The Intolerance of Tolerance   -     By: D.A. Carson
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The Intolerance of Tolerance

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2013 / Paperback

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The Intolerance of Tolerance lays bare the numerous fallacies of the postmodern doctrine of "tolerance".

Tolerance currently occupies a very high place in Western societies: it is considered gauche, even boorish, to question it. In The Intolerance of Tolerance, however, directly confronts the problematic features of this doctrine or, at least, contemporary understandings of tolerance is what D.A. Carson achieves.

Carson traces the subtle but enormous shift in the way we have come to understand tolerance over 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: Paperback
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 0802869408
ISBN-13: 9780802869401
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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

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  1. actionjack
    Grand Rapids, MI
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    D.A. Carson's insights of "old and new" tolerance.
    July 2, 2013
    actionjack
    Grand Rapids, MI
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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
    Dennis Cox
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    This review was written for The Intolerance of Tolerance.
    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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