Theological Tuesday

Instead of a video how about an article looking at Islam and Mormonism?

The late great Classical scholar Werner Jaeger once said that the only time the lectures of the immortal Eduard Meyer were really interesting and the only time he was ever able to fill his lecture hall at the University of Berlin was when he talked about the Mormons.

[…] In particular, ?Mormonism,? he writes, ?excited my interest at an early age before all else because of the surprising analogy, extending even to the smallest details, between it and the fundamental drives, external forms, and historical development of Islam: here one might hope to discover significant clues for a proper understanding of Mohammed and his religion. ? there is hardly another historical parallel as instructive as this one. ? It is impossible to undertake the scholarly investigation of the one without a closer acquaintance with the other.?4