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The Story of Mormonism and the Philosophy of Mormonism
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger P ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published June 17th 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
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A good short treatment of Church history ("Story") and a shorter statement of doctrine ("Philosophy"). 3 stars not because it's bad but because it's basic and predictable. The history section's treatment of the Utah war was interesting (for some reason, that rarely seems to be explained very well) and there were a handful of other observations of interest. The philosophy section is well-written with a handful of quotable bits. Talmage is conservative even when he isn't writing short form stuff f ...more
This book is a quick overview telling the story of "Mormons". I would recommend it to anyone that wants to know more about the history of how Mormons ended up in Utah without spending a lot of time on their doctrines.
James Edward Talmage was a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles, and a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born Sunday Sept. 21, 1862, at Hungerford, Berkshire, England, the son of James Joyce Talmage and his wife, Susannah Preater. He is the first son and second child in a family of eight. He was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at th ...moreMore about James E. Talmage...