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Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints, Revised and Expanded Edition
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Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints, Revised and Expanded Edition

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Baker Books 2015

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Mormonism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world, with over five million Mormons in the United States alone. For those who have wondered how Mormonism differs from the Christian faith, Mormonism 101 provides definitive answers.

Introducing their study by refuting Mormon leader Bruce McConkie’s provocative assertion—that Mormonism and Christianity are one and the same—the authors establish firm dividing lines between the two religions. They examine the major tenets of Mormon theology and compare them with orthodox Christian beliefs in a helpful, point-by-point study. Throughout their work, the authors provide succinct conclusions and numerous quotes from authoritative Mormon sources.

Readers will not only learn about Mormon teachings but will also be better equipped to witness to friends and family within the Mormon church. This book is also a valuable resource for students studying cults and comparative religion, as well as for organizations and ministries that reach out to Mormons. Each chapter ends with practical tips for effective evangelization.

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Key Features

  • Identifies specific differences between Christianity and Mormonism
  • Draws on the primary resources from Mormon leaders
  • Equips Christians to evangelize Mormons


  • Examining the LDS Concept of God
    • God the Father
    • Jesus
    • The Trinity
  • Examining the LDS Concept of Humankind
    • Preexistence and the Second Estate
    • The Fall
    • Apostasy
  • Examining the LDS Concept of Scripture
    • The Bible
    • The Book of Mormon
    • The Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price
  • Examining the LDS Concept of Salvation
    • The Atonement
    • Grace and Works
    • Heaven and Hell
  • Examining the LDS Concept of Ordinances
    • Communion and Baptism
    • The Word of Wisdom
    • The Temple
  • Examining the LDS Concept of Revelation
    • Lamanites, the Seed of Cain, and Plural Marriage
    • Joseph Smith
    • The Church and Its Leadership

Praise for the Print Edition

An immensely helpful book. Bill and Eric have done an enormous amount of research, and they make key beliefs accessible and understandable.

Sean McDowell, professor of apologetics, Biola University

This volume is the best available for a fair and accurate assessment of the theological claims of Mormonism.

Mark Strauss, professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary

As a pastor in Utah I am excited for this resource because it accurately explains the beliefs and practices of Mormonism in an age when some are blurring the doctrinal lines between Mormonism and real Christianity.

—Cory Anderson, pastor, Shadow Mountain Church, West Jordan, UT

Product Details

  • Title: Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints
  • AuthorS: Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson
  • Edition: Revised and Expanded
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 320
  • Christian Group: Evangelicals
  • Resource Type: Introduction
  • Topic: Mormonism

About the Authors

Bill McKeever is a Christian apologist specializing in the differences between Mormonism and Christianity. He is the founder of Mormonism Research Ministry and is the coauthor of Answering Mormons’ Questions and Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Effective Ways to Challenge a Mormon’s Argument without Being Offensive.

Eric Johnson is a Christian apologist speciailizing in equipping the church to respond to the claims of Mormonism. He is the associate editor of Apologetics Study Bible for Students and is a regular contributor to the Christian Research Journal. He is the coauthor of Answering Mormons’ Questions.

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