"I wasn't supposed to spend my life in the world of scholarship," Richard Mouw acknowledges at the beginning of Called to the Life of the Mind. Yet he has indeed spent his career in the academy -- and has become one of the most widely respected evangelical Christian scholars of our time. In this wise little book Mouw defends Christian scholarship as an important and legitimate endeavor, responding in particular to those traditions that continue to be suspicious of intellectual pursuits. Writing in an inviting, conversational style, Mouw reflects candidly on the faithful Christian cultivation of the life of the mind and offers gentle advice on how Christians, especially evangelicals, might fruitfully navigate the world of the academy as followers of Jesus.
Author: Richard J. Mouw Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company Published: 11/27/2014 Pages: 80 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.20lbs Size: 8.24h x 5.06w x 0.21d ISBN: 9780802867667
About the Author Richard J. Mouw is Professor of Faith and Public Life and former president of Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His other books include Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction and Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World.