Marty’s Definition of Mormon

Taken from The Christian World:  A Global History (2007):

Martin Marty writes on page 244 in the glossary,

Mormon  Another name for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded in the 1830s by Joseph Smith, who claimed direct divine revelation of a new covenant, one which most other Christians regard as a new tradition far from orthodox Christianity.  It grows rapidly in many parts of the world.

Here is a good question:  Does liberal scholar, Martin Marty, the man with some seventy-five honorary doctorates, think of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “as a new tradition far from orthodox Christianity”?

2 comments

  1. I’m afraid I don’t understand the question since the answer seems so obvious. Of course he does. That’s what he wrote. What’s your point?

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