Restless Faith: Holding Evangelical Beliefs in a World of Contested Labels

Restless Faith: Holding Evangelical Beliefs in a World of Contested Labels

by Richard J. Mouw


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One of the most influential evangelical voices in America chronicles what it has meant for him to spend the past half century as a "restless evangelical"--a way of maintaining his identity in an age when many claim the label "evangelical" has become so politicized that it is no longer viable. Richard Mouw candidly reflects on wrestling with traditional evangelical beliefs over the years and shows that although his mind has changed in some ways, his core beliefs have not. He contends that we should hold on to the legacy that has enriched evangelicalism in the past. The Christian life in its healthiest form, says Mouw, is always a matter of holding on to essentials while constantly moving on along paths that we can walk in faithfulness only by seeking the continuing guidance of the light of God's Word. As Mouw affirms the essentials of the evangelical faith, he helps a new generation see the wisdom embodied in them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587433924
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 335,261
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Richard J. Mouw (PhD, University of Chicago), a renowned author and a widely traveled speaker, is professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where he served as president for twenty years. He has written numerous books, including Adventures in Evangelical Civility, Uncommon Decency, Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport, and The Smell of Sawdust.

Table of Contents

1. The Label Question
2. A Faith in Motion
3. A Restless Journey
4. Toward a Second Naivete
5. Remembering
6. Being Clear about Sin
7. Our Deepest Yearnings
8. About Quoting Hymns
9. Embracing Mystery
10. Neighborly Dialogue
11. The Mystery of the Christian "Other"
12. Public Activism
13. Spiritual Formation for Political Discipleship
14. "Jesus Died for Me"
15. Holding On While Staying Restless

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