Chapter 11: Latter-Day Saints and Baha’i Religion
Religions of a Single God - A Critical Introduction to Monotheisms from Judaism to Baha'i - Zeba A. Crook
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Zeba A. Crook is Professor of Religious Studies at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. He is a specialist in early Christianity and Graeco-Roman culture, but was drawn to the study of religion more broadly, and the study of these three religions in particular by teaching it. That his course on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam at Carleton University has attracted an average of six hundred students per year since he arrived there in 2003 shows the enduring interest in this material among young adults.
In this chapter we survey the histories of the founding and development of the LDS Church and Baha’i religion, as well as the theological innovations, collections of sacred writings, and distinct practices that most commonly characterize each group.