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Uncommon Decency by Richard J. Mouw
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This book is just as necessary today as it was when it first appeared on 1992, if not more so. Mouw calls for a greater display of civility by Christians, both inside the Church and outside, and writes in a way that will be accessible to anyone at all interested in the topic. He encourages Christians to respond graciously in difficult circumstances while recognizing that sometimes we must part company with those with whom we disagree. Even parting company can be done graciously in Mouw's view, however, and he provides examples of kindness in wartime.

A thoughtful primer on the topic, the book is more a series of reflections on civility rather than an in-depth theology of public engagement. For that, readers will have to look elsewhere.

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