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What Is Mormonism

Is Mormonism a Cult?

Matthew Bowman | Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion
Matthew Bowman

The question would be easy if the word "cult" had a serious and well-justified definition. But it doesn't.

Bringing In The Dead: What's Behind Mormon Proxy Baptisms?

Samuel Brown | Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion
Samuel Brown

Mormons have performed such baptisms since their founding prophet introduced the practice on the banks of the Mississippi in the early 1840s. In this rite, Mormons receive baptism "for and in behalf of" a deceased individual.

5 Things You Should Know About Mormonism

Matthew Bowman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion
Matthew Bowman

It is a mistake to assume that Mormonism is a monolithic whole. Like any faith the Mormon tradition includes within it a wide range of theological opinion.

Are Mormons Any Weirder Than The Rest Of Us?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I have watched with mild amusement as the debate surrounding the beliefs of Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman have gained steam. Aren't the Mormons weird fanatics? Should we trust people with such strange beliefs with high office?

'Book Of Mormon' Musical Called Surprisingly Sweet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack Salt Lake Tribune NEW YORK (RNS) A Ugandan villager in the new Broadway musical from the creators of South Park offers a plai...