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Dennis Doddridge was raised as a Protestant, attending a number of different denominations in his youth. His father, Fredrick J. Doddridge, freelanced part time as an independent minister, preaching what today would be regarded as an Evangelical perception of the Bible.
When Dennis was about twelve years old, his father decided to look for a faith that had more answers than questions. After some searching he came across the LDS Church. The idea that they could really be the restored Church of Jesus Christ intrigued him and he invited the LDS missionaries to their home. The entire family was taught the restored Gospel and baptized.
Dennis has served in many positions over the last more than fifty years in the Church, such as a full-time missionary in West Germany, as a Sunday School teacher, as a [Stake] Seventy, and in various Priesthood and auxiliary leadership positions. Dennis, now semi-retired, enjoys studying and writing, particularly about the Gospel.
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 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 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.
- Publication Date:
- 1477468765 / 9781477468760
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Religion / Philosophy