The session "At the Crossroads Again: Mormonism and Protestantism" looks current relationship between the Mormon and Protestant Christian communities, and the future of this relationship. Despite a strong historical connection in nineteenth century America, and a commonly claimed commitment to the moral teachings and saving power of Jesus, differences in doctrine and practice have complicated the relationship between Mormonism and Protestant Christianity. As both Latter-day Saints and Protestants move forward into the twenty-first century, they stand more ready than ever to engage in thoughtful dialogue and social collaboration."
David E. Campbell
David Campbell is the John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and the founding director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. He is the co-author (with Robert Putnam) of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, author of Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life and the editor of A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential Election. He has also co-authored and co-edited books on civic engagement, school vouchers, and charter schools. In addition, he has published articles in a number of scholarly journals on such subjects as religion and politics, young people, schools, and civic engagement.
As an expert on religion, politics, and civic engagement, David has often been featured in the national media, including the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time, NBC News, MSNBC, CNN, National Public Radio, Fox News, and C-SPAN. His research has won awards from the American Political Science Association, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation.
David McAllister-Wilson received a Bachelor of Arts in History from California State University, Northridge, in 1983. He earned his Master of Divinity degree in 1988 and Doctor of Ministry degree in 2001 from Wesley. An ordained elder in the Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, McAllister-Wilson's main areas of interest are revitalizing the Mainline Protestant Church and excellence in church leadership.
McAllister-Wilson wrote about the training and development of effective church leaders in a chapter of Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge, edited by James Kouzes and Barry Posner. He also contributed a chapter to A Handbook for Seminary Presidents, edited by G. Douglass Lewis and Lovett H. Weems, Jr., of Wesley's Lewis Center for Church Leadership.