I have Barry's book. It is very good, with one exception. I think the
Baptism for the Dead section is a little weak. But that isn't through
any fault of his. The reality is, there isn't much ancient information
whatsoever on baptisms for the dead. His stuff on an anthropomorphic God
is excellent, but I would have included a little bit more information
from his sources in that area.
George Cobabe wrote:
> Ah - a topic that will not engender evil emotions.
> I just finished reading "By the Hand of Mormon" by Terryl Givens. A
> excellant book regarding the history and perspectives of the Book of
> from historical as well as non-mormon perspective. Chapter Eight on
> "Dialogic Revelation" and the Book of Mormon's application of the
> was truly eye-opening.
> I have just started "Restoring the Ancient Church, Joseph Smith and
> Christianity" By Barry Bickmore. It looks at the early Christian
> and describes how it was corrupted and then how the early doctrines
> so favorably with our current doctrines. It looks very good.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cousin Bill" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "ZION" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 8:01 AM
> Subject: [ZION] A reading list
> > I'm sorry to rain on everyone's parade. I see that many people
> > enjoy discussing the gospel. I do not qualify to join such
> > discussions. I just don't have the knowledge everyone else has.
> > So I decided to start a new thread. In the past, my efforts have
> > had mixed results. At times I have started threads that have
> > lasted weeks. Other times my post seems to be the only one, so I
> > suppose it could not even be called a thread. We shall see how
> > this one works out. Please forgive the lightheartedness.
> > I was just wondering what everyone is reading these days. I'm
> > currently working my way through Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy. I had
> > decided to read the Iliad and the Odyssey, but I didn't get too
> > far before I realized that I will need to get the Cliff Notes to
> > go with that. My little brain just doesn't function that well.
> > Luckily I will be heading for Savannah next month so I plan to
> > pick it up then. I'm thinking of reading Contact by Carl Sagan
> > next. I really enjoyed the movie, and I can't imagine anyone
> > having seen that movie without being convinced that there is life
> > out there beyond the confines of the earth.
> > So does anyone care to share what they are reading these days?
> > Or their thoughts on life in outer space? I'm kind of angry at
> > myself. Astute readers will notice that I have a new e-mail
> > address. I also have a new computer. I downloaded the SETI
> > program, but when I tried to add on to my previous SETI total
> > they asked for my password. I have no idea, and since they only
> > send the password to the old address (which has since been
> > cancelled), I'm out of luck. I had over 400 completed work
> > units, and had to start over. I'm at about 90 now. One good
> > thing, my new computer whips through those work units between two
> > and three times as fast as my old computer.
> > Anyway, I ask again, what are you guys reading?
> > Cousin Bill
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > "Our country, right or wrong. When
> > right, to be kept right. When wrong,
> > to be put right." -- Carl Schurz
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Gerald (Gary) Smith
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