Sunday, May 18, 2008

Doug Groothuis review of "The Case for Civility" by Os Guinness

The Denver Post finally published my review of The Case for Civility. They edited out some comments about relativism, sadly.

Parts of this significant section were cut out:

Unlike tolerance, civility, on the contrary, requires knowledge and courage. Guinness argues that civility is a higher virtue than mere tolerance, which easily devolves into apathy and indifference. Civility is not the fruit of relativism, which despairs of objective moral knowledge.

Nevertheless, I hope my short review will encourage many to read this important book.

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