He Shines in All That's Fair
- Published: August 23, 2002
- Publisher: Eerdmans
- Page count: 111
How do Christians account for the widespread presence of goodness in a fallen world? Different theological perspectives have presented a range of answers to this fundamental question over the centuries. In He Shines in All That's Fair Richard Mouw brings the historic insights of Calvinism to bear on this question and reinterprets them for a broader audience at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Max L. Stackhouse
"A leading Christian thinker takes up one of the most vexing issues of the Reformed faith. If life is 'utterly depraved' without the special grace known in Christ, how can believers engage non-believers appreciatively, study science honestly, and honor secular authorities morally? Richard Mouw revisits Calvin, Kuyper, Bavink, and Barth, plus various confessions and critics, gleaning key resources for faithful and creative thinking about cultural life today. A clear, concise, and compelling resource. "
Gerald L. Sittser
"The clarity and insight of this book will come as no surprise to people who have read Mouw's work before. He has an uncommon ability to combine scholarly research with pastoral concern and cultural relevance. He is masterful in his ability to make the Christian faith — and the Reformed tradition in particular — address the needs of today. I found this book to be unusually helpful in sorting out issues that have long vexed me. Intuition tells us that God gives some kind of grace to everyone. Mouw provides a clear and logical rationale for the intuition. He Shines in All That's Fair is an instance of the very grace Mouw writes about. "
"This is a provocative, wise, and important book from one of the clearest thinkers on the evangelical scene today. Mouw helps us sort through controverted meanings and disputed traditions about common grace. In doing so, he illuminates for the whole church one of the most distinctive themes of Reformed theology."