhat literal reading of the scriptures, an understanding of the revolutionary teachings of Joseph Smith, a desire to reconcile religion and science, and an ability with philosophical discourse, to bring us a great masterwork.
BHodges
Sep 03, 2014 BHodges rated it liked it
I actually read the BYU Studies edition, but didn;t see that as a possibility on this website. It was a really fun read. The introductory essays (most) were excellent. I especially enjoyed (and was surprised by) the essay on gender. Well done!
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Brigham Henry Roberts was a Mormon leader, historian, and politician who published a six-volume history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and was denied a seat as a member of United States Congress because of his practice of plural marriage.
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