Adventures in Evangelical Civility: A Lifelong Quest for Common Ground

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Brazos Press, Nov 1, 2016 - Religion - 256 pages
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.

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Mouw's writing is very engaging, even elegant. In attempting to trace his path in his search for common ground in both inter- and intra-faith relationships, he covers a lot of personal and theological ... Read full review


Cover Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Preface
Calvinists in an Edinburgh
A Tale of Two Authors
A ManyFaceted Imaging
More Than Calisthenics
Lessons from the Philosophical Moderns
Commonalities in the Public Square
Preaching Civility
Paying Attention to Context
Reformed and Evangelical
When Truth Is Distorted
On Being a Public Intellectual
Interfaith Engagements
Of Hymns and Dialogues
Concerns about the Journey

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Richard J. Mouw (PhD, University of Chicago) is professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where he served as president for twenty years. Mouw is the author of numerous books, including Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World, He Shines in All That's Fair: Culture and Common Grace, Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport, The Smell of Sawdust, and Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals.

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