Andrew Jackson (Mormonism Explained, 2008) writes,
Although Mormonism does not name a specific church or denomination as Satan’s historic great and apostate church in earliest Christianity, Mormons do generally identify and describe it as “Hellenized Christianity.” They believe that early Christianity compromised the biblical truth and authority of salvation, and became thoroughly Hellenized by Greek culture and philosophy. The Mormon thesis is that as the Christian church spread into the Gentile world, it revised and accommodated biblical truth to a Greek worldview. As a result, Hebraic or biblical Christianity lost out to Hellenized Christianity, which radically exchanged New Testament truth for human authority, councils, and creeds (68).
Isn’t this the central quest of budding, contemporary LDS scholars in ANE studies? To expose the cover-up.
But would LDS friends be able to see my point of view? Latter-day general authority, Latter-day conferences, and the Latter-day creed make up the lens people are encouraged to wear when interpreting biblical scripture. And I see a continual revising and accommodating, too. Not thinking so much internationally, I find it quite evident among contemporary LDS Americans.