Fuller's President Richard Mouw contributed to an online conversation on Mormonism
Fuller Seminary’s President Richard Mouw was recently
featured in the “Mormon Moment,”
an online conversation curated by Patheos.com,
a website that features articles about religion and spirituality written by
people of various faith backgrounds.
Patheos hosted this online symposium on the topic of Mormons
noting that the year 2012 was “Year of the Mormons.”
“Several national magazines devoted cover stories to the
minority faith, and reporters sought to re-interpret the young religion for a
broad audience. The candidacies of Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman raised the
faith's profile, while a new musical that had little to do with the
actual Book of Mormon broke records on Broadway,” the website
explained. “We invited a panel of experts to comment on the so-called ‘Mormon
Moment’: What does it mean for the church, its adherents, for the media, and
for religion in America?”
Dr. Mouw contributed an article to the symposium titled “The
‘De-Demonization’ of Mormonism,” which explained that Mitt Romney’s candidacy
propelled Mormon-evangelical relations.
He writes that Romney’s political campaign—though
unsuccessful—may have “served the cause of good theology,” by providing a
situation in which evangelicals were suddenly willing to vote for a Mormon
president, or at least begin dialoguing to learn more about Mormonism.
To read Dr. Mouw’s article, go