Lighthouse: Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Despised and Beloved Critics of Mormonism (Paperback)

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While some may view Jerald and Sandra Tanner only as despised critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is impossible to trace the course of Mormon history over the past sixty years without acknowledging their contribution. Many both inside and outside of Mormonism respect them for their unflinching quest for truth no matter the cost, as when Jerald declared Mark Hofmann’s notorious Salamander Letter a forgery months before some experts declared it authentic. Their Utah Lighthouse Ministry has operated for decades only blocks from church headquarters, where their many works on Mormonism are still printed and sold. Jerald died in 2006 but Sandra continues to oversee the ministry. 

The Tanners consistently challenged the church’s position on many historical issues. Utah Lighthouse was long the only source for Mormon scholars to obtain crucial historical reprints, which they still happily or begrudgingly purchase; for others, the Tanners’ writings have been the source of disillusionment with the church. Despised or beloved, the influence of Jerald and Sandra Tanner cannot be underestimated or ignored.

About the Author

Ronald V. Huggins received his ThD from the University of Toronto/Toronto School of Theology. He taught at Moody Bible Institute Northwest, Salt Lake Theological Seminary, and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also served as managing editor of the Midwestern Journal of Theology. He has published in the Journal of Biblical Literature, Novum Testamentum, Ephemerides Theologicae Lovaniensis, and the Westminster Theological Journal. His writings in the fields of world views, psychology, and comparative religion have appeared in The Evangelical Dictionary of World Religions, the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, The Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies, Phanês: Journal of Jung History Studies, and Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. He and his wife Marguerite have four children and ten grandchildren.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781560854548
ISBN-10: 1560854545
Publisher: Signature Books
Publication Date: July 25th, 2022
Pages: 390
Language: English