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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Books by Harry Blamires. To Blamires, Jesus is not some spongy source of giddy joy.
Blamires, on the other hand, I find to be very unique – his book is top quality and very helpful. For those who are not accustomed to the British style of long sentences and writing, there is a ‘learning curve’.
A wild fantasy has taken hold of many Christians. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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Lewis, his tutor at Oxford, makes a perceptive diagnosis of some of the weaknesses besetting the church today. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Although the Christian mind does exist it exists within the narrow range of personal conduct which one can hardly argue againstbut in the broader frame of reference conforms itself to a secular evaluation and mindset for general mental activity and interaction with the world christiaan large.
However, his concern is that Christians have evacuated the public square of any Christian witness to pressing issues of the day.
The Post-Christian Mind
If I could, I would have given it a 3. I was pleasantly surprised when I started this book as an audiobook freely downloaded via the library that it was instantly interesting.
But Christians are being truncated and deformed by the fact that men and women have to leap about from one tradition of discourse to another as they move in thought and discussion from moral matters to political matters, from ecclesiastical matters, to cultural matters. In some respects, blamiree instance in his analysis of technology’s impact on daily life, I think he goes a bit too far in his criticism, but with so many of us checking our cellphones every five minutes and Facebook every ten minutes, his point is warranted.
Aug 06, Matt Starr rated it it was amazing Shelves: As natural men, no. Very very good points about how a Christian should think.
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However, the Christian mind today is being rediscovered, and the march of atheism is on the decline, with the march of religion in general on the rise. One of the crucial tasks in reconstituting the Christian mind will be to reestablish the status of objective truth as distinct from personal opinions. You might just start The Church has ceased to think Christianly. This book was quite well written and presents a powerful case that challenges the framework from which we approach our world.
Other than chrishian, his point is quite clear and even repetitive, that the Christians have given way to secular thinking, even glamires the Ch For those who are not accustomed to the British style of long sentences and writing, there is a ‘learning curve’. We stopped thinking about these things long ago. I’ve read it countless times and still discover a freshness from it in every season of my life.
In addition, Blamires writes from an Anglican perspective, which narrow his relevancy in some situations. We have no Christian vocabulary to match the complexities of contemporary political, social, and industrial life.
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. This book, written in the early s, discusses how to think Christianly about secular subjects. The identification of the problem, as perceived by Blamires, is put forth mine in the work.
Item s unavailable for purchase. By relegating Christianity to only the “spiritual” realm, w Mr.
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How to write a great review. The reason we have nothing to say to the contemporary situation is that we have not been thinking about the contemporary situation. The Anglican Church and the Catholic Church, although distinct entities, do share some fundamental theological positions, ceremonial liturgy, and a significant role for the Church in the life of the individual.