The Divine Principle of Friendship: Some Prophetic and Secular Perspectives
Friendship, Prophets, Prophetic Perspective, Secular Perspective
Friendship is a vital relationship and a great blessing in our lives, but also a concept that many of us may not have contemplated theologically as a fundamental principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This essay seeks to explore, through Latter-day Saint lenses, friendship as a divinely established doctrine undergirded by such traits as honesty, loyalty, faithfulness, forgiveness, mercy, and tolerance.
Original Publication Citation
“The Divine Principle of Friendship: Some Prophetic and Secular Perspectives,” in Let Us Reason Together: Essays in Honor of the Life’s Work of Robert L. Millet. J. Spencer Fluhman and Brent L. Top eds. (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center and Neal A. Maxwell Institute, Brigham Young University, 2016), pp. 117–138.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Skinner, Andrew C., "The Divine Principle of Friendship: Some Prophetic and Secular Perspectives" (2016). Faculty Publications. 3499.
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