ARE MORMONS POLYTHEISTS? A common feature of academic scholarship written on Mormonism has been to highlight its unique theology in which God the Father not only possesses a physical body but we, as his children, have the potential to progress and become as he is: Gods and Goddesses. Some of these scholars have used this as an opportunity to classify Mormonism as being a polytheistic religion. Not only does such a classification misrepresent Mormonism, its worship practices and beliefs, the polytheistic label also dislocates the religion from its socio-historical context and presents it as a religion more akin to paganism than Christianity.

Beau Seegmiller, Tisa J. Wenger