Catholic and Mormon: A Theological Conversation by Stephen H. WebbCatholic and Mormon: A Theological Conversation by Stephen H. Webb

Catholic and Mormon: A Theological Conversation

byStephen H. Webb, Alonzo L. Gaskill

Hardcover | September 14, 2015

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What could Roman Catholicism and Mormonism possibly have to learn from each other? On the surface, they seem to diverge on nearly every point, from their liturgical forms to their understanding of history. With its ancient roots, Catholicism is a continuous tradition, committed to theconservation of the creeds, while Mormonism teaches that the landscape of Christian history is riddled with errors and apostasy and in need of radical revision and spiritual healing. Additionally, successful proselyting efforts by Mormons in formerly Catholic strongholds have increased opportunitiesfor misunderstanding, polemic, and prejudice between the two faiths. However, as demonstrated in this unique and spirited dialogue between two theologians, one a convert to Catholicism and the other a convert to Mormonism, these two traditions are much closer to each other than many assume,including in their treatment of central doctrines such as authority, grace, Jesus, Mary, and revelation.Both Catholicism and Mormonism have ambitiously universal views of the Christian faith, and readers will be surprised by how close Catholics and Mormons are on a number of topics and how these traditions, probed to their depths, shed light on each other in fascinating and unexpected ways. Catholicand Mormon is an invitation to the reader to engage in a discussion that makes understanding the goal, and marks a beginning for a dialogue that will become increasingly important in the years to come.
Stephen H. Webb taught philosophy and religion for 25 years at Wabash College and is now an independent scholar and a regular contributor to First Things magazine. Alonzo L. Gaskill is Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University.
Title:Catholic and Mormon: A Theological ConversationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.29 × 6.42 × 0.91 inPublished:September 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: How Did We Get Here?1. Authority2. Grace3. Mary4. Revelation5. Ritual6. Matter7. Jesus8. Heaven9. History10. SoulConclusion: Where Do We Go Now?

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"This fascinating book articulates Catholic-Mormon theological dialogue in both rigorous and intriguing terms. Stephen Webb and Alonzo Gaskill discuss not only the many obvious differences between these two major Christian traditions but also several surprising similarities. An importantaddition to intra-Christian dialogue." --David Tracy, Greeley Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies, University of Chicago Divinity School