Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620623
Title:
Alma and Abinadi: The Worth of Souls
Authors:
Holt, James D.
Abstract:
Our scripture study and reading often assume that the prophetic figures within the texts are in complete agreement with each other. Because of this we can fail to recognize that those authors and personalities frequently have different-and sometimes competing-views on some of the most important doctrines of the Gospel, including the nature of God, the roles of scripture and prophecy, and the Atonement. In this unique volume, fictionalized dialogues between the various voices of scripture illustrate how these differences and disagreements are not flaws of the texts but are rather essential features of the canon. These creative dialogues include Abraham and Job debating the utility of suffering and our submission to God, Alma and Abinidi disagreeing on the place of justice in the Atonement, and the authors Mark and Luke discussing the role of women in Jesus's ministry. It is by examining and embracing the different perspectives within the canon that readers are able to discover just how rich and invigorating the scriptures can be. The dialogues within this volume show how just as "iron sharpeneth iron," so can we sharpen our own thoughts and beliefs as we engage not just the various voices in the scriptures but also the various voices within our community (Proverbs 27:17).
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Holt, J. D. (2016). Alma and Abinadi: The Worth of Souls. In J. Smith (Ed.), As Iron Sharpens Iron: Listening to the Various Voices of Scripture (pp. 57-64). Draper, UT: Greg Kofford.
Publisher:
Greg Kofford
Publication Date:
2-Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620623
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781589585010
Appears in Collections:
Education

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dc.contributor.authorHolt, James D.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-15T14:35:55Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-15T14:35:55Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-02-
dc.identifier.citationHolt, J. D. (2016). Alma and Abinadi: The Worth of Souls. In J. Smith (Ed.), As Iron Sharpens Iron: Listening to the Various Voices of Scripture (pp. 57-64). Draper, UT: Greg Kofford.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781589585010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620623-
dc.description.abstractOur scripture study and reading often assume that the prophetic figures within the texts are in complete agreement with each other. Because of this we can fail to recognize that those authors and personalities frequently have different-and sometimes competing-views on some of the most important doctrines of the Gospel, including the nature of God, the roles of scripture and prophecy, and the Atonement. In this unique volume, fictionalized dialogues between the various voices of scripture illustrate how these differences and disagreements are not flaws of the texts but are rather essential features of the canon. These creative dialogues include Abraham and Job debating the utility of suffering and our submission to God, Alma and Abinidi disagreeing on the place of justice in the Atonement, and the authors Mark and Luke discussing the role of women in Jesus's ministry. It is by examining and embracing the different perspectives within the canon that readers are able to discover just how rich and invigorating the scriptures can be. The dialogues within this volume show how just as "iron sharpeneth iron," so can we sharpen our own thoughts and beliefs as we engage not just the various voices in the scriptures but also the various voices within our community (Proverbs 27:17).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGreg Kofforden
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dc.subjectMormonen
dc.titleAlma and Abinadi: The Worth of Soulsen
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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