Dec 03, 2022
The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844
Posted by John L. Brooke

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  • Title: The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844
  • Author: John L. Brooke
  • ISBN: 9780521565646
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
[PDF] Read ↠ The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844 : by John L. Brooke, The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844, John L. Brooke, The Refiner s Fire The Making of Mormon Cosmology Mormon religious belief has long been a mystery to outsiders either dismissed as anomalous to the American religious tradition or extolled as the most genuine creation of the American religious imagination This study presents the first extended analysis of Mormon theology to have been written against the backdrop of religion and popula

[PDF] Read ↠ The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844 : by John L. Brooke - The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844, The Refiner s Fire The Making of Mormon Cosmology Mormon religious belief has long been a mystery to outsiders either dismissed as anomalous to the American religious tradition or extolled as the most genuine creation of the American religious imagi

Erick

This is the second time I ve read his book I am glad I read it again because the last time I read it was over a decade ago and I had not researched church history as thoroughly at that point as I have now I ve done a whole lot of reading and research since then I have read through much apocalyptic, mystical and sectarian literature since originally reading this and I am in a much better position now to gauge the merits of this work and I fully concur with the author as to his overall thesis i.e [...]


Clair

An interesting look at various esoteric threads intersecting and present in Joseph Smith s environment, including hermeticism, freemasonry, magic, alchemy, radical and restoration Christianity, and According to Brooke, some of these elements were incorporated into priesthood, authority, doctrine, and various temple practices to in part purify and deify Mormons This continued through Joseph Smith s life and continued when the saints moved west.Brigham Young began a doctrinal shift after the Morm [...]


Bria

I chose the wrong book on Mormonism to read This one suggests an explanation of how Mormon mythology is descended from hermetic mysticism and alchemic practices I should have read one that explains the unusually high incidence of weirdo names among Mormons e.g Wandle Mace, Philastus Hurlburt, Lodowick Muggleton


Brett

If you like history that revolves around phrases like, It is possible that you might love this book It is about Mormonism and hermanetics, and the magic world view of the founding of the Church Aside from its obvious doctrinal faults which I give Brooke some leway on being as he s not a Mormon the book is largely based upon historical speculation But hey, all history is basically speculation, so who am I to begrudge Brooke his particular interpretation


Joe Spencer

An unfortunate approach to Mormonism, though the beginning can t be faulted for its history of the penetration into Colonial America of European gnosticism.


Peter

Colonial and early republic New England and New York become a whole lot weirder or weirder in a different way in this book from that most fascinating and fraught subfield, the history of popular read not produced by and for academics or other specialists ideas Historian John Brooke argues that far from the staid Puritan monoculture we re used to, the early northeast was rife with assorted oddball sects and people pursuing a Protestant variation on hermetic or occult practices Massholes who read [...]


Dan Gorman

It seems there is no way NOT to write a dense history of Mormonism s formation There are almost too many sources to analyze, too many characters to include But I think Brooke does a better job than D Michael Quinn Early Mormonism and the Magic World View in making the story comprehensible and streamlined Where Quinn seeks to recreate every strand of magic practiced in Joseph Smith s lifetime, Brooke zeroes in on the tradition of Hermeticism, or the belief that through magic humans could regain t [...]


Kenneth

Fascinating history of Mormon origins.


Robert

The main achievement of the book is to show the continuity between the religious turmoil of the beginning of Christianity, through the religious reform movements of the 14th and 15th century, and on past the founding of the Mormon church into the 20th century His narrative is a helpful tile in the larger mosaic of the almost epic struggle between organized religion and the personal and local religious needs of the practicing individuals This is esp true along the dimensions of prophecy and mirac [...]


Samuel

John L Brooke s The Refiner s Fire The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644 1844 is a selective reinterpretation of the founding story of Mormonism from 1796 to the 1850s in light of a reexamination of the relationships between religion and the occult in the early modern North Atlantic Written in response to news and events surrounding the Salamander letter forgery and subsequent Salt Lake City bombings by Mark Hoffman in May 1985, John L Brooke felt compelled to investigate why the history of popul [...]


Jimmy

I really enjoyed this book However, I would not recommend it to any LDS member who wishes to stick to faithful history as this book is written from the perspective of a researcher and not an apologist With that said, I found the book to be fascinating as it quite thoroughly outlined the changing religious, cultural and economic environment that ultimately prepared the world for the Restoration.


Chris

this month i m readin up on the mormons how about those weird underwear this is a longer view look at the radical reformation tradition the history of medieval occult ideas which prepared the way for joseph smith s assinine ideas it sort of makes the mormons interesting than they are brooke hitches his wagon to the great english history tradition of christopher hill and echokengtitik

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Jean

This book gives a new understanding to the reader about magic and its correlation with religion that they cannot really be separated If you believe in turning water into wine and talking snakes and donkeys, then you believe in magic The kind of magic described in the pages of this book may use incantations as the Smith family did, but magic is magic is magic.


J.

A brilliant book that documents the hermetic roots of Mormonism including Masonry, folk magic, treasure divination, polyandry, counterfeiting, etc Early church history is a fascinating combination of these elements.


Peter Buckley

Simply one of the best works of american intellectual histor y ever written Whatever Mormons might think of it s accurate theological observations its reach of sources is breathtaking and inspiring to anyone in the field


Ashley

I read this book for my World Religions course I was excited to learn about different religions, and I find Mormonism interesting However, I did not like the way this book was written.


Rebecca

Excellent, thought provoking book on the nature of a particular religious heritage



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