Writers ponder Mormonism's 'theological weirdness'

In the midst of all of the attention lavished on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during what has been called "the Mormon moment," one of the most intriguing — and disturbing — elements of media coverage has focused on what one writer calls the "supposed theological weirdness" of LDS doctrine.

Writing on the Religion Dispatches magazine website, Max Perry Mueller, the Eccles Foundation Mormon Studies Fellow at the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, references the pithy, prosaic musings of "celebrated pundits and public intellectuals" like Harold Bloom, Michael Ruse and Maureen Dowd as he observes that "casual assertions of knowledge about Mormon theology have dismayed longtime scholars of Mormonism."

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