New expressions of church, including so-called "insider" movements, are proliferating among non-Christian religious communities worldwide. Drawing on the growing social-scientific work on emergent theory, Darren Duerksen and William Dyrness explore how all Christian movements have been and are engaged in a "reverse hermeneutic," where the gospel is read and interpreted through existing cultural and religious norms.
Sociologist Ronald Enroth and a team of expert contributors provide an accessible handle on the key religious movements of our day, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Jehovah's Witnesses to contemporary versions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam.
Leading with a synopsis of former governor Mitt Romney?s Mormon heritage, Robert M. Bowman Jr. introduces the Church of Latter-day Saints (LDS) for a curious American public. Bowman?s judicious overview tells the history of LDS from Joseph Smith to the present and summarizes the unique tenets of faith arising from the Book of Mormon.
Craig Blomberg and Stephen Robinson examine the agreements and disagreements between evangelicalism and Mormonism, focusing on Scripture, God, Christ, the Trinity and salvation.
A group of Mormon and evangelical scholars undertook a remarkable journey over fifteen years to discuss differences and investigate possible common ground in their beliefs. With both candor and generosity, these essays reflect the thoughtful, respectful and nuanced engagements on some of the most controversial topics that have inflamed passions in the past.
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