Mormonism I : Evangelical Christian Anti-Mormonism in the Twentieth Century
Compilation includes the following items. Clayton Rice, 'The Mormon Way,' 1-87 (1929) which speaks of many ostive aspects of Mormon, but mostly compares Mormon life to life behind the Iron curtain. Rice claims that the church controls all aspets of Mormons' life. Dan Gilber, 'Mormonism Unmasked, IN the Light of Bible Prophesy,' 89-126 (1945) focuses mostly on the continuing practice of polygamy, by fundamentalist groups. Sees polygamy as inspired by Satan. L. Rumble, 'Mormons or Latter-Day Saints,' 127-59 (1950), attaces the Mormon faith from the Roman Catholic perspective. Rumble, a priest, deconstructs the history of the church, stating tha it is fraudulent. He claimes that Sidney Rigdon wrote the Book of Mormon. Hal Hougey, ''A Parallel'--the Bais of the Book of Mormon, 161-215 (1963), makes the case that Ethan Smith's View of the Hebrews is the source of the Book of Mormon. Gordon R. Lewis, 'The Bible, the Christian, and the Latter-Day Saint,' 217-58 (1966), represents the right-wing Baptist point of view. His main point is to show the ways in which the Mormons differ from 'orthodox' Christianity. John L. Smith, 'I Visited the Temple,' 259-362 (1966), talks about the secrecy of the temples. He states that there are secret rooms in the temple even unknown to members today. He is a Southern Bapitst minister who has spent his ministry exposing the dangers of Mormonism. Jerald and Sandra Tanner, 'A Critical Look, A Study of the Overstreet 'Confession' and the Cowdery 'Defense',' 363-97 (1967), present a refutation of two anti-Mormon documents: the Oliver Overstreet 'Confession' and the 'Defense' of Oliver Cowdery. The Tanners do not support the church, but thay claim these documents are fraudulent.