Richard J. Mouw has served as president of Fuller Theological Seminary since 1993, after having served the seminary for four years as provost and senior vice president. A philosopher, scholar, and author, Mouw joined the faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary as professor of Christian philosophy and ethics in September 1985. Before coming to Fuller he served for 17 years as professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Free University in Amsterdam.
A graduate of Houghton College, Mouw studied at Western Theological Seminary and earned a master's degree in philosophy at the University of Alberta. His PhD in philosophy is from the University of Chicago.
Mouw has a broad record of publication. He has been an editor of the Reformed Journal and has served on many editorial boards, including currently Books and Culture. He is the author of 15 books, including Consulting the Faithful, The Smell of Sawdust: What Evangelicals Can Learn from Their Fundamentalist Heritage, He Shines in All That's Fair: Culture and Common Grace, and Wonderful Words of Life. His most recent work, Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport, points out the strengths and weaknesses of Calvinism and how the Reformed faith can be relevant for today's world. His articles, reviews, and essays have appeared in more than 50 journals and magazines. He is a regular columnist on "Beliefnet" web magazine.
Mouw has also participated on many councils and boards, including the Commission on Accreditation for the Association of Theological Schools (as chair) and the Council on Civil Society. He currently serves on advisory boards for Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, the International Justice Mission, and the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy.
Mouw's wife, Phyllis, is an art historian who is involved in seminary and community programs. Their son Dirk, daughter-in-law Christine, and grandsons, Willem and Peter, live in Arkansas.
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