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Adventures in Evangelical Civility: A Lifelong Quest For Common Ground

Adventures in Evangelical Civility: A Lifelong Quest For Common Ground

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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. Throughout, Mouw provides a model for a humble and hopeful Calvinism engaging the world.

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About "Adventures in Evangelical Civility: A Lifelong Quest For Common Ground"

: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. Throughout, Mouw provides a model for a humble and hopeful Calvinism engaging the world.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Richard J Mouw

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.

Table Of Contents

  • :contents
    1. Calvinists In An Edinburgh Pub
    2. A Tale Of Two Authors
    3. A Many-faceted "imaging"
    4. More Than "calisthenics"
    5. Lessons From The Philosophical "moderns"
    6. Commonalities In The Public Square
    7. Preaching Civility
    8. Depravity: Less Than "total"?
    9. Our "direction-setting"
    10. Paying Attention To Context
    11. Reformed And Evangelical
    12. When Truth Is Distorted
    13. On Being A "public Intellectual"
    14. Interfaith Engagements
    15. Of Hymns And Dialogues
    16. Concerns About The Journey
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  • Catalogue Code 448743
  • Product Code 9781587433917
  • ISBN 1587433915
  • EAN 9781587433917
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Life/issues
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2016
  • Sales Rank #76721
  • Dimensions 222 x 146 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.421kg

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