The Christian Mind has ratings and 38 reviews. Rachel said: Mr. Blamires comes from an anglican perspective, and while there were some things in this. 8 Dec Died: Harry Blamires, the C. S. Lewis Protégé Who Rediscovered ‘The Christian Mind’. Influential theologian and author lived to be , and to. More than a decade later, I read Harry Blamires’ The. Christian Mind. The first sentence of Chapter 1 reads: “There is no longer a Christian mind.” It was a very .
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A sacrament therefore may be briefly defined, and likely poorly described as one outside those denominational traditions, as a rite or ceremony that requires the oversight of the Institutional Chrietian to be considered a valid expression of that rite or ceremony. SDCrawford Mar 28, We appreciate your feedback. The highlight of the book is the last chapter before the postscript. It is urgently necessary to clear the air on this matter. To Blamires, Jesus is not some spongy source of giddy joy.
The identification of the problem, as perceived by Blamires, is put forth early in the work. From this is grows the idea that the secular mind takes precedence, blunting the Christian mind from expressing itself.
October 31, Imprint: Mar 01, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: Quotes from The Christian Min Blamires sounds the battle cry for recapturing those areas for Christ and seeing everything again from a Christian mind. Dec 28, Mark Jr. My dad thought it best to give this book to me now almost 48 years ago printed in and by the way I was 12 Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.
The reason we have nothing to hqrry to the contemporary situation is that we have not been thinking about the contemporary situation. Nov 30, Molly rated it it was amazing. Blamires wrote this book in the 60s in England.
Blamires calls for the recovery of the Christian mind and challenges “not only secularism’s assault upon personal morality and the life of the soul, but also secularism’s truncated and perverted view of the meaning of life and the purpose of the social order. He’s very critical of the persons in his church hierarchy, less critical of the hierarchy itself. Feb 20, Russ rated it liked it Shelves: Particularly the life of the mind.
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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. From that point, the spheres of political, christiqn, social, and commercial life became dominated by pragmatic and utilitarian thinking. Return to Book Page.
Again, although written inthis book will ake you appreciate how we apply Christian thought today. Drawing from writers such as Charles Williams, Blamires discusses how Christians view love and fulfillment, compared to the empty void and vision strung up by secularism. This edition obviously has the purpose of being an educational tool as the original text and supplemental discussion questions are included in the total work by the editors.
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Less helpful was his presentation of “authority”, bound as he tye to the institution of the Anglican church. Aug 03, vittore paleni rated it it was amazing.
Blamires weaves these two toget Amazingly articulate book on the state of Christian thinking: For the task of reestablishing the notion of God’s authority is obstructed not only by the depreciation of authority itself, but also by a false, pre-established picture of God- found even within the church. That we ought to have a supernatural orientation is basically the theme and summary of this book.
Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. This audiobook can be listened to on: Even more poignant now, in the 21st century, than it was in the 20th. I’m surprised this isn’t a very popular book, as it ought to be. In other words, Christan have given up the battle ground of Christian worldview-warfare. How Should a Christian Think? We stopped thinking Christianly outside the scope of personal morals and personal spirituality. We are told that we have it but it seems that we must develop in the use of blaimres.
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The author argues convincingly that many Christians simply think like non-Christians with a little Christianese added in.
He wonders where the Christian response is to economic inequality, to the environment, to mankind’s surrender to technology.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sep 05, Robert Miner rated it really liked it. However, his concern is that Christians have evacuated the public square of any Christian witness to pressing issues of the day. I al This book, written in the early s, discusses how to think Christianly about secular subjects.
First, the edition I have looks like it’s a copy of an earlier edition, which makes the text hard to read I got used to it after a while though. There is no charity without clarity and firmness.