Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture:

Attacking Rather than Explaining

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
10/5/2012
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
20 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
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apologetics, Christian, christianity, lds, lds church, mormon, Mormonism, Scholars, scholarship

In his book on Mormonism, the Reverend Andrew Jackson claims to explain “the teaching and practices of the LDS Church,” with an intended audience of non-Mormon Christians but also “interested Mormons.” He doesn’t succeed well. Although his presentation of Mormon history is mostly fair, his discussion of the faith of Latter-day Saints devolves into the usual anti-Mormon tropes, to which he adds a celebration of a simplified evangelical theology. What might have been a useful, straightforward account of The Church of Jesus Christ and its history ended up, instead, as a clumsy attack. Reverend Jackson eventually re-released his book under a different title as a warning against what he considers Mitt Romney’s reticence to publicly explain his faith to the Reverend’s specifications. The later iteration of Reverend Jackson’s opinions was not even revised beyond a new introduction, making plain his basic antagonistic agenda.

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