Forbearance : A Theological Ethic for a Disagreeable Church, Paperback / softback Book

Forbearance : A Theological Ethic for a Disagreeable Church Paperback / softback


Offers a faithful, constructive way to deal with dissent.

What happens when we approach disagreement not as a problem to solve but as an opportunity to practice Christian virtue?

In this book James Calvin Davis reclaims the biblical concept of forbearance to develop a theological ethic for faithful disagreement.

Pointing to Ephesians and Colossians, in which Paul challenged his readers to "bear with each other" in spite of differences, Davis draws out a theologically grounded practice in which Christians work hard to maintain unity while still taking seriously matters on which they disagree. The practice of forbearance, Davis argues, offers Christians a dignified, graceful, and constructive way to deal with conflict.

Forbearance can also strengthen the church's public witness, offering an antidote to the pervasive divisiveness present in contemporary culture.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Religious ethics
  • ISBN: 9780802875105



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