Written by a professor and pastor in a city that boasts a large LDS community, this primer is well-documented yet easy-to-read. The author unveils Mormonism's origins and its specific doctrines--what Mormons believe and why--all contrasted with historic Christianity. For any questions regarding Mormon teaching and practice, Mormonism Explained is the first place to turn.
Sociologist Rodney Stark estimates that by 2080, Mormonism will have 267 million adherents. As a leading rival to biblical Christianity in both America and Latin America, it is a religion to be reckoned with. However, Mormons are not so much a group to be feared by Christians, says author Andrew Jackson, as a mission field to be cultivated.
As a professor and a pastor in a city that boasts a large LDS community, Jackson has had not only many discussions with Mormon neighbors but with current and ex-members from every level of the church hierarchy. These conversations have led him to study this religion and write this book. His systematic, concise, and well-documented work offers an easy-reading explanation of Mormon teaching and practice today. This book is the first place readers will want to turn for a primer on Mormonismís origins and specific doctrines, and what Mormons believe and why.