Adventures in Evangelical Civility
A Hopeful Calvinist's Quest for Common Ground Richard Mouw, one of the most influential evangelical voices in America, has been on a lifelong "quest for commonness"--engaging with others in a positive manner and advocating for a "convicted civility"...
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A Hopeful Calvinist's Quest for Common Ground
Richard Mouw, one of the most influential evangelical voices in America, has been on a lifelong "quest for commonness"--engaging with others in a positive manner and advocating for a "convicted civility" when conversing with those with whom we disagree. Through nearly half a century of scholarship, leadership, and ministry, Mouw has sought to learn from non-Christian scholars and other faith traditions and to cultivate a civility that is compatible with his Calvinist convictions.
In Adventures in Evangelical Civility, Mouw reflects on his almost fifty years of Christian public life, which provides a unique lens for understanding twentieth-century evangelicalism. He explores themes such as common grace, the imago Dei, and interfaith dialogue, offering a critical assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of what he has accomplished as a spokesperson for evangelical and Reformed perspectives.
Richard J. Mouw (Ph.D., University of Chicago) has served as president of Fuller Theological Seminary since 1993, after having served the seminary for four years as provost and senior vice president. A philosopher, scholar, and author, Mouw joined the faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary as professor of Christian philosophy and ethics in 1985. Before coming to Fuller he served for 17 years as professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Free University in Amsterdam.
He has been an editor of the Reformed Journal and has served on many editorial boards, including currently Books and Culture. He is the author of 17 books, including The God Who Commands; When the Kings Come Marching In; The Smell of Sawdust; He Shines in All Thats Fair: Culture and Common Grace,;Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport, and most recently, Praying at Burger King.
Mouw serves as a panelist in the online forum On Faith offered by Newsweek and the Washington Post. In 2007 Princeton Theological Seminary awarded Mouw the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life.
- <b>a Hopeful Calvinist's Quest For Common Ground<br> <br></b>richard Mouw, One Of The Most Influential Evangelical Voices In America, Has Been On A Lifelong "quest For Commonness"--engaging With Others In A Positive Manner And Advocating For A "convicted Civility" When Conversing With Those With Whom We Disagree. Through Nearly Half A Century Of Scholarship, Leadership, And Ministry, Mouw Has Sought To Learn From Non-christian Scholars And Other Faith Traditions And To Cultivate A Civility That Is Compatible With His Calvinist Convictions.<br> <br> In <i>adventures In Evangelical Civility</i>, Mouw Reflects On His Almost Fifty Years Of Christian Public Life, Which Provides A Unique Lens For Understanding Twentieth-century Evangelicalism. He Explores Themes Such As Common Grace, The <i>imago Dei</i>, And Interfaith Dialogue, Offering A Critical Assessment Of The Strengths And Weaknesses Of What He Has Accomplished As A Spokesperson For Evangelical And Reformed Perspectives.