Item #8841 The Truth, The Way, The Life, An Elementary Treatise on Theology. Brigham Henry Roberts, John W. Welch.

The Truth, The Way, The Life, An Elementary Treatise on Theology

Provo: BYU Studies, 1994. First Edition. 607pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Green cloth with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Very good/ Near fine. Jacket shows minor rubbing at extremiting with a closed tear and crease to the head of the front panel, and a closed tear and crease to the rear panel. Item #8841

This is Roberts' Magnum Opus published more than six decades after its completion. "B.H. Roberts considered 'The Truth, The Way, The Life' to be the most important work he had written. While people may differ with him on that judgment, this ambitious treatise deserves to be published. True, many of the ideas discussed by Roberts are now outdated, many have radically changed, and many new concepts have arisen in the sixty-six years since this work was written - but still this effort shows a great mind grappling with great issues." - Leonard Arrington.

Brigham H. Roberts (1857-1933) was one of the seven presidents of the First Council of the Seventy. A voluminous writer, he is perhaps best known for his outstanding A Comprehensive History of the Church, a major landmark in LDS historical writing from which this selection has been gleaned. Born in England, he was baptized in Utah in 1867, following his emigration. He graduated from the University of Deseret in 1878, taught school, and gradually drifted into journalism. He filled missions in Tennessee (1880-82), in the southern states (1883-86), and in England (1886-88). In 1888 he was called to the First Council of the Seventy; in 1889 he spent four mouths in prison for "unlawful cohabitation." Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Roberts was denied his seat because of his polygamist beliefs. His histories and biographies and treatises remain among the important works of Mormon literature.

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