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An Unexpected Case for an Anthropomorphic God
|Title||An Unexpected Case for an Anthropomorphic God|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Authors||Peterson, Daniel C.|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship|
|Keywords||Anthropomorphism; Athanasian Creed; Early Christianity; Godhead|
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.
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