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Uncommon Decency

Richard J Mouw

Uncommon Decency

Richard J Mouw

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Can Christians be civil in a world falling apart?

^^In these wild and diverse times, prolifers square off against prochoicers, gay liberationists confront champions of the traditional family, husbands and wives face each other in court, artists attack legislators, and "politically correct" intellectuals abhor crusading fundamentalists.

^^Philosopher and ethicist Richard Mouw is concerned that, too often, Christians seem to be contributing more to the problem than to the solution. But he recognizes - from his own personal struggle -that it's not easy to hold to Christian convictions and treat sometimes vindictive opponents with civility and decency.

^^Few if any people in the evangelical world have dialogued as widely and sensitively as Mouw. So few can write more wisely or helpfully about what Christians can appreciate about pluralism, the theological basis for civility, and how we can communicate with people who disagree with us on the issues that matter most.^
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About "Uncommon Decency"

Can Christians be civil in a world falling apart?

^^In these wild and diverse times, prolifers square off against prochoicers, gay liberationists confront champions of the traditional family, husbands and wives face each other in court, artists attack legislators, and "politically correct" intellectuals abhor crusading fundamentalists.

^^Philosopher and ethicist Richard Mouw is concerned that, too often, Christians seem to be contributing more to the problem than to the solution. But he recognizes - from his own personal struggle -that it's not easy to hold to Christian convictions and treat sometimes vindictive opponents with civility and decency.

^^Few if any people in the evangelical world have dialogued as widely and sensitively as Mouw. So few can write more wisely or helpfully about what Christians can appreciate about pluralism, the theological basis for civility, and how we can communicate with people who disagree with us on the issues that matter most.^
-Publisher.


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Can Christians act like Christians even when they disagree? In these wild and diverse times, right and left battle over the airwaves, prolifers square off against prochoicers, gay liberationists confront champions of the traditional family, artists and legislators tangle, even Christians fight other Christians whose doctrines aren't "just so." Richard Mouw has been actively forging a model of Christian civil conversation with those we might disagree with—atheists, Muslims, gay activists and more. He is concerned that, too often, Christians have contributed more to the problem than to the solution. But he recognizes—from his dialogues with those from many perspectives—that it's not easy to hold to Christian convictions and treat sometimes vindictive opponents with civility and decency. Few if any people in the evangelical world have conversed as widely and sensitively as Mouw. So few can write more wisely or helpfully than Mouw does here about what Christians can appreciate about pluralism, the theological basis for civility, and how we can communicate with people who disagree with us on the issues that matter most.
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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

  • Introduction
  • 1. Convicted Civility: Can We Be Faithful & Polite Too?
  • 2. What Christian Civility Is Not
  • 3. Defending Christian Civility
  • 4. Speaking In God’s Presence: The Importance Of Civil Speech
  • 5. Open Hearts: The Importance Of Civil Attitudes
  • 6. The Spiritual Underpinnings
  • 7. What’s Good About Pluralism?
  • 8. How To Be Civil About Sex
  • 9. The Challenge Of Other Religions
  • 10. Christian Leadership In A Pluralistic World
  • 11. When There Is No “on The Other Hand”: The Limits Of Civility
  • 12. Is Hell Uncivil?
  • 13. Abraham Kuyper, Meet Mother Teresa: The Problem Of Triumphalism
  • 14. Serving A Slow God: Civility And The End Of Time
  • Afterword: A Civil Hug
  • Notes

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 306130
  • Product Code 9780830833092
  • ISBN 0830833099
  • EAN 9780830833092
  • Pages 187
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Sep 2010
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.255kg

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