Thursday, March 8, 2012

Amazing Article

Stephen H. Webb
Professor of Religion &Philosophy
Graduating at the top of his class, Prof. Webb was one of two students selected to give the 1983 Wabash commencement speech. After earning his Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Chicago in 1989, he returned to Wabash to teach in the religion and philosophy departments. He is the author of 11 books on topics such as the musical philosophy of Bob Dylan, theological critiques of the theory of evolution, the importance of the doctrine of providence in American history, the role of religion in public education, and the history of vegetarianism. His book The Divine Voice, an analysis of the role of sound in Christian history, was named the Religious Communication Association’s Book of the Year for 2005. He has published over 50 journal and national magazine articles (including First Things, Books & Culture, and Touchstone) and over 80 book reviews.

Nope, I had never heard of him.
until I read his article in

The title of the Artice:
Mormonism Obsessed with Christ

Let me give you just the first few lines and then you can decide if you would like to read it too.

"I too used to think of Mormonism as little more than an exotic and abnormal addition to Christianity. When I taught Mormon history to my students, I emphasized its remarkable spirit of endurance, its organizational savvy, and the sheer scope of its religious imagination. Yet I regret to say that I did not try to hide my condescension.

I have come to repent of this view, and not just because I came to my senses about how wrong it is to be rude toward somebody else’s faith. I changed my mind because I came to realize just how deeply Christ-centered Mormonism is. "

Hope you will leave a comment on what you think of it.


Most Happy Girl said...

I agree that this is an amazing article. The only problem I had with his content was the statement that Mormons don't believe that Mary was a virgin when Christ was born. Of course we do.

Mary Prillwitz said...

Wow! What a great article! Obviously, there are a few things in there that aren't doctrine of any sort, but as a whole, the article is awesome! Thanks for sharing. Definitely a great read.