Dec. 18 – James Calvin Davis – Forbearance [Advent Calendar]

The Englewood Review of Books
Best Books of 2017
Advent Calendar
December 18


A Theological Ethic
for a Disagreeable Church


James Calvin Davis

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2017
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“Forbearance. It’s an old-fashioned word, perhaps, but if ever we needed to recover its use, now is the time. Our politics and economics, our communities and churches, and even our families are fractured by polarizing disagreements that often grow into debilitating conflicts. In this discerning book James Calvin Davis deftly narrates the meanings, spirit, power, and practice of ‘bearing with one another’ as a fundamental Christian civic virtue, one that can lead us into ways of dealing with our conflicts that are marked by wisdom, justice, faithfulness, and hope.”

—Craig Dykstra, Duke Divinity School


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