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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Particularly the life of the mind. Jan 12, Alex Ths rated it really liked it Shelves: Already such relationships exist among the perfected in Heaven. This book was quite well written and presents a powerful case that challenges the framework from which we approach our world.
He has won a wide following of both British and American readers for his provocative works in theology, harru, English literature, and fiction. And the archetype of such perfected relationships is the coherence of the Three Persons of the Trinity. America, being several decades behind Europe in the descent into Post Modernism, is now at the place this book describes.
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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 thw individual. I also think that he held to some different opinions than the majority of Christians would today particularly about issues related to the natural environment and the development of city lifebut he presented a strong Christian basis for his ideas.
Argues for the cultivation of a Christian mind as opposed to the secular mind.
My second criticism is something that can’t be avoided – the book was originally written in the early sixties, so a lot of the examples are dated i. 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.
It gave some wonderful deep insight about how to think in a way that brings glory to God. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Add to Your books. It is even more troubling to realize how little we let the doctrines of our faith influence our mind and thought patterns.
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We withdraw our Christian consciousness from the fields of public, commercial, and social life. From this minr grows the idea that the secular mind takes precedence, blunting the Christian mind from expressing itself.
In it, Blamires explores Christianity’s “sacramental cast” and the affect this has upon the Christian mind.
Blamires, on the other hand, I find to be very unique – his book is top quality and very helpful. Many professors in seminaries today credit Schaeffer for sparking their intellectual imaginations, but they admit that some of his ideas have not held up.
We do not know, we cannot say. Hharry addition, Blamires writes from an Anglican perspective, which narrow his relevancy in some situations.
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The Christian Mind: How Should a Christian Think? by Harry Blamires
Blamires comes from an anglican perspective, and while there were some things in this book that I didn’t fully agree with, the message of the book is very good, and there are some absolutely phenomenal chapters.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Published February 1st by Regent College Publishing first published Blamires begins by pointing out that Christians still have a fairly good sense of morality, worship and practice e. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. He wonders where the Christian response is to economic inequality, to the environment, to mankind’s surrender mmind technology.
For those who are not accustomed to the British style of long sentences and writing, there is a ‘learning curve’. A now-classic book with insights as fresh and relevant today as they were in the s Harry Blamires, a noted British Christian thinker who started writing through the encouragement of C.
The Christian Mind Quotes by Harry Blamires
In other words, Christians have given up the battle ground of Christian worldview-warfare. Passionate emotion in the secular mind is distilled into mere physiologic function and stimulation, a position often exploited by the world, whereas the Christian view of relationship and self-sacrifice — as drawn from the example of the Divine — is only a secondary consideration.
For instance, Blamires devotes a chapter on the Christian concept of truth, which is a fairly standard piece on objective vs.