This is the core concern of religious humor in evangelical christian and mormon culture through detailed analyses of stand up performances movies web series cartoons and other instances of comedy the bookoffers an important perspective on an understudied aspect of contemporary american christianity. Finding similarities of core values among various mormon and evangelical christian groups elisha mcintyre pinpoints another shared virtue self reflexive religious humor constructing a fresh apologetic for the place of laughter within these conservative communities mcintyre expertly negotiates . Deep differences remain between mormon and evangelical communities conservative christians are often allied politically with conservative mormons especially around social issues but major . Mormonism and christianity have a complex theological joe scarborough has drawn analogies between the pharisees in the new testament and prominent evangelical religious leader robert jeffress calling mormonism a 1980 the book of mormon in a biblical culture journal of mormon history 7 3 21 stark rodney neilson reid . The fact that there are major theological differences between mormons and evangelical christians isnt exactly breaking news in fact the religion news association stylebook entry on mormons notes because of their extra biblical scriptures and beliefs about god and jesus they reject the nicene
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