- Hardcover: 528 pages
- Publisher: Eagle Gate (October 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1570087202
- ISBN-13: 978-1570087202
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #520,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Five Classics by Truman G. Madsen Hardcover – October, 2001
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Dr. Truman Madsen needs no introduction, and like Hugh Nibley, or George Durrant has become a non-General Authority authority on matters of theology and all things Mormon. This man has a steel mind, but speaks with a soft voice, and this gentle tone carries over into his prose. I cannot say enough about this nice man who is also nice in person–I held the door open for him once at the BYU Library. A very Gracious man.
The Fantastic Five are:
ETERNAL MAN: Dr. Madsen locks horns and crosses swords with many of the current philosophies, and shines the light of the Restoration in many of the dark questions of philosophy. THIS IS A MUST FOR ANY HIGH-SCHOOL OR COLLEGE STUDENT WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS BEING TAUGHT IN THEIR SECULAR SCHOOL! You almost need a survey of philosophy class to understand this book, but the eager and industrious of any level can be rewarded with reading it.
After you read this book, get a copy of Dr. Madsen’s cassettes “Timeless Questions, Gospel Insights,” which rounds out his thought and brings the scholarship up to date.
FOUR ESSAYS ON LOVE: This alludes to C. S. Lewis’s “The Four Loves,” but attacks the question with the tools of the Restoration. Dr. Madsen discusses the sources of love, how to love and be loved (an essay on romantic/erotic love), Love at home, and tackles Human Anguish and Divine love. Not just for infatuated teenagers!Read more ›
There's no excuse for this--if you aren't prepared to produce a modern e-book with linked pop-up footnotes, at least spend an hour or two to move all the notes to the end of the chapter or make some reasonable formatting choice. Deseret Book should be ashamed of this, especially at this price. (Of course, Deseret Book also charges for books that are in the public domain and available free elsewhere, so it's hardly a surprise when one of their other Kindle offerings turns out to be a scam.)
As of my writing there are hardcovers of this book available for less than the Kindle price.
That said, the conversion to kindle is awful. The footnotes show up randomly breaking the text (presumably where the pages ended in the physical copy the footnotes are just scanned in as extra text) rather than linked to at the end of a chapter or other location where normal reading would not be interrupted. I'm afraid I have to recommend you pay a little more and get a physical copy or buy an electronic version from a different seller that may have done the conversion better if you want a truly pleasant reading experience, but like I said the content is great so it's definitely a good one to try and track down a version that is laid out a little better.
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Philosophy made easy to the reader. Madsen connects both philosophy and religion with what can be seen, heard and recognized by any seeker of truth, light, and insightful... Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by Girlwiththepen