Download e-book for iPad: Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy (Fairleigh by Adam J. Powell

By Adam J. Powell

ISBN-10: 1611478715

ISBN-13: 9781611478716

Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy seeks either to illustrate the salience of “heresy” as a device for studying cases of spiritual clash some distance past the borders of conventional old theology and to light up the plain affinity for deification exhibited by way of a few persecuted non secular activities. to those ends, the e-book argues for a sociologically-informed redefinition of heresy as religiously-motivated competition and applies the ensuing suggestion to the ancient situations of second-century Christians and nineteenth-century Mormons. finally, Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy is a cautious software of the comparative way to new non secular events, highlighting the social methods at paintings of their early doctrinal developments.

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