Beckwith, Francis J. Books

Mormon Concept of God a Philosophical Analysis
1991 0-7734-9787-0
This book ventures into uncharted territory. The purpose is to show (1) that the Mormon concept of God differs radically from the classical concept of God, (2) that the Mormon concept of God contains many philosophical flaws, and (3) that the classical concept of God is more consistent with the Hebrew-Christian Scriptures than the Mormon view. The emphasis of this book is philosophical and will include detailed analyses of the following topics as they relate to the Mormon concept of God: (1) the impossibility of the infinite past of Mormon metaphysics, (2) the problems in applying the design argument to Mormon theism, (3) logical necessity and the Mormon God, and (4) the problem of a finite being (the Mormon God) progressing to a point of having infinite knowledge.