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An Unexpected Case for an Anthropomorphic God
TitleAn Unexpected Case for an Anthropomorphic God
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsPeterson, Daniel C.
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
Volume50
Paginationvii-xx
KeywordsAnthropomorphism; Athanasian Creed; Early Christianity; Godhead
Abstract

Given the knowledge of the corporeal, embodied nature of God that the Prophet Joseph Smith received in his 1820 First Vision, Latter-day Saints have argued from their earliest days that the Bible is most accurately understood as teaching precisely the same thing — that God has a body and that humans are literally created in his physical image. Now, a new book from an unlikely (and quite unintentional) ally makes a strong case for our position. It is a book that will both gratify Latter-day Saints and, at some points, offend them. In any event, readers of Interpreter should be aware of it.

URLhttps://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/an-unexpected-case-for-an-anthropomorphic-god/