Metzger, Romney, and America’s Mormon Moment

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The Mormon Moment

It is fair to say that Mormonism has come into the mainstream of American culture with the emergence of Mr. Mitt Romney as the Republican hopeful for the 2012 U.S. presidential race. Some have called this development the “Mormon moment.”

Multnomah's Dr. Paul Louis Metzger wrote about this topic and what it might mean for evangelical voters in Florida’s Sun Sentinel earlier this year prior to the Florida primary. Several other papers picked up his column, which is currently avaliable to read in The Holland Sentinel.

Metzger's Response

While many evangelicals are contemplating if they can and will support Romney for the presidency, Dr. Metzger is considering what is the best way forward for Evangelicals in engaging Mormons on matters of faith in his essay “The Burning Bosom” in his new book Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a World of Diverse Paths.

In his essay, Dr. Metzger seeks to engage Mormons in gentleness, respect, grace, and truth as he focuses on the identity of Jesus and the assurance of salvation. Dr. Robert Millet of Brigham Young University provided the response to the essay. The response can be found in the book along with the responses from representative leaders of other faith traditions that Dr. Metzger engages in his book.

Read the Chapter

Click here to read "The Burning Bosom", chapter 11 of Dr. Metzger's Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a  World of Diverse Paths.

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