New dialogue guide for Evangelicals is receiving nationwide response
President Richard J. Mouw’s new book, Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals, is receiving
national media attention from the Washington
Post, Huffington Post, Christian Century, Salt Lake Tribune, and others. An article picked up by several
media outlets, originally printed in the Salt
Lake Tribune, highlights Mouw’s new book and emphasizes his argument that “understanding
Mormonism isn’t just about being nice, it’s a Christian mandate.”
The book is timely, the article points out, because Evangelicals are being “forced to confront
their views of Mormonism even more directly and publicly because of Mitt Romney’s
presidential campaign.” Talking
with Mormons, released last month by Eerdmans Publishing Company, is the
result of Mouw’s many years of dialogue with Latter-day Saint scholars and
members of the Mormon community.
represents a rare blend of doctrinal certainty and generosity of spirit,”
comments David Neff, editor-in-chief of Christianity Today. “In this book—and over many years of dialogue with leading
Mormons—he has put this winning combination into practice."
this brief, highly accessible book, Mouw shows why it is necessary to move
beyond stark denunciation to a dialogue that allows both parties to express
differences and explore common ground. Without papering over significantly
divergent perspectives on important doctrinal issues, Mouw points to areas in
which Mormon-Evangelical dialogue evidences hope for the future. In so doing,
he not only informs readers but also models respectful Evangelical debate.