Front Matter

Light and Truth: A Latter-day Saint Guide to World Religions

Roger R. Keller


Published by the Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in cooperation with Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City.

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ISBN 978-0-8425-2817-7

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data


Keller, Roger R., 1942–.

Light and truth : a Latter-day Saint guide to world religions / Roger R. Keller.

pages cm

ISBN 978-0-8425-2817-7 (hardcover : alk. paper)

1. Christianity and other religions. 2. Religions. 3. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Relations. 4. Mormon Church—Relations. I. Title.


BR127.K45 2012





In memory of

Spencer J. Palmer,

friend and mentor,


and dedicated to

the Reverend Dean Jackson and his wife, Marlys,

who have always reached out to people of all faiths.