Claiming Christ: A Mormon-Evangelical Debate
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Claiming Christ: A Mormon-Evangelical Debate

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Ask an evangelical and a Mormon what the other believes, and you may get many opinions, not all of them accurate. Ask professors Gerald McDermott and Robert Millet to discuss their beliefs, and you get a frank, informative comparison of both. Though sometimes on opposite poles, these scholars and close friends are determined to model love and respect despite serious theolo...more
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J.D. Camorlinga
In Claiming Christ: A Mormon-Evangelical Debate, authors Dr. Robert Millet and Dr. Gerald McDermott engage in interfaith dialogue about the common misconceptions and differing beliefs of orthodox Christianity (OC) and Mormonism. Millet, who presents the Latter-day Saint (LDS) perspective, contends that civil disagreement is possible but that one must ensure that the disagreements are about the “the right stuff.” (12) Claiming Christ aims to clearly delineate what the “right stuff” is.

On the Fal...more
Danny
Apr 05, 2008 Danny marked it as to-read
Recommended to Danny by: I saw it reviewed by the Association for Mormon Letters
The following review from someone else that has read this book piqued my interest in this debate between Brother Millet and his Evangelical friend.
It is very high on my list of books to read.
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This is the latest entry in the respectful dialogue now taking place between some members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("Mormon") and its evangelical neighbors. On the evangelical side of this published back-and-forth is Dr. McDermott, a pro...more
John
This is another excellent debate between Mormon and Evangelical Scholars who show genuine respect for one another despite their strong differences. Each chapter refreshingly focuses on various beliefs about Jesus Christ, and for the most part avoids disagreements about exotic LDS cosmology.

I think this book is better than Millet’s previous debate with Greg Johnson, and is in many ways even better than the superb exchange between Stephen Robinson and Craig Blomberg. The Millet/Johnson book was a...more
Eric
I just finished this book, and recently finished "How Wide the Divide". Both were quite fascinating (if occasionally frustrating) reads. In each book, two religious scholars - one Mormon, one Evangelical - present the beliefs of their own religion as well as their perceptions of and exceptions to the other's religion. It really shed light on some of the reasons that there is misunderstanding and much animosity between the two religions. Most of it is that we don't accurately perceive the beliefs...more
Marilee
I thought this did an excellent and respectful job of explaining the difference between the Mormon faith and evangelical faith. What I really like about it is that Gerald McDermott doesn't ever say Mormons are not Christians, and the distiction is made that we are not Trinity Christians, but nevertheless Christians. I also gained a greater respect and knowledge of the evangelical postion. Great Book if you are interested in this kind of stuff.
Brian
Every Latter Day Saint and Evangelical should be required to read this marvelous book. It was heartening to read of their friendship and willingness to find areas of agreement and finally their conclusion that we have more in common than there are differences and that we can and must work together to make the world a better place.
Stacie Lindsey
I love Millet. I thought this book was fascinating. Two good friends, different religions - respectfully discussing, how their religions interpret the same key biblical doctrines.

I learned a lot about why other people don't believe that we are Christian - I knew the basics, this took me much deeper on so many issues.

Victor Chininin
A good dialog between Dr. Millet and Dr. McDermott. After all is said and done the division is about the Book of Mormon and other LDS revelation being considered as part of the canon. Also, Dr. Millet is honest about his beliefs about the Trinity.
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SueDella
Very good material but more like reading a textbook...will keep it on my list of books to finish later.
Bill Perkins
Intersting to read different viewpoint discussed in a civil manner by two religious scholors.
David
Christ debate hinges
On whether Joseph Smith was
Prophet. I knew that.
Derek Anderson
Insightful, enlightening, religious debate at its best.
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Robert L. Millet, professor of ancient scripture and former dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, holds a master s degree in psychology from BYU and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Florida State University. He is a popular speaker and prolific writer whose other books include Lost and Found: Reflections on the Prodigal Son; Grace Works; and More Holiness Give Me. He and his wi...more
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