Commentary on President Richard Mouw’s, “Evangelicals,” by Salt Lake City Newspaper
“Talking With Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals,” by Mouw
In this article by Deseret
News, President Richard Mouw’s recent book, “Talking With Mormons: An
Invitation to Evangelicals,” is illustrated as a good source for understanding
how to conduct “respectful, fair-minded disagreement,” specifically regarding
religion and politics.
It mentions Mouw citing John Calvin's "Institutes of
the Christian Religion," reflecting on times “when states go to war out of
righteous indignation.” The article
stresses Calvin’s warning that such instances put leaders at extreme spiritual
“We have a natural but worrisome tendency,” writes Mouw,
"to put the best possible interpretation on our own motives and the worst
possible interpretation on the motives of the people we want to attack."
The article sums up Mouw’s work by saying we cannot expect to
receive charity from those toward whom we are not charitable.
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