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Minyan Man
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New Book by Taylor Petrey

Post by Minyan Man » 29 Jun 2020, 06:13

My son is the Director of News & Social Media at Kalamazoo College.
He recently interviewed Taylor Petrey who is LDS & the Department Chair of the Religion School.
He recently wrote a book titled: Tabernacles of Clay.
It looks interesting. Attached is the link to the article.

http://www.kzoo.edu/news/religion/

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Re: New Book by Taylor Petrey

Post by Minyan Man » 30 Jun 2020, 12:27

Has anyone heard of Taylor Petrey before?
His book looks interesting from what you can get from the web.
According to my Nook, this is his 2nd book. The 1st is titled: Resurrection Parts. Early Christians on Desire, Reproduction and
Sexual Differences. (Deseret Books did not publish either book.)

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Re: New Book by Taylor Petrey

Post by Roy » 30 Jun 2020, 15:43

I have not heard of Bother Petrey but his books sound fascinating.
"It is not so much the pain and suffering of life which crushes the individual as it is its meaninglessness and hopelessness." C. A. Elwood

“It is not the function of religion to answer all the questions about God’s moral government of the universe, but to give one courage, through faith, to go on in the face of questions he never finds the answer to in his present status.” TPC: Harold B. Lee 223

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Re: New Book by Taylor Petrey

Post by Curt Sunshine » 01 Jul 2020, 20:41

He is an unorthodox member with fascinating views of multiple issues.

I love what I have read of him and his writings.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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Re: New Book by Taylor Petrey

Post by DarkJedi » 02 Jul 2020, 04:47

Taylor Petrey is the guest on this week's Mormon Land podcast.

https://soundcloud.com/mormonland/how-v ... pisode-136
In the absence of knowledge or faith there is always hope.

Once there was a gentile...who came before Hillel. He said "Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot." Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it."

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Re: New Book by Taylor Petrey

Post by LookingHard » 02 Jul 2020, 06:26

He is also interviewed on the "Listen, Learn, and Love" podcast. His book is on my list to buy now.

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Re: New Book by Taylor Petrey

Post by DarkJedi » 08 Jul 2020, 04:48

I did listen to the Mormn Land podcast. Worth the half hour IMO. I liked how he made reference to doctrine changing and gives examples (one of which is of course eternal gender). He mentions how he's read GC talks from the 1970s and it was a very different church then - something I wholeheartedly agree with.
In the absence of knowledge or faith there is always hope.

Once there was a gentile...who came before Hillel. He said "Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot." Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it."

My Introduction

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