The Intolerance of Tolerance  -     By: D.A. Carson
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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2012 / Hardcover

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Tolerance currently occupies a very high place in Western societies: it is considered gauche, even boorish, perhaps even immoral, to question it.

In The Intolerance of Tolerance, however, questioning tolerance--or, at least, contemporary understandings of tolerance--is exactly what D. A . Carson does.

Carson traces the subtle but enormous conceptual and cultural shift in the way we have come to understand "tolerance" in recent years--from defending the rights of those who hold different beliefs to affirming all beliefs as equally valid and correct. He looks back at the history of this shift and discusses its implications for culture today, especially its bearing on democracy, discussions about good and evil, and Christian truth claims.

Using real-life examples that will sometimes arouse laughter and sometimes make the blood boil, Carson argues not only that the "new tolerance" is socially dangerous and intellectually debilitating but also that it actually leads to genuine intolerance of all who struggle to hold fast to their beliefs.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802831702
ISBN-13: 9780802831705
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Author Bio

D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. He has written or edited more than fifty other books, including The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism, Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church, and Christ and Culture Revisited.

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In these highly contentious times we need a renewed understanding of the meaning of true tolerance. True tolerance means taking our deeply held convictions seriously because understanding our differences actually makes a difference. Disagreements matter. True tolerance means engaging one another with civility and respect despite our differences. It is not incompatible with firm convictions or the desire to persuade others. In this timely book D. A. Carson argues that today true tolerance is not well tolerated. He makes a passionate plea for a recovery of an older form of tolerance, insisting that the existence of disparate views is vastly different from the acceptance of all views being equally valid. Important matters are at stake here, and Carson cogently explains why they are so urgent.
-Michael Cromartie
Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.

Nothing is more intolerant than a tolerance that requires the absence of all convictions. Don Carson thoughtfully shows how tolerance, once defined as respecting others' right to hold differing perspectives, has morphed into a pervasive insistence that no one should hold firm convictions. The consequence of such a shift is a challenge to biblical faith that needs a biblical response, which Carson ably provides. In doing so, he gives the biblical basis for true tolerance in a just society and shows the inevitable tyranny of tolerance ill-defined. Not to hear and heed him is to enter a nightmarish world in which zeal to discern truth is replaced by zeal to keep anyone from claiming anything is really true.
-Bryan Chapell
President, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis

Sadly, the debate about Christianity has shifted from 'is it true' to 'was anyone offended.' The Bible assures us that the gospel message will be offensive, although the gospel messenger should be loving. Carson has done a masterful job of helping Christian leaders understand how to navigate a cultural context that is increasingly tolerant of seemingly everything but Christian belief.
-Mark Driscoll
Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle

Editorial Reviews

Church Times
“In this excellent book, D. A. Carson’s aim is to explain and give a critique of the contemporary understanding of tolerance. . . . Profound and intellectually forensic while being surprisingly accessible. It provides a startling analysis of the new tolerance, and a rigorous critique of it, while refusing to be defeated by it. It is a book for our time, and one that I would recommend to every thinking Christian.”

Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
“Carson has penned an inviting and worthy introduction to one of Western culture’s obsessions in the twenty-first century -- tolerance. . . . He produces a frank, critical, and iconoclastic survey of this emerging issue from post-modernism’s distain of truth. . . . Not the final word on the topic, but it rates as a solid contribution on a contentious matter.”

New Horizons
“Well researched and engagingly written. . . . Intellectually stimulating without being stuffy or overly academic. Carson is a gifted writer with deep insights. This work is attuned to mixed audiences of academics and the public, Christians and skeptics. It is recommended for each.”

Barnabas
“An excellent and timely work.”

Michael Cromartie
-- Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
"In these highly contentious times we need a renewed understanding of the meaning of true tolerance. True tolerance means taking our deeply held convictions seriously because understanding our differences actually makes a difference. Disagreements matter. True tolerance means engaging one another with civility and respect despite our differences. It is not incompatible with firm convictions or the desire to persuade others. In this timely book D. A. Carson argues that today true tolerance is not well tolerated. He makes a passionate plea for a recovery of an older form of tolerance, insisting that the existence of disparate views is vastly different from the acceptance of all views being equally valid. Important matters are at stake here, and Carson cogently explains why they are so urgent."

Bryan Chapell
-- President, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis
"Nothing is more intolerant than a tolerance that requires the absence of all convictions. Don Carson thoughtfully shows how tolerance, once defined as respecting others' right to hold differing perspectives, has morphed into a pervasive insistence that no one should hold firm convictions. The consequence of such a shift is a challenge to biblical faith that needs a biblical response, which Carson ably provides. In doing so, he gives the biblical basis for true tolerance in a just society and shows the inevitable tyranny of tolerance ill-defined. Not to hear and heed him is to enter a nightmarish world in which zeal to discern truth is replaced by zeal to keep anyone from claiming anything is really true."

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    D.A. Carson's insights of "old and new" tolerance.
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    This book is a must read for all (Christians and Non-Christians alike), but especially the officers of the Church. The meaning of tolerance in our culture today is to restrict free thinking and promotes the "watering down" of Scripture. It is tied to the so called "political correctness" of the day and too many have bought the lie. D.A. Carson does an exceptional job of walking us through the PC maze and puts things into perspective.
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    Outstanding, extremely relevant, insightful.
    August 9, 2012
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    the book is excellent. Dr. Carson is sharp, insightful, and as usual right on the money. I highly recommend this book to all. Especially at such a time as this.
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