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Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood
 

Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By MacKay, Michael Hubbard

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The Mormon tradition's emphasis on prophetic authority makes the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unique within America's religious culture. The religion that Joseph Smith created established a kingdom of God in a land distrustful of monarchy while positioning Smith as... Christ's voice on earth, with the power to form cities, establish economies, and arrange governments.Michael Hubbard MacKay traces the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' claim to religious authority and sets it within the context of its times. Delving into the evolution of the concept of prophetic authority, MacKay shows how the Church emerged as a hierarchical democracy with power diffused among leaders Smith chose. At the same time, Smith's settled place atop the hierarchy granted him an authority that spared early Mormonism the internal conflict that doomed other religious movements. Though Smith faced challenges from other leaders, the nascent Church repeatedly turned to him to decide civic plans and define the order of both the cosmos and the priesthood.
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ISBN 9780252084874
Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780252084874
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Imprint University of Illinois Press
Released 15 Apr 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By MacKay, Michael Hubbard
Category Christianity
Christian life & practice
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 262.80882893
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Priesthood - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - History, Priesthood - Mormon Church - History, Prophets (Mormon theology) - History, Authority - Religious aspects - Mormon Church - History, Authority - Religious aspects - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - History
NBS Text Christian History & Denominations
ONIX Text General/trade

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