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A Positive Look at Latter-day Saints from a Bahá’í Perspective

by Serge van Neck

How can Bahá’ís engage in meaningful dialogue with Mormons? This book provides an in-depth look at core Mormon beliefs and scriptures.


Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.


Joseph Smith . . . was a religious teacher sensitive to the spiritual currents flowing in the early 19th century directly from the appearance of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh and the Revelation of Their messages of hope and divine Guidance.

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How can Bahá’ís engage in meaningful dialogue with Mormons? By highlighting the many principles Mormons and Bahá’ís have in common, and providing an in-depth look at core Mormon beliefs and scriptures, this book aims to increase understanding and enable Bahá’ís to look beyond outward differences and reach out to the members of this fast-growing community in a spirit of true friendship.


"This is a thorough and helpful introduction to the Latter-day Saint beliefs for Baha'is and may serve thoughtful Mormons who want to understand how the Baha'i Faith compares to their own beliefs." - The UK Baha'i Journal

"This work is a sterling example of respectful dialogue with another faith ... Commonalities is highly recommended as a worthwhile read. Its style is also well worth emulating as future authors address the Baha'i relationship to other religions." - Baha'i Studies Review

"... the most balanced and comprehensive book on the interrelation of the Baha'i Faith with another religion that this reviewer has read. ... Highly recommended." - Planet Baha'i

Amazon readers have rated Commonalities 5 stars, calling it "A great resource", "The definitive text", and "A true gem of a book on the common bond shared by the Mormon and Baha'i Faiths".

ISBN: 978-0-85398-537-2

Softcover, 460 pages
23.4 x 15.6 cm (9.25 x 6 in)

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