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E. Douglas Clark

Meet Author E. Douglas Clark
E. Douglas Clark is an attorney and the author of the article on "Abraham' in the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, and of a recent book titled The Blessings of Abraham: Becoming a Zion People.
Author's Published Articles
2009-05-27

Today begins a serialization of a book that is the product of 35 years of research and fascination with Abraham, and is essenti...

2009-05-26

In a sense, the world was created "for the sake of Abraham" and his wife Sarah. And more than a mere beneficiary, Abraham was a...

2009-05-24

It was high time that Abraham, the "friend of God" should make his appearance upon the earth, for already there had arisen a pr...

2009-05-22

Charity would become the governing principle of Abraham's life, for which he is still remembered among his Jewish descendants a...

2009-05-17

Abraham came into the world at the worst of times. Not since the generation of the Flood had the earth seen such a depraved, an...

2009-05-15

There are striking parallels between young Abram's life and that of Joseph Smith. There are also parallels to the life of the S...

2009-05-12

With Abraham lying bound on the altar, his death already seemed a fait accompli, for the odds appeared overwhelming. With the v...

2009-05-10

If Zion begins in the heart, it culminates in the union of righteous hearts, the first step of which for Abraham was his marria...

2009-05-08

Not only did Abraham and Sarah have to deal with infertility, but they also had to uproot themselves and move to a new homeland...

2009-05-07

What Abraham read in the records of his forefathers made a deep and indelible impression, changing the course of his life and t...

2009-05-04

To understand Abraham, we need to understand, to the extent possible, what he learned from the sacred records, beginning with t...

2009-05-03

Abraham learned that he needed the constant and immediate revelation that can come only from the Holy Ghost and the ordinances....

2009-04-30

Abraham lost no time in seeking to reestablish Zion, for by the time he left Haran, he did so with "the souls we had won in Har...

2009-04-27

When 14-year-old Joseph Smith knelt to pray, it was a stunning reenactment of what his forefather Abraham had also done as a yo...

2009-04-27

The story of Abraham and Sarah is truly the story of Zion, beginning with two hearts united as one in one of the greatest love ...

2009-04-27

This was Abraham's legacy to his posterity: not the substantial property that Genesis says he had divided up among his heirs, b...

2009-04-27

Abraham's legacy includes a tradition of kindness and hospitality that has permeated the world's three great religions....

2009-04-27

Abraham had several wives and numerous children after the death of Sarah, but he was more than a father in the biological sense...

2009-04-27

Abraham outlived his beloved wife Sarah, who had traded in the possibility of two earthly thrones for the surety of a celestial...

2009-04-27

God's promise to Abraham focused on that one particular Descendant who would bless all nations - as Abraham himself well knew, ...

2009-04-27

The rabbis observed that Isaac's rising from the altar was as one rising from the dead. The New Testament also considers Isaac'...

2009-04-27

Genesis records no conversation between Abraham and Isaac on Mount Moriah, but at some point Abraham told him, perhaps in the w...

2009-04-27

The temple site for which Abraham is most remembered is not at Beersheba, but a place some fifty miles north, the destination o...

2009-04-27

Many had been and would be the occasions when, in obeying God, Abraham would risk his reputation for righteousness. It was one ...

2009-04-27

A great feast hosted by Abraham was a harbinger of a similar great feast the Lord will host for the righteous in the coming day...

2009-04-27

After the destruction of Sodom, the region roundabout surely was a safer and happier place, improving the moral quality of life...

2009-04-27

Abraham was extremely distressed when an angel told him of the impending demise of Sodom, and God not only paid attention, but ...

2009-04-27

It was during Abraham's tender recovery period - just three days after his circumcision, and while he was yet "in great pain" -...

2009-04-27

Abraham's life was a perfect illustration of Joseph Smith's statement that "when we understand the character of God, and how to...

2009-04-27

From the first divine promise made to Abraham about his posterity, the years of continuing childlessness had turned into decade...

2009-04-27

Chapter 7, part 4 of The Blessings of Abraham: Becoming a Zion People...

2009-04-27

The Lord Himself called Abraham "my beloved." To this day among many of Abraham's Muslim descendants, he is still spoken of as...

2009-04-27

When God sends an angel to comfort Abraham, He chooses an angel who has God's own name. The angel is none other than Abraham's ...

2009-04-27

A number of ancient sources have emerged that describe in striking detail an occasion when Abraham was indeed introduced into t...

2009-04-27

Details of Abraham's encounter with Melchizidek are described in numerous extra-Biblical sources. Through these books, we find ...

2009-04-27

Unfortunately, as Winston Churchill observed, "The story of the human race is war." It was the story also of Abraham's day, one...

2009-04-27

Escorted out of Pharaoh's kingdom with highest honors, Abraham went, says Genesis, "up out of Egypt" (13:1). The words indicate...

2009-04-27

The wonderful thing about Abraham is that he always does the right thing whether anybody else does or not....

2009-04-27

It was not only Sarah's life that was at stake when she allowed herself to be taken into Pharaoh's harem. The future of the ent...

2009-04-27

Ironically, to preserve his own life, the righteous Abraham was now being commanded to violate one of his fundamental principle...

2009-04-27

Some three years after Abraham and his followers arrived in the Promised Land, it was struck by famine. What made matters worse...

2009-04-27

Abraham not only preached to his fellow men, but he also ministered to them. Wherever he traveled, the legends tell, people wou...

2009-04-27

Great were the blessings that Abraham had sought and found, but his seeking was not over....

2009-04-27

Abraham lost no time in seeking to reestablish Zion, for by the time he left Haran, he did so with "the souls we had won in Har...

2009-04-27

Abraham learned that he needed the constant and immediate revelation that can come only from the Holy Ghost and the ordinances....

2009-04-27

To understand Abraham, we need to understand, to the extent possible, what he learned from the sacred records, beginning with t...

2009-04-27

What Abraham read in the records of his forefathers made a deep and indelible impression, changing the course of his life and t...

2009-04-27

Not only did Abraham and Sarah have to deal with infertility, but they also had to uproot themselves and move to a new homeland...

2009-04-27

If Zion begins in the heart, it culminates in the union of righteous hearts, the first step of which for Abraham was his marria...

2009-04-27

With Abraham lying bound on the altar, his death already seemed a fait accompli, for the odds appeared overwhelming. With the v...

2009-04-27

There are striking parallels between young Abram's life and that of Joseph Smith. There are also parallels to the life of the S...

2009-04-27

Abraham came into the world at the worst of times. Not since the generation of the Flood had the earth seen such a depraved, an...

2009-04-27

Charity would become the governing principle of Abraham's life, for which he is still remembered among his Jewish descendants a...

2009-04-27

It was high time that Abraham, the "friend of God" should make his appearance upon the earth, for already there had arisen a pr...

2009-04-27

In a sense, the world was created "for the sake of Abraham" and his wife Sarah. And more than a mere beneficiary, Abraham was a...

2009-04-27

In the spring of 1820 in upstate New York, when a fourteen-year-old farm boy knelt in a secluded grove of trees to pray, the sc...

2009-04-27

Today begins a serialization of a book that is the product of 35 years of research and fascination with Abraham, and is essenti...

2009-04-27

Despite deep family roots in Latin America, those bent on destroying the family are making an ominous invasion....

2009-04-27

Great were the blessings that Abraham had sought and found, but his seeking was not over. ...

2009-04-25

Abraham not only preached to his fellow men, but he also ministered to them. Wherever he traveled, the legends tell, people wou...

2009-04-22

Chapter 5, part 1 of The Blessings of Abraham: Becoming a Zion People Some three years after Abraham and his followers arrived...

2009-04-20

Ironically, to preserve his own life, the righteous Abraham was now being commanded to violate one of his fundamental principle...

2009-04-19

It was not only Sarah's life that was at stake when she allowed herself to be taken into Pharaoh's harem. The future of the ent...

2009-04-17

The wonderful thing about Abraham is that he always does the right thing whether anybody else does or not....

2009-04-16

Escorted out of Pharaoh’s kingdom with highest honors, Abraham went, says Genesis, “up out of Egypt” (13:1). The words in...

2009-04-13

Unfortunately, as Winston Churchill observed, “The story of the human race is war.” It was the story also of Abraham’s da...

2009-04-11

Details of Abraham's encounter with Melchizidek are described in numerous extra-Biblical sources. Through these books, we find ...

2009-04-10

A number of ancient sources have emerged that describe in striking detail an occasion when Abraham was indeed introduced into t...

2009-04-08

When God sends an angel to comfort Abraham, He chooses an angel who has God's own name. The angel is none other than Abraham's ...

2009-04-05

The Lord Himself called Abraham "my beloved." To this day among many of Abraham's Muslim descendants, he is still spoken of as...

2009-04-04

When God revealed the last days to Abraham, Abraham was dismayed at the wickedness of his posterity. He asked for, and received...

2009-04-02

From the first divine promise made to Abraham about his posterity, the years of continuing childlessness had turned into decade...

2009-03-31

Abraham’s life was a perfect illustration of Joseph Smith’s statement that “when we understand the character of God, and ...

2009-03-30

It was during Abraham’s tender recovery period — just three days after his circumcision, and while he was yet “in great p...

2009-03-28

Abraham was extremely distressed when an angel told him of the impending demise of Sodom, and God not only paid attention, but ...

2009-03-21

Many had been and would be the occasions when, in obeying God, Abraham would risk his reputation for righteousness. It was one ...

2009-03-19

Chapter 10, part 1 of The Blessings of Abraham: Becoming a Zion People The temple site for which Abraham is most remembered is...

2009-03-15

Genesis records no conversation between Abraham and Isaac on Mount Moriah, but at some point Abraham told him, perhaps in the w...

2009-03-14

The rabbis observed that Isaac’s rising from the altar was as one rising from the dead. The New Testament also considers Isaa...

2009-03-11

God’s promise to Abraham focused on that one particular Descendant who would bless all nations — as Abraham himself well kn...

2009-03-10

Abraham outlived his beloved wife Sarah, who had traded in the possibility of two earthly thrones for the surety of a celestial...

2009-03-09

Abraham had several wives and numerous children after the death of Sarah, but he was more than a father in the biological sense...