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    DescriptionTolerance currently occupies a very high place in Western societies: it is considered gauche, even boorish, 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 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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    The Intolerance of Tolerance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) D A Carson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 196
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802869401
    ISBN 10: 0802869408

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
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    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    BIC subject category V2: HRLM
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRLB, HRCM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BIC subject category V2: HRAM9
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    Libri: I-TH
    BIC subject category V2: HRCX6
    BISAC V2.8: REL012110, REL102000, REL028000, REL067070
    B&T Approval Code: A13551000
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    B&T Approval Code: A13707800
    DC22: 261.7/2, 261.72
    DC21: 261.72
    BISAC V2.8: REL116000
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    LC classification: BR1610 .C325 2012
    Edition statement
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Publication date
    11 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Review quote
    Bryan Chapell-- President, Covenant Theological Seminary"Thoughtfully shows how tolerance has morphed into a pervasive insistence that no one should hold firm convictions. . . . Not to hear and heed Carson 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."Mark Driscoll-- Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle"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.""Christianity Today""Carson shows the structural flaws and inconsistency of modern tolerance and its fixation on opposing traditional Christianity. . . . "The Intolerance of Tolerance" is not a political jeremiad so much as a call for Christians to fight for the value of truth."