The Three Nephites, the Bodhisattva, and the Mahdi
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"Jad Hatem has a detailed knowledge of Mormon doctrine—from the Book of Mormon to the Pearl of Great Price to Bruce R. McConkie and Orson Scott Card. Beyond this, he brings in-depth knowledge of Islam and Buddhism. Remarkable. Postponing Heaven’s purpose is not to be motivational or even to necessarily promote belief in any of these teachings, which is not to say those who see the connections won’t be inspired by what they learn. This is definitely a high-octane read."
—Charles Inouye, professor of Japanese literature and visual culture, specialist in comparative religion, Tufts University
“...an excellent example of how religious 'outsiders' can be influenced by the message and themes of the Book of Mormon. Hatem gives Mormon theology, history, and literature very serious consideration and demonstrates its richness by comparing it to Islamic and Buddhist traditions. This valuable book demonstrates the importance of comparative religious studies. Hatem, a non-Mormon, has made an important theological and ethical contribution to the field which any student of Mormonism will find both interesting and insightful.”
—Seth Payne , Worlds Without End blog, November 23, 2015
"[This] book is rich in implications on the significance of human messianicity across religious traditions."
—Spencer L. Green, BYU Studies Quarterly, January 25, 2018
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN 13: 978-0-8425-2867-2
Page Count: 100
Size: 6 x 9”
Binding: Paperback, ePub
Series: Groundwork: Studies in Theory and Scripture
Imprint: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
Jonathon Penny (Ph.D., University of Ottawa) is a published poet and scholar of letters whose work examines the intersection of theology and literature. He has taught at universities in the United States, Canada, and the Middle East.Read More