When The Kings Come Marching In Summary

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Richard Mouw, the author of When the Kings Come Marching In, was a graduate of Houghton College. He studied at Western Theological Seminary and got his Master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Alberta. Mouw is the author of over twenty books, including The God Who Commands, The Challenges of Cultural Discipleship, and The Smell of Sawdust. He was the editor of the Reformed Journal and has served on many editorial boards. In 2007, Mouw was given the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life by Princeton Theological Seminary. He has served on many councils and boards that focus on theology and evangelism. Mouw has been very involved at Fuller Theological Seminary for many years. After obtaining the position as the fourth President at this seminary, serving for twenty years, he returned to being the Professor of Faith and Public Life. Before becoming President at Fuller, Mouw served as provost and senior vice …show more content…
In When the Kings Come Marching In, Mouw draws together the themes of eschatology and a Christian view of culture. Mouw uses Isaiah 60 to examine the religious transformation of culture. Isaiah uses strong word pictures to envision the transformation of the city of Jerusalem that is to come. This future city of Jerusalem is very similar to John’s vision of the Holy City in Revelation 21 and 22. Mouw points out four main features of the Holy City and uses them to discuss several relevant cultural issues. The four features that he uses are the “wealth of the nations” is gathered into the city, the “kings of the earth” march into the city, people from many nations are drawn to the city, and light spreads through the city. He uses these features to talk about a variety of modern issues that we are faced with. He thinks that believers must work together in order to solve modern political, social and economic problems that we

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