Institute for Religious Research
The Institute for Religious Research is a United States Christian apologetics organization based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It declares itself to be a non-denominational, non-profit Christian foundation for the study of religious claims, and was formerly known as Gospel Truths Ministries. IRR is a member of Evangelical Ministries to New Religions and was headed until his death in 2007 by Luke P. Wilson. Concurrent with the release of The DaVinci Code, the Baptist Press (Southern Baptist Convention) noted IRR's Ronald V. Huggins and his apologetic analysis of the film. IRR's current staff includes Robert M. Bowman, Jr., director of research, and Joel Groat, ministry director (specializing in Latin America).
Controversy and Mormonism
IRR was also noted by the Salt Lake Tribune for its documentary critique of the Book of Abraham, entitled "The Lost Book of Abraham: Investigating a Remarkable Mormon Claim". The University of Utah's student newspaper observed the absence of opportunity for LDS to respond in the film; additionally, the Deseret Morning News pointed out IRR's criticism of the efforts of Richard Mouw of Fuller Seminary to repent for the actions of evangelicals. The LDS Church's Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies considered its publication By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus: A New Look at the Joseph Smith Papyri by Charles M. Larson to be a "deliberate deception."
- Introduction to Institute for Religious Research
- Evangelical Ministries to New Religions - Part 3
- Baptist Press - FIRST-PERSON: Begin preparing for ‘The Da Vinci Code’ - News with a Christian Perspective
- Salt Lake Tribune Review
- Matters of Faith: New Documentary Questions the Authenticity of LDS Scripture - Feature
- Deseret Morning News | Speaker's apology to LDS stirs up fuss
- FARMS: Printer Friendly - By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus:
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