Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

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Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

Post by Wonnerful » 13 May 2018, 16:25

I want to give a gift to an LDS friend that can replace their Mormon Doctrine by McConkie for obvious reasons.

Any suggestions of a book that is like it?

So far the closest thing I could find is this book https://www.amazon.com/LDS-Beliefs-Doct ... 1609080599 ... But I have no idea what it says on all subjects, and if it's doctrines comport with the new Topical Guide Essays, etc?

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Re: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

Post by Ilovechrist77 » 13 May 2018, 21:57

I don't have any suggestions, but the book you mentioned looks interesting.

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Re: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

Post by dande48 » 14 May 2018, 09:01

Wonnerful wrote:
13 May 2018, 16:25
I want to give a gift to an LDS friend that can replace their Mormon Doctrine by McConkie for obvious reasons.
My first thought was this, but then you specified you wanted it to be another book, and now I'm at a loss for what to recommend.
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Re: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

Post by Roy » 14 May 2018, 09:17

I have read another book by the author Robert Millet.

He seems to approach issues from a practical yet faithful apologetic perspective. He is a fairly prolific author. I remember in the book "What Happened to the Cross?" Bro. Millet's discussion of what makes doctrine in the LDS church. One of the criteria for doctrine that ideas like the Adam-God theory never had was staying power. As if to say, "Throw that idea at the doctrinal wall. If it sticks it is true doctrine - If it falls it never was." A practical approach indeed.
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Re: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

Post by SamBee » 14 May 2018, 11:46

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Re: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

Post by DarkJedi » 14 May 2018, 14:36

dande48 wrote:
14 May 2018, 09:01
Wonnerful wrote:
13 May 2018, 16:25
I want to give a gift to an LDS friend that can replace their Mormon Doctrine by McConkie for obvious reasons.
My first thought was this, but then you specified you wanted it to be another book, and now I'm at a loss for what to recommend.
:lol: :lol: :clap:
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Re: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

Post by DarkJedi » 14 May 2018, 14:50

Wonnerful wrote:
13 May 2018, 16:25
I want to give a gift to an LDS friend that can replace their Mormon Doctrine by McConkie for obvious reasons.
How about a copy of the LDS canon? I do mean to be flippant. The problem with Mormon Doctrine IMO was that most of what was in there was not really doctrine. There was some actual doctrine but much of it was pseudo-doctrine and some of it was just plain not doctrine - mostly the opinion of McConkie and his cronies. As I thought about this, I realized there's really no way to do a book that purports to expound Mormon doctrine without conjecture, supposition, and speculation - I think it's just human nature. Of course I hold a very limited view of what doctrine actually is, and I think the gospel itself is very simple. The church, on the other hand, can be very complicated and members of the church can make the gospel and doctrine appear much more complicated than it actually is.
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Re: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

Post by Curt Sunshine » 14 May 2018, 16:56

They can be difficult for some people to understand, but the Givenses books are some of my favorites.

Absolutely anything by Chieko Okazaki is worth giving to a friend, and "Lighten Up" is freaking amazing.
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Re: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

Post by Wonnerful » 14 May 2018, 18:37

dande48 wrote:
14 May 2018, 09:01
Wonnerful wrote:
13 May 2018, 16:25
I want to give a gift to an LDS friend that can replace their Mormon Doctrine by McConkie for obvious reasons.
My first thought was this, but then you specified you wanted it to be another book, and now I'm at a loss for what to recommend.
That was funny.

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Re: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

Post by Wonnerful » 14 May 2018, 18:39

Thanks for all the suggestions. I agree with what everyone has said basically.

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