How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation

ISBN-10: 0830819916
ISBN-13: 9780830819911
Edition: 1997
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Description: Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year!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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 3/20/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year!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.

Craig L. Blomberg was born in Illinois. He received his B. A. from Augusta College, an M. A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Aberdeen University in Scotland. Blomberg was an assistant professor of religion at Palm Beach Atlantic College, a research fellow in the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in England, and is currently a professor with the Denver Seminary. His books include Interpreting the Parables, and How Wide the Divide?: A Mormon and Evangelical in Conversation.

Introduction
Scripture
Joint Conclusion
God & Deification
Joint Conclusion
Christ & the Trinity
Joint Conclusion
Salvation
Joint Conclusion
Conclusion
Notes

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