Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn From the Latter-day Saints by Stephen H. Webb

Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn From the Latter-day Saints

byStephen H. Webb

Hardcover | September 11, 2013

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Mormons are adamant that they are Christian, and eloquent writers within their own faith have tried to make this case, but no theologian outside the LDS church has ever tried to demonstrate just how Christian they are. Stephen H. Webb's Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn fromthe Latter-day Saints fills this void, as the author writes neither as a critic nor a defender of Mormonism but as a sympathetic observer who is deeply committed to engaging with Mormon ideas.Webb is unique in taking Mormon theology seriously by showing how it provides plausible and in some instances even persuasive alternatives to many traditional Christian doctrines. His book can serve as an introduction to Mormonism, but it goes far beyond that: Webb explains how Mormonism is a branchof the Christian family tree that extends well beyond what most Christians have ever imagined. His account of their creative appropriation of the Christian tradition is meant to inspire more traditional Christians to reconsider the shape of many basic Christian beliefs. Mormon Christianity is not all affirming and celebratory. It ends with a call to Mormons to be more focused on Christian essentials and an invitation to other Christians to be more imaginative in considering Mormon alternatives to traditional doctrines.

About The Author

Stephen H. Webb has taught philosophy and religion for twenty-five years. He is the author of eleven books on such varied topics as the musical philosophy of Bob Dylan, theological critiques of the theory of evolution, the importance of the doctrine of providence in American history, the role of religion in public education, and the hi...

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Title:Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn From the Latter-day SaintsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:September 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Mormon Envy2. The Magic and Marvel of Being Mormon3. What's Up with Mormons and Matter?4. The Other Side of the Family Tree: Relatives or Impersonators?5. Brigham Young, Philosopher of Industry6. How to Heal Modernity's Mental Breakdown7. The DecisionAppendix A: Two Theological Problems that Mormonism SolvesAppendix B: Three Philosophical Problems that Mormonism Needs to SolveSources and Suggested ReadingAcknowledgments