Mormonism

Created on June 1st, 2012

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With Mitt Romney the GOP presidential candidate, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is getting more attention these days. People in your congregation may have questions. Be prepared with these articles, books, and library resources.
How Wide the Divide?

How Wide the Divide?

By Craig Blomberg
Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year Mormons and evangelicals don't often get along very well, at least not once they begin to discuss their religious…
Talking with Mormons

Talking with Mormons

By Richard J. Mouw
For over a decade Fuller Seminary president Richard Mouw has participated in Mormon-evangelical dialogue with a view to developing a better understanding between the two groups…
Understanding Mormonism

Understanding Mormonism

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
A June 2012 Gallup poll revealed that bias against a Mormon presidential candidate has not significantly changed since 1967. That same year, when Mitt Romney’s father… read more
World Religions

World Religions

By Gerald R. McDermott
An essential introduction to eight of the world's major religions. Gerald R. McDermott explains what you need to understand about major world religions in order to engage people…
The Compact Guide to World Religions

The Compact Guide to World Religions

By Sean O'Callaghan
A handy reference book that provides essential information on an impressive variety of different world religions. Readers will learn the history and development of select world…
Christianity and World Religions Leader's Guide

Christianity and World Religions Leader's Guide

By Adam Hamilton
Adam Hamilton, named by PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly as one of the top “Ten People to Watch,” has created an inviting new series of video-and-book studies on love…
SMITH, JOSEPH (1805–44)

SMITH, JOSEPH (1805–44)

From Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation
SMITH, JOSEPH (1805–44) The founder of Mormonism, S. was born Dec. 23, 1805, in Sharon, Vermont, and spent his youth in the Bible-drenched environs of New England and…
Mormonism After the Death of Joseph Smith

Mormonism After the Death of Joseph Smith

From Makers of Christian Theology in America
Mormonism After the Death of Joseph Smith Jan Shipps Particular precursors anticipated the developments that, taken together, constitute Mormonism's three distinct layers of…
Cult is a Four-Letter Word

Cult is a Four-Letter Word

By Shane Raynor
People don’t talk about politics or religion in polite company. At least that’s what an adult told me when I was in middle school. I had no idea what "polite company"… read more
MORMON CARE AND COUNSELING.

MORMON CARE AND COUNSELING.

From Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling
MORMON CARE AND COUNSELING. Pastoral organization, beliefs and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as Mormons or Latter-day Saints). Through…
Political Questions for Christians

Political Questions for Christians

By Shane Raynor
I’ve not been watching the battle for the United States Republican presidential nomination as closely as I did in previous election cycles, but I’ve seen enough to… read more
Introduction

Introduction

From Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 12th Edition
Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) Popularly known as Mormons, the Latter-day Saints are one of the most distinct religious groups in the Abrahamic tradition.* Their roots are clearly…
Being Christian in an Election Year, Part 1

Being Christian in an Election Year, Part 1

By Robert A. Ratcliff
For political junkies, a presidential election year is a joy; it's Christmas, the World Series, and a snow day all rolled into one year-long celebration of democracy. For the rest … read more
Faith in Politics

Faith in Politics

By N.T. McQueen
With the presidential race well underway, candidates are already trading barbs about religion. Mitt Romney is getting hassled for being a Mormon as his opponents posture about… read more
Is Mormonism Now Christian

Is Mormonism Now Christian

By Steven A. Crane
Is Mormonism Now Christian
Meeting the "Mormon Moment"

Meeting the "Mormon Moment"

By Mike Poteet
Although several primaries remain, Mitt Romney continues to be a front-runner for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination and the most viable Mormon presidential… read more
Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor

Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor

By Ross J. Anderson
In Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor, Ross Anderson seeks to help Christians relate to Latter-day Saints by giving insights into Mormon life and culture. Anderson's work is…
Fielding the Mormon Question

Fielding the Mormon Question

By Eric Van Meter
“Pastor, what do you think about Mormons?” It’s a question in the same category as queries about scientology or sexuality, one that derails small groups and… read more