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Uncommon decency : Christian civility in an uncivil world

Author: Richard J Mouw
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. and expanded., 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Mouw
ISBN: 9780830833092 0830833099
OCLC Number: 614397508
Description: 187 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Convicted civility: can we be faithful & polite too? --
What Christian civility is not --
Defending Christian civility --
Speaking in God's presence: the importance of civil speech --
Open hearts: the importance of civil attitudes --
The spiritual underpinnings --
What's good about pluralism? --
How to be civil about sex --
The challenge of other religions --
Christian leadership in a pluralistic world --
When there is no "on the other hand": the limits of civility --
Is hell uncivil? --
Abraham Kuyper, meet Mother Teresa: the problem of triumphalism --
Serving a slow God: civility and the end of time --
Afterword: a civil hug.
Responsibility: Richard J. Mouw.

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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. --From publisher's description.
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