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A Rational Theology

As Taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Author: John A. Widtsoe
Published: 1937
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,205 / 137 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.7
LoC Category: BX
Downloads: 817
Added to site: 2011.09.19
mnybks.net#: 30777
Genre: Religion
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cerning the entrance of knowledge into the human mind need not here be discussed.

It follows that the man who wishes to gain much knowledge must guard his senses from harm, and must sharpen them, so that during the few days of life they may do as much as is possible to help man establish a rational religion for his guidance. The foundation of human knowledge is derived from the direct action of the senses.

**The Sixth Sense.** Important as are the senses in adding knowledge to man, yet it must be admitted that they recognize without help only a very small part of the universe. Our universe is infinite in its variety of expression--of that man feels certain,--and it could hardly be expected, therefore, that man, who admittedly is yet far from perfection, should be able to know, even with the greatest aid, all of the universe.

The truth that an immeasurable part of the universe lies outside of human experience, is borne in upon every thinking man. In recent times, the developments of scienc

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I have written a doctoral dissertation on Hegel\'s philosophy. The obscure philosopher would remain as such have I not read A Rational Theology. So far as the Protestantism is the preparation for the restoration of the authentic religion of Christ i.e. the Mormonism, Hegel might be considered as the epitome of the transition between the big apostasy and the true Church and the All Truth, the so called \"philosophia perennis\". Indeed, according to Ernst Bloch, the only true philosophy is the on which could answer to the question : Where do we come from? What are we doing here? Where to go after this life? This is what the fullness of the gospel is all about. Change as the ultimate principal of all things even of God, as assumed the process philosophy of North Whitehead and whose Hegel is the precursor, has been never better expressed than in A Rational Theology, actually apart from the teachings of Joseph Smith, the prophet of the restoration.


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