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Richard J. Mouw (PhD, University of Chicago) is a senior research fellow at the Henry Institute for the Study of Religion and Politics at Calvin University. He previously served as the president of Fuller Theological Seminary (1993-2013) and directed their Institute of Faith and Public Life näytä lisää (2013-2020). In 2007, Princeton Theological Seminary awarded him the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life. He is the author of over twenty books, including Uncommon Decency, Adventures in Evangelical Civility, Restless Faith, and All That God Cares About. näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Wonderful Words of Life: Hymns in American Protestant History and Theology (2004) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 103 kappaletta
Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction (2011) 101 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Smell of Sawdust (2000) 88 kappaletta
Praying at Burger King (2007) 83 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Politics and the Biblical drama (1976) 50 kappaletta
The God Who Commands (1990) 42 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Political Evangelism (1973) 38 kappaletta
Talking Doctrine: Mormons and Evangelicals in Conversation (2015) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 30 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
All That God Cares About (2020) 19 kappaletta
Stained Glass: Worldviews and Social Science (1988) — Toimittaja — 6 kappaletta
Holy Worldliness 2 kappaletta
The Chosen People Puzzle 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
The Born-again Identity 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
Tolerance Without Compromise 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu

Associated Works

Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional (2009) — Esipuhe — 559 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
The Love Wins Companion: A Study Guide for Those Who Want to Go Deeper (2011) — Avustaja — 79 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Studies in Old Testament theology (1992) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
A Different Jesus?: The Christ Of The Latter-day Saints (2005) — Esipuhe — 48 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries (2008) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics (2012) — Avustaja, eräät painokset20 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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“Will there be few who are saved? Richard Mouw opens the reader’s eyes to a Calvinism guided by a spirit of generosity. Or more precisely, to a God whose sovereignty and electing grace consist in a breathtaking salvific generosity.” (Cornelis van der Kooi, distinguished lecturer at Erasmus University, Rotterdam)

“Here, as always, Mouw is thoughtful, gracious, and genuinely illuminating. He writes with an appealing reverence for God and respect for humanity. Warmly recommended!” (Cornelius Plantinga, senior research fellow in the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship)

(Who shall be saved? How wide is the scope of God’s salvation? One of the world’s leading voices in Reformed philosophy, ethics, and public theology tackles a complex, urgent, and deeply personal question. With his unique combination of academic rigor and pastoral care, Richard Mouw invites readers to join him as he explores the surprising riches (and mysteries) of divine generosity in Reformed theology.” ("Matthew Kaemingk, Fuller Seminary "  )

A brief, accessible inquiry into the wideness of God’s mercy in Reformed theology

How broad is the scope of salvation? To explore this topic, Richard J. Mouw draws on Scripture and a rich heritage of Calvinist theology. Mouw brings voices like the old Princeton theologians, Kuyper, and Bavinck into conversation with more recent voices such as David Engelsma on pertinent topics, including:

The salvation of unbaptized infants
God’s wrath and love for sinners
Problems with universalism
The number of the elect
Learned yet approachable, Mouw explains how Christians can affirm God’s justice while holding hope for the wideness of his saving mercy. Congregations today face pressing questions about how to reconcile orthodoxy with empathy in increasingly pluralist neighborhoods and communities. For Reformed pastors, students, and interested laypeople, Divine Generosity serves as a biblically based, doctrinally sound guide.
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staylorlib | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 3, 2024 |
Summary: A discussion from a Calvinist perspective of how widely God’s saving mercy extends.

There is a perception of Calvinism that believes that relatively few people will be saved and that the vast majority of humanity will be consigned to everlasting condemnation. In this concise, scholarly and accessible discussion, Richard J. Mouw makes a case for a broad, though not universal, extension of God’s saving mercy.

First of all, Mouw makes it clear that he is not a universalist, not even a hopeful one. Along with N.T. Wright, Mouw holds to the importance of an accountability before God of the persistently unrepentant, including those responsible for cruelties and injustices. He also points out the dehumanizing effects of persistent rejection of God, that there is a directional character of spiritual life where the persistently unrepentant reach the point where God says “thy will be done.” Personally, I’ve thought that the outer darkness is the mercy of God to those for whom being in the immediate presence of God would be unspeakable torture.

That addressed, Mouw turns to the question of how wide may we hope for God’s mercy to be, and what sources might be drawn upon in Calvinist theology. He engages the ideas of Hoeksema and Engelsma that God’s love is restricted to the elect by drawing upon both Benjamin Warfield and Geerhardus Vos who cite biblical examples for the love of God for the non-elect. He questions whether it is hate God has when he commands Jacob return to Esau, who welcomes with open arms and forgives Jacob.

The extent of mercy broadens further with the question of unbaptized infants, showing that from the Westminster Confession, chapter ten, “that all dying in infancy are included in the election of grace, and are regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit.” Shedd and Warfield also note that the article on infants allows for adults who are “regenerated and sanctified immediately by God without use of means.” He notes evidence from the papers of W.G.T. Shedd, Charles Hodge and Benjamin Warfield that there would be a large number who would be saved. He cites the work of Amos Yong that many may be In Christ who have not had “epistemic access” to the preaching of Christ. Mouw goes on to consider his encounters with both devout Muslims and Mormons. While leaving judgment to God, he urges that our response not be to express doubt about their testimony. He explores the biblical examples of those who believe on behalf of others, and raises questions of how this may be done, including in the case of ancestors of believing persons in Asian cultures.

Mouw is clear in all these instances that salvation is through the Spirit’s regenerating work, and through the justifying and sanctifying work of Christ. It is not a result of good works or devotion. What he does is uphold both God’s justice and the greatness of God’s mercy without undercutting the importance of Christian proclamation. He avoids going beyond scripture, allowing God to be God and acknowledging mystery where it exist. And along the way, he retrieves some surprising writings of W.,G.T. Shedd as well as the 19th century “Princeton theologians” who support an expansive view of divine generosity as consistent with confessional faithfulness.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for review.
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BobonBooks | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 7, 2024 |
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This book was received as part of Early Reviewers. Dr. Mouw valiantly attempts to be the voice of reason in an unreasonable time. While the concepts are worthy, and easy to follow, I fear that those who really do need to be reminded of them willl fail to grasp the intent. Those on either side of the spectrum may feel that he is failing to push one way or another, rather than seeing the fine line he is attempting to straddle. Definitely a worthy read, and one that would make a great starting place for discussion. Sadly, I doubt those who read it will be inspired to open their mind to possible overlap in beliefs.… (lisätietoja)
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signrock | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 26, 2023 |
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An expert in analyzing the intersection of religion and politics, Dr. Mouw has many worthwhile points for the modern American context. However, despite his expertise, it does seem that he's holding back in this book. While worth a quick read, it would be wonderful to read the author's true, full feelings without worry of offending. But that may just be the point, Dr. Mouw makes sure that all can read his book through without slamming it down in disagreement. However, it does leave a bit of a lukewarm taste in the mouth as the volume is truthful, yet not overly forceful, in its arguments.… (lisätietoja)
 
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