Is Mormonism Congruent with Christianity?


By Terryl Givens Mormonism’s status as a Christian faith, and its exact relationship to Christianity, continue to be subjects of long-standing dispute. As prominent scholar Sydney Ahlstrom remarked of Mormonism in his celebrated Religious History of the American People, “One cannot even be sure if the object of our consideration is a sect, a mystery [Read More...]

My Friends, the Saints: A Q&A with Elizabeth Ficocelli

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“Once I began to read about the saints, I was greatly surprised to discover how real and human they were. They were not perfect people, and they were poignantly aware of that. But each one of the saints had a deep desire to enter into an intimate relationship with God and purge themselves of their [Read More...]

A Q&A with N. T. Wright, author of Paul and the Faithfulness of God


This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re reading renowned New Testament scholar N. T. Wright’s “magnum opus,” Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Wright answered some questions for us about his passion for Paul, and the scope and hope of this epic project. It is truly not an exaggeration to say Paul and the Faithfulness of [Read More...]

The Lonely Polygamist: An Interview with Brady Udall

{Brady Udall. The Lonely Polygamist. W.W. Norton & Company 2010. 602 pages. $26.95} Reviewed by David Crumm This is a novel about a very big Mormon family. You’re from a famously big Mormon family yourself. So, let’s start with your place in your own family tree. Your great-great-grandfather was David King Udall, a polygamist. More [Read More...]