Mormonism - Magnificent Illusion
Over the years Mormons and ex-Mormons have written a spate of books debating the merits and demerits of Latter-day Saint faith and practice. What makes this ex-Mormon offering distinctive? In part, its charitable tone; in part its selection of topics...
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Over the years Mormons and ex-Mormons have written a spate of books debating the merits and demerits of Latter-day Saint faith and practice. What makes this ex-Mormon offering distinctive? In part, its charitable tone; in part its selection of topics (dealing particularly with the areas in which it is hardest to square Mormonism with New Testament Christianity). But most helpful of all is its recognition that the LDS are changing and will have to continue to do so as their mainstreaming into modern society continues. Most constructively of all, Bracht "re-imagines Mormonism" in ways that could allow it to keep key distinctives and yet bring it clearly into the Christian fold. This is an important contribution to a crowded field of study.
Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary Littleton, Co, May 2010
John Bracht was born in Edinburgh Scotland and migrated to Australia at the age of 10. He was converted to Mormonism in his teens and spent four years in the United States as a student at the Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus. During his time at the university, he was converted to Christianity and left the Mormon Church.In addition to a B.A. (BYU-Hawaii)and B.Th (Baptist Theological Colege of NSW), he has an M.A.(Hons) University of Sydney and M.Th, (Australian College of Theology). Both Master's theses dealt with the subject of Mormonism. John is a Baptist minister in Canberra, Australia. He is married with two adult sons and two grandsons.