Samuel M. Brown. Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2014. Softbound, 8 x 5”, 167 pgs.
Religion is not lived alone. A fresh focus on our relationships with God and other people can transform our understanding and experience of the Latter-day Saint gospel basics of faith, repentance, baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. First Principles and Ordinances begins the work of outlining a relationship-grounded theology by highlighting continuity between the gospel’s first principles and ordinances and the highest ordinances of LDS temple worship.