An Examination of the Pearl

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Ed Suominen, Jan 26, 2012 - Religion - 530 pages
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An Examination of the Pearl is a study of the doctrine and history of Conservative Laestadianism, a small, exclusivist Christian group that is organized in Finland and North America as the SRK and the LLC, respectively. The book also looks at the teachings of Martin Luther, early Christianity, Christian fundamentalism and sectarianism, and the Bible.
 

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Too many sources are taken from non-neutral sources. So much so that the author has resorted to quoting from comments on blogposts.

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This book could do more to get information from sources that aren't biased one way or another as well as personally research the doctrines of the religions it is discussing. For example, while some religions may say that only their church will be saved, usually there is a caveat that those who followed the laws in their hearts would still be saved. In fact this is exactly the case with one of the religions being discussed here: the Iglesia ni Cristo. These kinds of oversights reflect poorly on the book. 

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