Cultural Encounters: A Journal For The Theology Of Culture Volume 11 Number 1 (Winter 2015) - Page 113

VOLUME 11, NUMBER 1 A JOURNAL FOR THE THEOLOGY OF CULTURE the cognitive without as much consideration for the affective. His research and resulting rational assertions, though impeccable, at times appear to discount the often irrational nature of humanity. To be fair, though, in a number of instances, Forster attempts to counteract this by his “reasonable optimism.” An early signpost of such an approach is found in this thought: “I’m not promising a quick or easy path. All I’m promising is a path that actually leads in the right direction” (62). As reasonable and optimistic readers turn the last page of Joy for the World, they will have found Forster to have delivered on this promise and more. Roy Andrews Multnomah Biblical Seminary 112