Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn from the Latter-day Saints


Christianity, Mormonism, Latter-day Saints


Readers who are familiar with the author's previous work in Mormon studies will not be surprised by the focus of this book. Indeed, Mormon Christianity further develops Webb's February 2012 First Things essay "Mormonism Obsessed with Christ" and his 2012 Oxford monograph Jesus Christ, Eternal God: Heavenly Flesh and the Metaphysics of Matter, particularly its penultimate chapter entitled "Godbodied: The Matter of the Latter-day Saints." The way in which these two publications are brought together and expanded is what gives Mormon Christianity its novelty. Webb takes the original, and perhaps questionable, approach of affirming Mormonism's Christianity by highlighting one of its most distinctive characteristics vis-à-vis the classical theism of historical Christianity, namely the materialism of its metaphysics. This is what the author loves most about Mormonism. In fact, Mormon metaphysics is at the core of Webb's claim that "other Christians can learn from the Latter-day Saints."

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Mauro Properzi, Review of “Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn from the Latter-day Saints,” by Stephen H. Webb, BYU Studies Quarterly 53:3 (2014), 196-199.

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BYU Studies




Religious Education


Church History and Doctrine

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Associate Professor