President Emeritus Richard J. Mouw

Richard J. Mouw served as Fuller Seminary’s fourth president from 1993 to 2013 and is now Professor of Faith and Public Life. A widely esteemed philosopher, scholar, and author, he joined Fuller in 1985, serving as a faculty member and then provost before his presidency. Dr. Mouw has written more than 20 books, including The God Who Commands, The Smell of Sawdust, He Shines in All That’s Fair, Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World, Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction, and, most recently, Adventures in Evangelical Civility: A Lifelong Quest for Common Ground.

Mouw has championed reaching across divides with “convicted civility,” establishing Fuller as a space where differing views can be shared respectfully. Learn more about his work below. For details about his academic, personal, and professional background, see his full bio here.

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