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Dennis D Doddridge, author/compiler of this work, served a 2 ½ year West German mission for the LDS Church, and upon returning to the US in 1966, encountered and then decided to get to the bottom of the "Adam-God Theory." This work was originally published in 1977 and expanded in 1980, after receiving permission from the LDS Church Library to do research in the archives. Only a limited number of copies were then printed. Now, with the advent of computers, it is available in paperback and eBook.
Raised in several of the Protestant religions, Dennis learned of the Savior. When Dennis was about twelve and living in Glendale, Arizona, his father decided to look for a Church that had more answers than questions, and after some searching came across the LDS Church. The entire family was soon baptized as "Mormons." Dennis, now semi-retired, and his wife Sumita, also conduct charitable giving efforts to the destitute and very poor in India, providing them the necessities of life.
The Adam-God Revelation
Journal of References Volume 1
Dennis D Doddridge
First published in a limited edition in 1977.
And you were told it was only a theory? Learn what was really taught.
The Adam-God doctrine, first clearly declared by Brigham Young, met with stiff opposition by both Saint and sinner. Eventually in the 1860s, he significantly retreated from his profounder teachings, to teaching the basic understandings of the Gospel. But then in the 1870s President Young again publicly revived the higher concepts of his revelation, as he declared it was (see chapter 116:5 for example).
This book has 508 pages, with 182 chapters, each chapter a reference from a source of reliable texts. Each chapter has been further divided into verses, in order that the student or reader may cross reference his studies. The latter part of the book is divided into three approaches or theories that are supported today, for consideration. Also included in the book: a map of the universe gleaned from the Book of Abraham.
This book strives to be objective by citing excerpts from Church leaders regardless of their positions on this subject. The Adam-God doctrine is not simply cited here alone, but it is seated into other related teachings of the day: decomposition, polygamy, plurality of gods, and so on. In this manner, it is hoped that the reader will appreciate the Adam-God teachings as part of a greater vision of eternity by an extraordinary man of God, and not an aberrant misgiving of a prophet gone awry.
The Adam-God Revelation is the first of a two volume set called the Journal of References. Volume 2 of this set is now available for only $9.95, titled "Composition, Decomposition and Eternity." Composition and decomposition are at the root of President Young's teachings and his perception of eternity; and help to understand how his Adam-God doctrine is a reality.
If perhaps this book is a bit deep for you at this time, try the author's new, short, 70 page book "Basic Mormonism," covering a more non-controversial overview of Mormonism.
- Publication Date:
- Apr 30 2012
- 1477468765 / 9781477468760
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Religion / Philosophy