Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints

Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints

by Bill McKeever, Eric Johnson

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Overview

Mormonism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. For those who have wondered in what specific ways Mormonism differs from the Christian faith, Mormonism 101 provides definitive answers, examining the major tenets of Mormon theology and comparing them with orthodox Christian beliefs. Perfect for students of religion and anyone who wants to have answers when Mormons come calling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801016929
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Edition description: Revised and Expanded Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 533,525
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bill McKeever is the founder of Mormonism Research Ministry, based in Draper, Utah. Eric Johnson is a ministry associate. They are the authors of Answering Mormons' Questions. Together they speak throughout the country on the topic of Mormonism, operate a website (www.mrm.org), and produce a daily radio show, Viewpoint on Mormonism.

Table of Contents

Preface9
Introduction13
I.Examining the LDS Concept of God
1.God the Father23
2.Jesus40
3.The Trinity51
Witnessing Tip: Who Is God?58
II.Examining the LDS Concept of Humankind
4.Preexistence and the Second Estate63
5.The Fall72
6.Apostasy79
Witnessing Tip: Does the LDS Church Have a Role in Christianity Today?91
III.Examining the LDS Concept of Scripture
7.The Bible97
8.The Book of Mormon104
9.The Doctrine and Convenants and the Pearl of Great Price122
Witnessing Tip: Why Should I Accept the Book of Mormon as Coming from God?135
IV.Examining the LDS Concept of Salvation
10.The Atonement139
11.Grace and Works150
12.Heaven and Hell170
Witnessing Tip: Are You Keeping Celestial Law?186
V.Examining the LDS Concept of Ordinances
13.Communion and Baptism191
14.The World of Wisdom201
15.The Temple207
Witnessing Tip: Is the Temple Really Necessary?227
VI.Examining the LDS Concept of Revelation
16.Lamanites, the Seed of Cain, and Polygamy233
17.Joseph Smith251
18.The Church and Its Leadership264
Witnessing Tip: Applying Pascal's Wager to Mormonism273
Appendices
APast and Present Important Leaders in the LDS Church277
BThe Top 101 Events in the History of Mormonism279
Notes285
Bibliography313
Index of Biblical References319

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