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N. T. Wright, Surprised, p. 294. J. Neusner, Vocation, p. 117. A. L. Mauss, Near-Nation, p. 307. T. F. O’Dea, Mormons, p. 26. C. Dickens, Traveler, 22, 4 July 1863, p. 262. P. E. Kerry, Carlyle, pp. 266-267. ”63 In his 1854 draft of Essay on the Mormons, Carlyle described Mormonism as “a gross physical form of Calvinism… but in this one point incommensurably (transcendently) superior to all other forms of religion now extant. That it is believed, that it is practically acted upon from day to day and from hour to hour; taken as a very fact, the neglect or contradiction of which will vitiate and ruin all other facts of the day and of the hour.

61 “Dickens related his experience to Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton, who said that he had himself written on the topic of the Latter-day Saints in the Edinburgh Review in January 1862. ’”62 Dickens’ contemporaries John Stuart Mill and Thomas Carlyle also wrote sympathetically about the Mormons. ” While characterizing the religion as “the product of palpable imposture,” all the more incredible because of its appearance “in the age of newspapers, railways, and the electric telegraph,” Mill was not at all partial to the teachings of the Church.

When Greek is cited it will be transliterated into the Roman alphabet used in English so as to be accessible to our readers. In this vein, both Greek and Latin references will be given in the original language and in a translated English form. For purposes of interpretation and comment, consideration will be given to writings spanning two thousand years from Apostolic Fathers and pre-Nicene Christian authors to the important truths revealed in latter-day scripture and the teachings of leaders of the Restoration from the time of Joseph Smith to the present day.

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