From Rusty's blog:
In 1985, when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons) wanted to build a temple in Stockholm Sweden, there was a lot of vocal opposition, a large part of which seemed to be based on inaccurate understandings about Mormonism. In response, Krister Stendahl presented Stendahl’s three rules of religious understanding at a press conference. These were his 3 rules:
- When you are trying to understand another religion, you should ask the adherents of that religion, and not its enemies.
- Don’t compare your best to their worst.
- Leave room for “holy envy” (willingness to find elements in another’s religion that you admire and would like to adopt).