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Richard J. Mouw

President Emeritus and Senior Professor of Faith and Public Life

As senior faculty at Fuller, this professor primarily mentors students and only occasionally, if ever, teaches courses.

BA, Houghton CollegeMDiv, Western Theological SeminaryMA, University of AlbertaPhD, University of Chicago

Courses Taught

PH504: Christian Worldview and Contemporary CulturePH522: Perspectives on Christ and Culture

Campus Affiliations

Center for Advanced Theological StudiesFuller Institute for Recovery Ministry

Areas of Expertise

Social ethics, philosophy of culture, interfaith dialogue

“This is what civility comes to, finally: an openness to God’s surprises. When that openness marks our lives, we have learned patience—along with the flexibility and tentativeness and humility and awe and modesty that will inevitably come to the patient h


Dr. Mouw, from his book Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World. Click here to explore more voices on the topic of convicted civility.


Richard J. Mouw returned to teaching in the position of professor of faith and public life after 20 years as president of Fuller Theological Seminary (1993–2013). A philosopher, scholar, and author, he served as Fuller’s provost and senior vice president

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