Over the past two centuries relations between Mormons and evangelicals could at best be described as guarded and suspicious and at worst as antagonistic and hostile. In recent years, however, evangelicals and Mormons have frequently found themselves united against certain...
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Over the past two centuries relations between Mormons and evangelicals could at best be described as guarded and suspicious and at worst as antagonistic and hostile. In recent years, however, evangelicals and Mormons have frequently found themselves united against certain influences in society?militant atheism, growing secularism, ethical relativism and frontal attacks on marriage, the family and religious liberty.With this background, a group of nine Mormon and ten evangelical scholars undertook a remarkable journey over a period of fifteen years to discuss differences and investigate possible common ground. The essays in this book reflect thoughtful, respectful and nuanced engagements on some of the most controversial topics that have inflamed passions in the past.Evangelical contributors include
Among the Mormon participants are
Camille Fronk Olson
They and thirteen others consider what they have learned about honest, frank and respectful dialogue while also taking up key doctrines for both communities. The results may surprise you as the nature of God, authority, grace and more are all discussed with both candor and generosity.
Robert L. Millet (PhD, Florida State University) is professor of religious education, outreach, and interfaith relations at Brigham Young University. He has written numerous articles and books, including A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-day Saints. and Claiming Christ: A Mormon-Evangelical Dialogue with Gerald L.McDermott.
Richard J. Mouw (Ph.D., University of Chicago) has served as president of Fuller Theological Seminary since 1993, after having served the seminary for four years as provost and senior vice president. A philosopher, scholar, and author, Mouw joined the faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary as professor of Christian philosophy and ethics in 1985. Before coming to Fuller he served for 17 years as professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Free University in Amsterdam.
He has been an editor of the Reformed Journal and has served on many editorial boards, including currently Books and Culture. He is the author of 17 books, including The God Who Commands; When the Kings Come Marching In; The Smell of Sawdust; He Shines in All Thats Fair: Culture and Common Grace,;Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport, and most recently, Praying at Burger King.
Mouw serves as a panelist in the online forum On Faith offered by Newsweek and the Washington Post. In 2007 Princeton Theological Seminary awarded Mouw the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life.
- Over The Past Two Centuries Relations Between Mormons And Evangelicals Could At Best Be Described As Guarded And Suspicious And At Worst As Antagonistic And Hostile. In Recent Years, However, Evangelicals And Mormons Have Frequently Found Themselves United Against Certain Influences In Society?militant Atheism, Growing Secularism, Ethical Relativism And Frontal Attacks On Marriage, The Family And Religious Liberty.with This Background, A Group Of Nine Mormon And Ten Evangelical Scholars Undertook A Remarkable Journey Over A Period Of Fifteen Years To Discuss Differences And Investigate Possible Common Ground. The Essays In This Book Reflect Thoughtful, Respectful And Nuanced Engagements On Some Of The Most Controversial Topics That Have Inflamed Passions In The Past.evangelical Contributors Include <ul> <li>craig Blomberg</li> <li>christopher Hall</li> <li>gerald Mcdermott</li> </ul> Among The Mormon Participants Are <ul> <li>spencer Fluhman</li> <li>camille Fronk Olson</li> <li>grant Underwood</li> </ul> They And Thirteen Others Consider What They Have Learned About Honest, Frank And Respectful Dialogue While Also Taking Up Key Doctrines For Both Communities. The Results May Surprise You As The Nature Of God, Authority, Grace And More Are All Discussed With Both Candor And Generosity.
- <strong>part I: The Nature Of The Dialogue</strong>
- 1. The Dialogue: Backgrounds And Context, Derek J. Bowen2. Reflections After Fifteen Years, Robert L. Millet3. What Drew Me To Dialogue. . . And Why I’m Still Talking, J. Spencer Fluhman4. My Dreams For Mormon-evangelical Dialogues, Craig L. Blomberg5. Responding To Millet And Fluhman, James E. Bradley6. A Serious Call To Devout And Holy Dialogue: Going Deeper In Interfaith Discussions, Gerald R. Mcdermott7. Apologetics As If People Matter, Dennis Ockholm8. From Calvary To Cumorah: The Significance Of "sacred Space," Richard E. Bennett9. Mormon-evangelical Dialogue: Embracing A Hermeneutic Of Generosity, Rachel Cope10. Temple Garments: A Case Study In The Lived Religion Of Mormons, Cory B. Willson11. Mormons And Evangelicals In The Public Square, J. B. Haws12. An Evangelical At Brigham Young University, Sarah Taylor
- <strong>part Ii: Specific Doctrinal Discussions</strong>
- 13. How Many Gods? Mormons And Evangelicals Discussing The Debate, Craig L. Blomberg14. The Trinity, Christopher A. Hall15. Divine Investiture: Mormonism And The Concept Of Trinity, Brian D. Birch16. Praxis: A Lived Trinitarianism, Bill Heersink17. Theological Anthropology: The Origin And Nature Of Human Beings, Grant Underwood18. "how Great A Debtor": Mormon Reflections On Grace, Camille Fronk Olson19. Authority Is Everything, Robert L. Millet20. Revealed Truth: Talking About Our Differences, Richard J. Mouw21. Two Questions And Four Laws: Missiological Reflections On Lds And Evangelical Missions In Port Moresby, C. Douglas Mcconnell22. Becoming As God, Robert L. Millet23. Is Mormonism Biblical? J. B. Haws
- Afterword, Robert L. Milletnotescontributors