Joseph Smith as Scientist by John A. Widtsoe

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Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, did not use the language of science; which is evidence that he did not know the science of his day. Yet, by a series of comparisons, this book will show that, in 1833, or soon thereafter, the teachings of Joseph were in full harmony with the most advanced scientific thought, and that he anticipated the world of science in the statement of fundamental facts and theories of physics, chemistry, astronomy and biology.

In the life of every person, who receives a higher education, in or out of schools, there is a time when there seems to be opposition between science and religion; between man-made and God-made knowledge. The struggle for reconciliation between the contending forces is not an easy one. It cuts deep into the soul and usually leaves scars that ache while life endures. There are thousands of people in the Church today, and hundreds of thousands throughout the world, who are struggling to set themselves right with God above and the world about them. It is for these people, primarily, that this book was written.


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Published July 29, 2009 by Library of Alexandria. 180 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, History, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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