Coming this August IVP Academic will release a book featuring the ongoing conversation taking place between Mormons and Evangelicals. In Talking Doctrine nine Mormon scholars interact with ten Evangelical scholars on issues important to both parties. Here’s the table of contents:
Prefaces by the Editors, Richard J. Mouw and Robert L. Millet
Part I: The Nature of the Dialogue
1. The Dialogue: Backgrounds and Context, Derek J. Bowen
2. Reflections After Fifteen Years, Robert L. Millet
3. What Drew Me to Dialogue. . . and Why I’m Still Talking, J. Spencer Fluhman
4. My Dreams for Mormon-Evangelical Dialogues, Craig L. Blomberg
5. Responding to Millet and Fluhman, James E. Bradley
6. A Serious call to Devout and Holy Dialogue: Going Deeper in Interfaith Discussions, Gerald R. McDermott
7. Apologetics as if People Matter, Dennis Ockholm
8. From Calvary to Cumorah: The Significance of “Sacred Space,” Richard E. Bennett
9. Mormon-Evangelical Dialogue: Embracing a Hermeneutic of Generosity, Rachel Cope
10. Temple Garments: A Case Study in the Lived Religion of Mormons, Cory B. Willson
11. Mormons and Evangelicals in the Public Square, J. B. Haws
12. An Evangelical at Brigham Young University, Sarah Taylor
Part II: Specific Doctrinal Discussions
13. How many Gods? Mormons and Evangelicals Discussing the Debate, Craig L. Blomberg
14. The Trinity, Christopher A. Hall
15. Divine Investiture: Mormonism and the Concept of Trinity, Brian D. Birch
16. Praxis: A Lived Trinitarianism, Bill Heersink
17. Theological Anthropology: The Origin and Nature of Human Beings, Grant Underwood
18. “How Great a Debtor”: Mormon Reflections on Grace, Camille Fronk Olson
19. Authority Is Everything, Robert L. Millet
20. Revealed Truth: Talking About Our Differences, Richard J. Mouw
21. Two Questions and Four Laws: Missiological Reflections on LDS and Evangelical Missions in Port Moresby, C. Douglas McConnell
22. Becoming As God, Robert L. Millet
23. Is Mormonism Biblical? J. B. Haws
Afterword, Robert L. Millet
Watch for this in August. Talking Doctrine will be a paperback with 240 pages and sell for $20.00. It is edited by Richard J. Mouw and Robert L. Millet.
Richard J. Mouw (PhD, University of Chicago) now serves as professor of faith and public life after twenty years as president of Fuller Theological Seminary. He has written over twenty books on topics of social ethics, philosophy of culture and interfaith dialogue, including Uncommon Decency, The Challenges of Cultural Discipleship, Praying at Burger King, The God Who Commands, Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport, The Smell of Sawdust and Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals.
A leader in interfaith theological conversations, particularly with Mormons and Jewish groups, Mouw served for six years as co-chair of the official Reformed-Catholic Dialogue and as president of the Association of Theological Schools. For seventeen years he was a professor of philosophy at Calvin College and in 2007, Princeton Theological Seminary awarded him the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life.
Robert L. Millet (PhD, Florida State University) is a Latter-day Saint author and speaker with more than seventy published works on Mormonism, including A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-day Saints, Claiming Christ: A Mormon-Evangelical Debate coauthored with Gerald R. McDermott and Bridging the Divide: The Continuing Conversation Between a Mormon and an Evangelical coauthored with Pastor Gregory C. V. Johnson.
Millet serves as coordinator of the Office of Religious Outreach and professor emeritus of religious education at Brigham Young University. At BYU he also served as chair of the department of ancient Scripture and dean of the college of religious education. He appears frequently as a commentator on BYUTV and in other media roles as manager of outreach and interfaith relations for the LDS Church’s Public Affairs Department.