Keywords

two ways, Book of Mormon, doctrine, way, path

Abstract

Consistent with their preexilic Hebrew Bible predecessors, the Book of Mormon prophets taught a version of the Two Ways doctrine that featured (1) invitations to repentance defined as turning or returning to God’s way, (2) the context of the Abrahamic covenant, (3) the blessings and cursings that would come from obedience or disobedience, and (4) the contrast of the path of righteousness that leads to life with the path of evil that leads to death. But this analysis has also produced a number of expansions or refinements of the Two Ways doctrine that are not reflected in biblical treatments of the Two Ways.

Original Publication Citation

BYU Studies Quarterly 56:3 (2017): 49-78

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

BYU Studies Quarterly

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Political Science

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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