This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online One of the Articles of Faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is: We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all [people] the same privilege, let … More Engaging with difference
Introduction Mauss has noted that throughout their history Latter-day Saints have struggled with the tension between retrenchment and assimilation (Mauss, 1994: 5). This article argues that this dichotomy is exemplified in the Church’s relationship with, and writings about, other faiths. As a structure each of these positions and their validity will be explored in detail, … More The dichotomy of Latter-day Saint interfaith commentary: a way forward.
There are some who may eschew engagement with other religions because it is dangerous. John Hull has characterised such an approach in the following way: ‘I am holy, the argument says, and you are holy but the ground between us is unholy ground and we will contaminate each other through harmful mingling of blood if … More Inter-faith dialogue: A transformational third space