Oops, I forgot about these other posts I was going to mention.
Greg at This Set Down, which name my English Lit class finally made me able to understand, links an interesting post: Are Mormons Arians? Like the author, I can see why someone would make that accusation, but my answer would be of course not. Mormons are Mormons. Parts of Mormon doctrine can be found in all kinds of traditions. Holding some form of the doctrine that the Son is created doesn’t make Mormons Arian any more than have sacraments makes Catholicism a mystery cult.
Rather than lumping Mormonism in with Arianism, an approach that’s useful is to isolate the similiarities, and then see what the Church had to say about the similar Arian doctrine, and see if it can be applied to Mormon doctrine too. Sometimes it can, sometimes not.
Anyway, thanks to Greg for the link. Mormon Metaphysics will definitely go on my blogroll.
My copy of From Death to Life by Cdl. Schonborn arrived today. Of course, darned if I can order a used book without throwing in a Sheed book or two – it was accompanied by Christ in Eclipse and God and the Human Condition vol. 1: God and the Human Mind. Whee!