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Conclusion

Michael Pasquier

in Fathers on the Frontier: French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372335
eISBN:
9780199777273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372335.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter summarizes the main arguments of the book, the most important being the need to reconsider the way historians study the priesthood in the United States. It also suggests new avenues of ... More


Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood

Michael Hubbard MacKay

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043017
eISBN:
9780252051876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043017.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book is about how Joseph Smith established religious authority and a long-lasting, complex priesthood structure. The thesis of this book builds on three scholars’ major ideas about religious ... More


What kind of Religion?

P. R. Ackroyd and G. N. Stanton

in Introducing the Old Testament

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132543
eISBN:
9780191670053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132543.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter looks at some developments in the study of the religion of ancient Israel itself and its impact on the modern study of Israelite religious beliefs. Israel and Judah were two of the small ... More


Prophetic Authority: The Prophet of the Burned-Over District

Michael Hubbard MacKay

in Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043017
eISBN:
9780252051876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043017.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

To explore the foundations of Mormon religious authority, this chapter introduces the idea of a Mormon prophet, demonstrates how the production of the Book of Mormon established Smith’s claim to ... More


Church: Materializing Authority and Ordaining the Prophet

Michael Hubbard MacKay

in Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043017
eISBN:
9780252051876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043017.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The third foundational narrative that secured Joseph Smith’s religious authority surrounds the founding of his church, the Church of Christ. It marked Smith’s prophetic voice extending beyond his ... More


The Development of Mormon Priesthood

Michael Hubbard MacKay

in Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043017
eISBN:
9780252051876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043017.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter charts the emergence of Mormon priesthood through Smith’s restoration scripture and describes the institutional priesthood that defined Smith as the president of the high priesthood and ... More


The Kingdom of God: The Authority of Peter, James, and John

Michael Hubbard MacKay

in Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043017
eISBN:
9780252051876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043017.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores Joseph Smith’s overarching narrative of priestly power by identifying a continuous chain of authority back to Adam in Mormon scripture. A crucial component of that chain was the ... More


Religion and the World in Historical Perspective

Aziz al-Azmeh

in Secularism in the Arab World: Contexts, Ideas and Consequences

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474447461
eISBN:
9781474480697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447461.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter problematises common assumptions about East/West and Islam/West divisions relating to religion, society and the state. It examines the concrete positions and functions of religion and ... More


Introduction

Jonathan A. Stapley

in The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190844431
eISBN:
9780190844462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844431.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

By tracing the development of liturgies and rituals, and attempting to ascertain the work they accomplish, the Mormon universe with its complex priesthoods, authorities, and powers becomes ... More


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