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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 convictionsandtreat 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.
Table of 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|
|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 Triu|
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