Anyone who has engaged in serious conversation with a Mormon friend or colleague may well have struggled to understand how a group that claims devout loyalty to Scripture can hold a range of beliefs that seem quite at variance both with Scripture and with historic Christianity. Jeffrey Krohn’s rigorous but fair-minded analysis of Mormon hermeneutics opens a much-needed window onto an interpretive approach that for too long has remained obscure, even to many Mormons.

This study is the published form of a doctoral thesis completed at the London School of Theology and supervised by Thorsten Moritz. Though the work certainly reflects the quality of research and depth of analysis one would expect in a PhD thesis, the findings are presented in a surprisingly accessible way—an achievement that will surely gain a wider reading for the work than PhD theses ordinarily command.

Krohn, who teaches at the Evangelical Theological College in...

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