The book is divided into four parts. Enjoy from the book, and also purchase the! What I got was instead a paean to logic and rigor as tools for making an argument for Christianity. Moreland presents a logical case for the role of the mind in spiritual transformation. Instead, the Bible increasingly was sought solely as a practical guide for ethical guidance and spiritual growth. The is also a wonderful chapter of basic Christian Apologetics and a big book list at the end of the book.
We are presented logical reasons for the deterioration of intellectual Christianity in western history and how this facilitated the decline of the witness and the potency of the modern church. Moreland's basic thesis is that modern-day evangelicalism has lost its intellectual heritage and that it must be recovered. If you're battling folks that are anti-intellectual in the church then this will have a strong appeal. Yet Moreland is not Many have rightly hailed this book as a game-changer. So I wanted to offer a revised and updated version of the book. However, even in his examples, there are times when the manner in which the arguments were made could potentially have missed significant spiritual and psychological places that God might have desired to more fully explore and develop.
As we all know, this has changed drastically in the last decade. Christians who want to develop their minds in the service of Christ couldn't find a better teacher, or a better book for the task. As a rather intellectual person myself, I continually found myself agreeing with him, but I also found strong encouragement to grow much further in a number of areas. As Moreland develops his thesis that the mind is especially valuable and essential to the Christian life, he makes his case rationally and is thoroughly scriptural. I give this book a 5 star rating.
The final part of Moreland's book is a straight-forward proposal for how church could look different if it truly tried to foster the Christian intellectual life. Are there other ways to love God with our minds? I remain unconvinced that every Christian needs to be conversant with philoso Moreland's basic thesis is that modern-day evangelicalism has lost its intellectual heritage and that it must be recovered. Moreland is the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada, California. Christians must assert their stewardship over creation and over their thinking. However, the cause and effect relationship is insufficiently presented and often rather dubious. Part One: Why the Mind Matters In Christianity --In which he gives a brief history lesson in how In this day and age we need to foster Christian intelligence more than ever. But develop the rest of the soul as well.
Our default posture: withdraw and retreat. For eight years, he served as a bioethicist for PersonaCare Nursing Homes, Inc. Okay, this one was very interesting. With degrees in philosophy, theology, and chemistry, he has taught theology and philosophy at several schools throughout the United States. In a day when experience has become the driving force in our thinking, we must recapture the biblical importance of the mind. J'ai bu tout ce qu'il a écrit, et à la fin de son livre, j'ai pu m'adonner à la poursuite d'une vie intellectuelle pleinement chrétienne sans honte ni culpabilité ni tentation de séparer ma foi et ma raison, mais au contraire utiliser ma raison au service de ma foi. Moreland challenges you to use logic to further God's kingdom through evangelism, apologetics, worship, and vocation.
He gives examples of conversations he has had in each of these categories. The church is on the margins of the American culture. Readers receive ample suggestions as to how they can pursue a deeper life in Christ by developing their intellectual capacities in different disciplines, as well as exhorting us to develop a more biblical worldview in order to be a more faithful witness of Christ. They must have a passion for knowing God and impart that passion in the minds of church members. I especially found his applications to the corporate assembly objectionable in their narrowness. The church needs to revive Christian intellectualism in order to engage the world and fulfill its vocation. Moreland also offers sagacious advice concerning adult education in the church, preaching, and outreach.
He is not just a perfect God, but perfect in all possible worlds. Moreover, he assumes that the intellect is capable of solving any given problem when applied sufficiently. This is an invaluable book aiding the concerned Christian in the battle for the Christian intellect. This book is great, and those who desire growth should consider it. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.
Unfortunately, many of us leave our minds behind when it comes to our faith. Many Christian apologists know Dr. Summary of Contents The book begins with short, excellent introductions by Dallas Willard and David Hazard. I am deeply indebted to Joe Gorra for his work on the appendices. Moreland makes an excellent argument for why Christians need to be better thinkers and regain a sense of intellectual reason. I have always wanted to read Dr. He is coeditor of Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus and his work appears in many publications, such as Christianity Today.
I especially found his applications to the corporate assembly objectionable in their narrowness. This is also what R. I found this section particularly fascinating. A lot of the time, faith and reason are separated, but Moreland integrated these with good explanations. A book that has been read but is in good condition.
Perhaps using our minds to learn a trade so that we can bless people in our churches and communities? It is complex, yet accessible to anyone who's reasonably bright. I know philosophy is his area of study, but it is not the only issue facing the church, and I suspect his solutions would only make the church more insufferable, rather than more winsome or faithful. For example, Moreland urges us to pay scrupulous attention to our grammar when we speak, and to hold others linguistically accountable for this as well. So when I saw this book, which is his most popular work, I compulsively bought it. The parable is a beautiful explanation of the law of loving our neighbour as ourselves, without regard to nation, party, or any other distinction. From this Moreland develops his theology of worship.