Common Ground—Different Opinions: Latter-day Saints and Contemporary Issues


Edited by Justin F. White and James E. Faulconer

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There are many hotly debated issues about which many people disagree, and where common ground is hard to find. From evolution to environmentalism, war and peace to political partisanship, stem cell research to same-sex marriage, how we think about controversial issues affects how we interact as Latter-day Saints.
     In this volume various Latter-day Saint authors address these and other issues from differing points of view. Though they differ on these tough questions, they have all found common ground in the gospel of Jesus Christ and the latter-day restoration. Their insights offer diverse points of view while demonstrating we can still love those with whom we disagree.

Praise for Common Ground—Different Opinions:

“[This book] provide models of faithful and diverse Latter-day Saints who remain united in the body of Christ. This collection clearly demonstrates that a variety of perspectives on a number of sensitive issues do in fact exist in the Church. . . . [T]he collection is successful in any case where it manages to give readers pause with regard to an issue they’ve been fond of debating, or convinces them to approach such conversations with greater charity and much more patience. It served as just such a reminder and encouragement to me, and for that reason above all, I recommend this book.” — Blair Hodges, Maxwell Institute

“After all these conversations, do we actually find ‘common ground’ here? Is there some place or idea upon which these sometimes opposing views can come together and meet? Each author has ties to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each author expresses herself or himself clearly, succinctly, confidently and courteously. They are one in community, but they are not one in opinion. And when those differing opinions are expressed thoughtfully—and received respectfully—as they are in Common Ground, the community is enriched and there is room for growth on all sides.” — Laura Compton, Association for Mormon Letters

Contributors to this volume:

Bob Bennett
Kent R. Brooks
Sariah Cottrell
Richard Davis
Eric A. Eliason
Daniel Fairbanks
James Faulconer
Robert L. Gleave
David Grandy
Kristine Haglund
George B. Handley
David A. Jensen
Robert Millet
Nathan B. Oman
Taylor G. Petrey
Steven L. Peck
Justin F. White
Camille S. Williams
Marleen S. Williams
Richard N. Williams
Larry Wimmer
Bruce Young
Margaret Blair Young

More Information:

379 pages
ISBN 978-1-58958-573-7 (paperback)

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