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Scientific Aspects of Mormonism or Religion in Terms of Life by Nels L. Nelson

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Published by G. P. Putnam"s Sons in New York and London .
Written in English


  • Mormon Church,
  • Doctrines

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Statementby Nels L. Nelson
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 347 p.
Number of Pages347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24982529M
LC Control Number41009645

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Scientific Aspects of Mormonism - Deseret Book. Scientific Aspects of Mormonism. by Nels L. Nelson. This book is written in what has been called the affable spirit of compromise or conciliation between science and religion. Its key thesis is that these two can-and should-be seen as complementary in addressing different yet interrelated questions: the nature.   Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Scientific aspects of Mormonism; or, Religion in terms of life by Nelson, Nels L. (Nels Lars), Publication date Topics Mormons and Mormonism PublisherPages: STATEMENT REGARDING THE BOOK OF MORMON. 1. The Smithsonian Institution has never used the Book of Mormon in any way as a scientific guide. Smithsonian archeologists see no direct connection between the archeology of the New World and the subject matter of the book.

  By contrast the entire Book of Mormon (BoM), in fact, every single distinguishing aspect of the Mormon religion, is conclusively traceable in its origin to only ONE source, one man – Joseph Smith, writing in the s in the Western New York frontier. Mormonism is the predominant religious tradition of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christianity started by Joseph Smith in Western New York in the s and 30s.. The word Mormon originally derived from the Book of Mormon, a religious text published by Smith, which he said he translated from golden plates with divine assistance. The book describes itself as a chronicle of. Praying about the Book of Mormon Mormons believe that if you read the Book of Mormon and then pray and ask God whether or not it is true, you will receive a testimony from the Holy Spirit verifying its truth. If it is true, then Joseph Smith is true and so is Mormonism. Many Mormons claim . Nelson proposes that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may be studied from two aspects: from the external aspect, by which are meant its organization as a church and its rites, doctrines, ceremonies, and practices as a social body; or from the internal aspect, by which is meant its philosophy or fundamental principles, the principles that must be, in order that its forms as.

Not surprisingly, the Book of Mormon is completely at odds with modern science. There is no evidence that the animals (like horses and donkeys), plants, metals (like steel), technologies (like the chariot and the steel sword) mentioned in the Book of Mormon were present in the New World before Columbus.   The Book of Abraham, one of the central texts of Mormonism, is a poor translation of Egyptian papyri. Fragments of the original text were found and studied by renowned historians with credentials and experience. These experts discovered the fragments to be scraps of funeral spells used to help spirits move on to the afterlife. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Nelson, Nels L. (Nels Lars), Scientific aspects of Mormonism. New York, London, G.P. Putnam's sons, SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS OF MORMONISM. The hardback cover has rubbing and fraying to the corners and edges. The cloth on the boards is worn. The front hinge is broken.