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 . The obituary of Harry Blamires recently printed in the Times newspaper came as a shock. Not having heard of this writer for years, one. The Christian Mind has ratings and 37 reviews. Rachel said: Mr. Blamires comes from an anglican perspective, and while there were some things in this.
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The author argues convincingly that many Christians simply think like non-Christians with a little Christianese added in.
Sterling Carroll rated it it was amazing Mar 23, They have come to imagine that just as an unselfish man restrains himself from snatching another piece of cake, so too, he restrains himself from putting forward his point of view.
Jan 12, Alex Stroshine rated it really liked it Shelves: To Blamires, Jesus is not some spongy source of giddy joy. Less helpful was his presentation of “authority”, bound as he was to the institution of the Anglican church. Certainly, the church has preserved the concept of a loving God, a merciful God, a compassionate God.
Careful, Christian blajires this book will challenge your thinking in ways you may never have considered. And just as it is thee form to boast about your private possessions or loudly recapitulate your personal achievements, so too it is bad form announce what your convictions are. I found many of the specific issues that he brought up to be interesting and thought-provoking. Jason Branning rated it really liked it Jan 03, Again, although written inthis book will ake you appreciate how we apply Christian thought today.
The Christian Mind: How Should a Christian Think?
Penetrating and thought provoking. We stopped thinking about these things long ago. Written inthe book addresses issues in today’s Christianity.
I would put this on a “must read” book for many This book was quite well written and presents a powerful case that challenges the framework from which we approach our world. The chrjstian clarity and precision of the analysis offers wisdom for us all.
Sep 05, Robert Miner rated it really liked it. Overall, a very useful and helpful book, still very contemporary.
The Post-Christian Mind by Harry Blamires
This book was quite well written and presents a powerful case that challenges the framework from which we approach our world. Yhe witness it in daily life but have ceased to worry about it, if we ever did; and yet the Christian mind is what makes the Church so radically different from the world, and once it is lost, we as salt will have lost our saltiness.
This situation, the present [schizophrenic] situation of thousands of thinking Christians is the end product of a process that began the day Christians first decided to stop thinking Christianly in the interests of national harmony; the day when Christians first felt that the only way out of endless public discussion was to limit the operation of acute Christian awareness to the spheres of blwmires morality and spirituality. Arguing that a distinctively Christian reasoning has been swept away by secular modes of thought and politically correct assumptions, the author calls for the recovery of the authentically Blammires mind.
I guess my dad assumed all 12 year old’s need the little grey cells activated – he was right!. By relegating Christianity to only the “spiritual” realm, we have allowed secularism to have the final word on all the other areas of tye, such as business, politics, economics, etc. Meeting the Challenge of Secularism Of course, the very fact that we view convictions as mnd possessions is a symptom of the disappearance of chhristian Christian mind.
Read this while in college. Ben Holloway rated it liked it Jan 29, Lewis, his teacher at Oxford and later his friend, Harry Blamires has written prolifically, from textbooks in his professional field to Christian fantasy novels and diagnostic apologies for mainstream faith. However, his concern is that Christians have evacuated the public square of any Christian witness to pressing issues of the day.
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There is no charity without clarity and firmness. A wild fantasy has taken hold of many Christians. Wherever men think and talk, the banner will have to be raised. With impressive eloquence, Blamires laments the state of Christian thinking in the Church surrounding issues of culture, politics, art, economics, etc The reason we have nothing to say to the contemporary situation is that we have not been thinking about the contemporary situation.
Yes, sometimes I didn’t fully grasp a concept and I could never write something like this myself, but it was well worth the time invested. Jul 16, Cole Burgett rated it it was amazing. It became pretty repetitive. I kinda miss his British style, hmmm. An excellent book, it spells out much that I knew intuitively and was aware of, but gave me the reasons for my discomfort.
America, being several decades behind Europe in the descent into Post Modernism, is now at the place this book describes. Arguing that a distinctively Christian reasoning has been swept away by secular modes of thought and politically correct assumptions, the author calls for the recovery of th In this now classic book, noted scholar and author Harry Blamires perceptively diagnoses some of the weaknesses besetting the church with insights as fresh and relevant today as they were in the s.
The Christian Mind: How Should a Christian Think? by Harry Blamires
For instance, rhe threat of nuclear warfare is not as pressing on 21st-century minds as it was in his day, during the Cold War. While some of the material is a bit dated e. Be the first to ask a question about The Post-Christian Mind. Published February 1st by Regent College Publishing first published Aug 10, Daniel rated it liked it. Aug 11, Katrina rated it it was amazing. The Christian Mind Quotes Chrietian of