The mysteries of Godliness: a history of Mormon temple worship

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Smith Research Associates, 1994 - Religion - 234 pages
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Providing a fascinating chronology of developments associated with Latter-day Saint temples and temple ordinances, this source book discusses the origins of the temple concept, comparative rituals, and changes in ceremonies. Buerger charts the abandonment of the adoption sealing which once linked unrelated families and examines the near disappearance of the second anointing, once considered the crowning ordinance of the temple.

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Review: The Mysteries of Godliness: A History of Mormon Temple Worship

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Buerger has been idespensible as a researcher and author pertaining to the Mormon Temple Endowment. He provides access to documents and primary sources that when considered in the aggregate paint a ... Read full review

Review: The Mysteries of Godliness: A History of Mormon Temple Worship

User Review  - Bruce - Goodreads

Overall, this was an excellent primer on the development of modern Mormon temple ceremonies. It would be especially useful to those members of the church who acknowledge that church history is often a ... Read full review

Contents

PRELUDE TO THE ENDOWMENT
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Chapter 3
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About the author (1994)

Buerger, a Brigham Young University graduate, is past editor-in-chief of Communicatioins Week and currently a consultant in the computer industry.

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