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Posted August 23, 2013
Posted August 27, 2013
Stephen Webb has demonstrated clarity of thought about the topic
Stephen Webb has demonstrated clarity of thought about the topic of the Mormon worship of Christ in his essay in 2012 in First Things journal, titled "Mormonism Obsessed with Christ".
He pointed out how the Book of Mormon uses the title Christ more often than the New Testament, and presents extensive sermons about the work of Christ as Savior of mankind. Based on Webb's many other writings in theology, I am looking forward to reading this new book.
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Posted October 11, 2013
Respectful, informed, and thought-provoking
Mr. Webb has thoroughly researched his subject and delivers in a book that is not only interesting, but also faith-promoting. His deep understanding of religious philosophical traditions that predate Christianity as well as the events and men that shaped traditional Christian belief provide a rich mileau for understanding the environment that gave rise to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Joseph Smith's radical departure from the religious traditions of his day, that not only merged current and ancient belief but introduced dramatic new insights into the nature of God and man's relationship to God, is presented effectively and without bias. Mr. Webb's book is for those outside the Mormon faith who desire a balanced look at Mormonism's birth and its unique place among modern religions. For those who are Mormon, the book provides a scholarly examination of the underpinnings of pre-Smith Christian history and of Joseph's prophetic calling and role in the start of the Church. Highly recommended to all readers who desire a well-written, non-sensational, fact-based book on Mormonism.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.