"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the most unique and eclectic religions to seek a place in the family of Christianity. In its doctrine and liturgical practices, Mormonism sets itself apart from most of its brothers and sisters in Christ. Consequently, while Latter-day Saints insist that they are Christians, many within the main reject that claim. In this unique and groundbreaking book, Petersen places some of the most distinctive Latter-day Saint doctrines under a microscope. He critically compare[s] the beliefs and teaching of Mormonism witth that of the ancient Christian Church. Through a detailed look at the Bible, the writing of the Church Fathers, and the theological statements of Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant scholars, the author seeks to answer with finality the age old question, do the Mormons have a leg to stand on in claiming that they are Christians?"-- Page  of cover.