Mormon studies, improvisation, deification, theosis
It’s a privilege to be here, and I want to thank Dr. Barker for a really, really interesting, dense, and rich paper. What I’m going to do is not so much add to it or comment on it as do an improvisation based upon it. The thought that came to my mind as I was reading it—and as I was thinking about it just now as she was reading it—was that, first of all, Latter-day Saints are naturally going to be very sympathetic to an attempt to view the temple as a model of the universe, something of a scale-model representation of reality. That’s a theme that is congenial to us, and I appreciate the temple focus here. So I’m going to talk about certain aspects of the temple as I see it, and about some matters related to deification or theosis from a somewhat different angle.
Peterson, Daniel C.
"An Improvisation on Margaret Baker's "The Lord Is One","
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 56:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol56/iss1/8