Blomberg on How Wide the Divide Eleven Years Later
Audio file aficionados will be pleased to hear Dr. Craig Blomberg explain in his own words what has happened since publishing “How Wide the Divide: A Mormon and Evangelical in Conversation” in 1997.
Feb 27, 2008, Dr. Blomberg gave a presentation as part of Denver Seminary’s Women’s Forum entitled “How Wide the Divide? Eleven Years Later, Mormons and Evangelicals in Conversation.” (Listen Here)
In this presentation, Dr. Blomberg provides an amazing look from the inside of the events before and after the publication of How Wide the Divide. Dr. Blomberg recounts the history of how he came to enter into communication with Stephen E. Robinson, author of “Are Mormons Christian?,” the various criticism and praise which followed HWD, the events leading up to the 2004 event at the Mormon Tabernacle with Ravi Zacharius, Greg Johnson and Robert Millet’s public dialogues, the publication “The New Mormon Challenge,” and various academic dialogues with religious studies students including the National Student Dialogue Conference. Dr. Blomberg concludes his talk with summaries of lessons he has learned from this experience. A question and answer session concludes.
I personally enjoyed Dr. Blomberg’s talk and found myself nodding amen to essentially everything he had to say.