Are Mormons Christians?

Are Mormons Christians? by Stephen E. Robinson

Review by Gordon R. Lewis

Although a god allegedly told Joseph Smith in his first vision that he should join none of the Christian denominations, Stephen Robinson now wants "to show that the arguments used to exclude Latter-day Saints from the 'Christian' world are flawed" (p. vii). Robinson, chairman of the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, has taught religion at Presbyterian and Methodist-related schools. He may be the only Latter-day Saint (LDS) to earn tenure in a non-LDS college. Among a host of recent efforts by Mormons to gain acceptance for their church as Christian, Robinson's book is surely the most important and sophisticated.

Ageless Body, Timeless Mind & Perfect Health

Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old & Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide by Deepak Chopra

Review by John Weldon

Today's most influential and esteemed spokesperson for the $30 billion-a-year business of alternative/New Age medicine is Deepak Chopra, M.D., president of the American Society of Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Chopra is an ardent promoter of a uniquely Hindu approach to medical care -ayurveda in general and what is termed "Maharishi Ayurveda" (or "Ayur-Veda") in particular. The latter is a modified approach incorporating the practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM).