Dr. Robert L. Millet received a Ph.D in biblical studies and contemporary theology at Florida State University. He is an emeritus Dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University and former Manager of Outreach and Interfaith Relations for the LDS Church Public Affairs. Over the years he has written dozens of books on Mormon beliefs and comparative religion, and has traveled across the U.S. to engage in interreligious dialogues with Evangelical and Catholic ministers and scholars.
Modern Mormonism: Myths and Realitiesby Robert L. Millet
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What answer may a Latter-day Saint make to accusations from those of other faiths that “Mormons aren’t Christians,” or “You think God is a man,” and “You worship a different Jesus”? Not only are these charges disconcerting, but the hostility with which they are frequently hurled is equally likely to catch Latter-day Saints off guard.
Now Robert L. Millet, veteran of hundreds of such verbal battles, cogently, helpfully, and scripturally provides important clarifications for Latter-day Saints about eleven of the most frequent myths used to discredit the Church. Along the way, he models how to conduct such a Bible based discussion respectfully, weaving in enlightenment from LDS scriptures and quotations from religious figures in other faiths, ranging from the early church fathers to the archbishop of Canterbury.
Millet enlivens this book with personal experiences as a boy growing up in an area where Mormons were a minuscule and not particularly welcome minority, in one-on-one conversations with men of faith who believed differently, and with his own BYU students who also had lessons to learn about interfaith dialogue. He pleads for greater cooperation in dealing with the genuine moral and social evils afflicting the world, and concludes with his own ardent and reverent testimony of the Savior.
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