A Voice of Warning and Key to the Science of Theology

A Voice of Warning and Key to the Science of Theology

by Parley P. Pratt


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This fine edition brings together two of Parley P. Pratt’s finest works: A Voice of Warning and Key to the Science of Theology.

Key to the Science of Theology is Parley P. Pratt's all-embracing account of religion's impact on everything in day to day life. The author discusses religion, science, and the meaning of life in a passionate and concise way.

A Voice of Warning is an instructing guide to the prophesies and the religious system of Mormonism which, at the time of publication, was rapidly gaining followers throughout North America. Yet foremost, it is a warning to honest Christians; by failing to heed the Biblical prophesies, believers will be unprepared to face the truths explained within the Bible, contained within the authoritative messages of the Holy Ghost.

Pratt's insights into the importance of religion and the presence of the Holy Ghost in our lives has lost none of its poignant luster with the passage of time. We discover here answers to all manner of questions concerning the dizzying pace of scientific advancement, and the core spiritual principles which all good Christians - be they Mormon or otherwise - must cleave to in pursuit of a sublime life well-lived.

All kinds of philosophical and religious concepts are brought to the fore by Pratt, whose learning and researches are of stunning profundity. Topics include the spiritual progress of mankind over the ages, the various attributes of the heavenly afterlife, and the origin and destiny of the universe around us. Although he wrote an ambitious work, Pratt never struggles to explain his wide-ranging points, which are delivered with genuine warmth and passion.

Parley P. Pratt was an early figure in the Church of the Latter Day Saints, whose Mormon doctrines became guiding principles for many members of the church. Public spirited, he oversaw the construction of one of Utah's first roads, while also tending to spiritual matters through preaching locally and throughout a mission to Great Britain from 1839 to 1841.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789870084
Publisher: Triangle Circle Square
Publication date: 12/18/2018
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second European Edition.. v

Preface to the First American Edition.. vii

A Voice of Warning and Instruction to All People. 11

Chapter One - On Prophecy Already Fulfilled.. 11

Chapter Two - On the Fulfilment of Prophecy Yet Future. 29

Chapter Three - The Kingdom of God.. 46

Chapter Four - The Book of Mormon—Origin of The American Indians, Etc. 60

Chapter Five - The Resurrection of The Saints, and the Restoration of All Things Spoken by The Prophets. 82

Chapter Six - The Dealings of God with All Nations, in Regard to Revelation 106

Chapter Seven - A Contrast Between the Doctrine of Christ and the Doctrines of Nineteenth Century.. 111

Key to the Science of Theology. 123

Preface. 124

Chapter One - Theology—Its Definition—Historical Illustrations. 127

Chapter Two - Decline and Loss of This Science Among the Jews. 131

Chapter Three - Progress, Decline, and Final Loss of the Science of Theology Among the Gentiles—Foreshadowings of Its Restoration for the Ushering in of The Millennium... 134

Chapter Four - Rise, Progress, Decline, and Loss of the Science of Theology 138

Chapter Five - Keys of the Mysteries of the Godhead.. 141

Chapter Six - Origin of the Universe. 150

Chapter Seven - Destiny of the Universe. 156

Chapter Eight - Key of Knowledge, Power, and Government. 162

Chapter Nine - Revival or Restoration of the Science of Theology Is the Present Age. 167

Chapter Ten - Keys of Initiation in Practical Theology.. 178

Chapter Eleven - Philosophy of Miracles. 182

Chapter Twelve - Angels and Spirits. 187

Chapter Thirteen – Dreams. 192

Chapter Fourteen - The World of Spirits. 196

Chapter Fifteen - Resurrection, Its Times and Degrees—First, Second and Third Heavens, Or the Telestial, Terrestrial and Celestial Kingdoms. 200

Chapter Sixteen - Further Remarks on Man's Physical and Intellectual Progress. 208

Chapter Seventeen - Laws of Marriage and Procreation.. 214

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