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Higher Authority (Alan Gregory) Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 1996
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Just to be clear about where I'm coming from, I'm not a Mormon, nor would I ever consider becoming one, given what I know about their beliefs and practices, which is quite a lot. As a Catholic-minded Christian interested in other religions, I have spent a good deal of time looking into Mormonism. It is true, for example, that Mormons at one time practiced blood atonement, as described in the book. It is also true that they wear special temple undergarments. Mormons also believe that God was once a man, and that men can become Gods, ruling over other planets as God rules over ours. One of their theologians put it this way: "As man is, God once was. As God is, man may become."
Those at this site who have objected to the book's depiction of Mormonism, calling it "Mormon bashing," have not specifically stated where the author has misrepresented Mormonism. Not in the area of beliefs, at least as far as I can discern. It is also well-known that the Mormon Church discourages critical investigation of its origins, history, beliefs, and practices. Unlike Christianity (and I do not consider Mormonism a part of Christianity), which has allowed itself to be subjected to several centuries of the most intense critical scrutiny, and which continues today in the Jesus Seminar and other corrosive endeavors, Mormonism does not allow such activity.
But the real problem with Mormonism is that it's a non-historical religion claiming to be a historical one.Read more ›
Aside from the great characters, the plots of this series are outstanding. We learn about a private end-of-life corporation, cold-case volunteer groups, the Mormons, DB Cooper, the cult of personality, Grand Canyon adventures, and the fallout from the JonBenet case, all without stretching the seams of the community based in Boulder, CO. When the plots call for suspense, the books are literally terrifying, real white-knuckle reads. White is witty and insightful and the very best craftsperson of the English language I've read in years.Read more ›
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A good little murder mystery set in Salt lake City. Sums up the Utah Mormon experience fairly well. Wish there were more books out there like this. I am not an active Mormon now. Read morePublished 4 months ago by BrianRaiderFan
I love all of Stephen White's books. I'm working my way through the Alan Gregory series.Published 14 months ago by Volunteer
I don't care about Mormons, fictional or otherwise. Most of the story is like verbal diarrhea about Mormons. Somewhere in there was plot. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
Number three in the Alan Gregory series - Stephen White writes thrillers based on what he knows as a clinical psychologist and the result is chilling, thrilling and fulfilling.Published 19 months ago by Mary Standish
My favorite of Alan Gregory books so far. Another book club read. I am moving Gregory right up my list of favorite authors, along with James Paterson.Published on March 11, 2014 by Kim L Booz