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Source(s) of the criticism
- A Little Talk, Between John Robinson and his Master about Mormonism, Shewing its Origin, Absurdity, and Impiety (Bedford: W. White, 1840), 1–8. off-site
- “Mormonism Exposed and Refuted,” Universalist Union (New York) 3, no. 26 (5 May 1838): 205. off-site
- The Utah Evangel 33 (July/August 1986): 1.
- Craig L. Blomberg, "Is Mormonism Christian?" in Francis J. Beckwith, Carl Mosser, et al., The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement (Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2002), 315–332
- Henry Caswall, The City of the Mormons; or, Three Days at Nauvoo, in 1842, 2nd ed. revised and enlarged, (London: J. G. F. & J. Rivington, 1843), 8. off-site
- Philander Chase, A Pastoral Letter of Bishop Chase, to the Clergy of His Diocese of Illinois (1843), 1-8. off-site
This episcopalian bishop declares Mormons to be heretics; declares their baptism is invalid, unlike other Christian faiths.
- Jolene Coe and Greg Coe, The Mormon Experience (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1985), 188.
- J. Edward Decker, To Moroni With Love, 2nd edition, (Seattle: Life Messengers, n.d.), ??.
- Ed Decker and Dave Hunt, The God Makers (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1984),, 82, 246. (Detailed review)
- A Disciple, [Reply to John E. Page] Morning Chronicle (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) (14 July 1842). off-site
- Norman Geisler, founder of Southern Evangelical Seminary, cited in Elise Soukup, "The Mormon Odyssey," Newsweek (17 October 2005) off-site
"There is no rightful claim by historic Mormon doctrine to the name Christian, because they deny almost every one of the major fundamental doctrines of Christendom."
- J. H. Gihon, “The Mormons,” Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate (Utica, New York) 10, no. 46 (15 November 1839): 364-365. off-site
- Walter Martin, The Kingdom of the Cults (Revised) (Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1997), 7, 51. ( Index of claims )
- Walter Martin, Mormonism (Minneapolis, Bethany House Publishers, 1976), 3.
- Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson, Mormonism 101. Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2000), Chapter 2. ( Index of claims )
- Einar Molland, Christendom (New York: Philosophical Library, 1959), 355.
- Carl Mosser, "And the Saints Go Marching On," in Francis J. Beckwith, Carl Mosser, et al., The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement (Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2002), 66
- Richard N. and Joan K. Ostling, Mormon America: The Power and the Promise, (New York:HarperCollins Publishers, 2000), Chapter 19. ( Index of claims )
- George Peck, “Mormonism and the Mormons,” Methodist Quarterly Review (January 1843): 115, 117. off-site
- Philanthropist of Chester County, Mormonism Unmasked, Showed to be an Impious Imposture, and Mr. Bennett’s Reply Answered and Refuted (Philadelphia: T. K. & P. G. Collins, 1840), 3. off-site Response
- Parley P. Pratt, "Reply to the Preston Chronicle," Millennial Star 2 no. 3 (July 1841), 42-43. off-site
Pratt mentions that this false claim had been made.
- James R. Spencer, Beyond Mormonism: An Elder's Story (Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 1984), 138.
- H. Stevenson, A Lecture on Mormonism (Newcastle: J. Blackwell and Co., 1839), 3-32. off-site
- La Roy Sunderland, “Mormonism,” Zion’s Watchman (New York) 3, no. 5 (3 February 1838). off-site
- J.K. van Baalen, The Chaos of Cults, 4th edition and enlarged (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983), 159.
- William J. Whalen, Separated Brethren: A Survey of non-Catholic Christian Denominations in the United States, revised edition, (Milwaukee: Bruce, 1963), 173.