How Wide the Divide?: A Mormon & an Evangelical in Conversationby Craig L. Blomberg, Stephen E. Robinson
Pub. Date: 03/20/1997
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Mormons and evangelicals don't often get along very well, at least not once they begin to discuss their religious beliefs. They often set about trying to convert one another, considering the faith the other holds as defective in some critical way. Unfortunately, much of what they say about one another simply
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Mormons and evangelicals don't often get along very well, at least not once they begin to discuss their religious beliefs. They often set about trying to convert one another, considering the faith the other holds as defective in some critical way. Unfortunately, much of what they say about one another simply isn't true. False stereotypes abound on both sides, preventing genuine and helpful communication.
Having discovered this sad state of affairs, Craig Blomberg, a committed evangelical scholar, and Stephen Robinson, a committed Mormon scholar, set out to listen to one another and to ferret out the real agreements and disagreements between them. In the conversation that develops, you will read what each believes about key theological issues--the nature and bounds of Scripture, the nature of God and deification, the person of Christ and the Trinity, and the essentials of salvation--and see how they interact with one another. What they agree on may surprise you.
Though this book does not sweep differences under the rug, it is meant to help Mormons and evangelicals know and tell the truth about one another. It does not expect to end evangelistic efforts from either side. In fact, it may help to promote more effective communication because it can help to get rid of misrepresentations from both sides. In the end, however, you will be able to judge for yourself just how wide the divide between them is.
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Table of ContentsIntroductionRobinsonBlomberg
1. ScriptureBlombergRobinsonJoint Conclusion
2. God & DeificationRobinsonBlombergJoint Conclusion
3. Christ & the TrinityBlombergRobinsonJoint Conclusion
4. SalvationRobinsonBlombergJoint Conclusion
Conclusion - Robinson & Blomberg
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This book is shedding much light on a controversial topic and, thereby, my prejudices are falling away. It is refreshing and compelling to read a discussion between qualified representatives of the Evangelical and LDS faiths. These two are straightforward and write with strength and intelligence. It should be read by all who prefer understanding to predudice and hate (and it should definitely be read by the latter!).