Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Science, Religion, and Mormon Cosmology

by Erich Robert Paul

  • ISBN: 9780252018954
  • ISBN10: 0252018958

Science, Religion, and Mormon Cosmology

by Erich Robert Paul

  • List Price: $54.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 08/01/1992
  • ISBN: 9780252018954
  • ISBN10: 0252018958
used Add to Cart $17.97
You save: 67%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $49.11
You save: 9%
Marketplace Item
Description: If cosmology connotes an understanding of the structure of both a physical and a transcendent universe, contends Erich Robert Paul, it is virtually impossible to understand Mormonism outside the dimensions of cosmological thinking. This unique study examines how Mormonism shaped its cosmic vision, by using and developing cosmological ideas, and what this process says about science, religion, and Mormonism itself. Historically, Mormons have cultivated a particularly active and positive interest in those matters, as was first evidenced by Joseph Smith. Focusing on the creation of a unique Mormon cosmology and on how cosmological thinking expanded in the nineteenth century, Paul chronicles the emergence of a rational scientism within the church hierarchy during the early years of the twentieth century, spurred by Mormon scientist-authorities B.H. Roberts, James E. Talmage, John A. Widtsoe, and Joseph F. Merrill, who urged a unique vision of reality that shaped a Mormon eschatology. He shows how authorities eventually retreated from the perception of reality as "true" and adopted a scientifically less secure position in order to protect their theology, an eventuality which ultimately resulted in a reactionary response to science within Mormonism. The final two chapters focus on this neoliteralist reaction to traditional Mormon thinking and on the intersection of Mormon "cosmic theology" and the rise of the secular science of exo-biology.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Pioneer Book
Location: Provo, UT
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Moderate wear to cover. Some scuffs, scratches, or creases, but nothing
[...]
Price:
$17.97
Comments:
Moderate wear to cover. Some scuffs, scratches, or creases, but nothing
[...]
Seller: Pioneer Book
Location: Provo, UT
Condition: Acceptable
Shipping Icon
Cover is heavily worn and torn. Highlighting, underlining, notes throughout the text. Binding is tight. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Price:
$17.97
Comments:
Cover is heavily worn and torn. Highlighting, underlining, notes throughout the text. Binding is tight. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Seller: Orrin Schwab - BOOKS
Location: Providence, UT
Condition: Good
0252018958. Some shelf wear to the binding. The dust jacket has some chips
[...]
Price:
$18.00
Comments:
0252018958. Some shelf wear to the binding. The dust jacket has some chips
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Sheboygan, WI Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$25.17
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Artifacts of History
Location: Orem, UT
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Used-Very Good. The book binding is tight. Marginalia and underlining present
[...]
Price:
$39.37
Comments:
Used-Very Good. The book binding is tight. Marginalia and underlining present
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Sheboygan, WI Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$49.11
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Collins Books
Location: Seattle, WA
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
272pp, octavo. exlibrary from Raible Library of Univ Unitarian Church, WA.
Price:
$54.56
Comments:
272pp, octavo. exlibrary from Raible Library of Univ Unitarian Church, WA.
Seller: Bonita
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Condition: Good
Price:
$75.50
Comments:
Seller: GridFreed
Location: North Las Vegas, NV
Condition: New
New.
Price:
$95.86
Comments:
New.
Seller: Bonita
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Condition: New
Price:
$101.68
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).