Christians who are serious about their faith want to love God with all that they are -- heart and mind and strength. Books abound on the devotional life, on commitment, on evangelism and practical Christian living, but few take up what it means to love God with our minds. How do we learn to honor God in the ways we think? James Sire blazes a trail for Christians concerned about the discipleship of our minds. After looking at the attitudes toward God and ourselves necessary for the journey, he introduces us to the basics of the Christian world view. Separate chapters discuss the foundations of knowledge and the relationship between knowing and doing. With an eye to the practical, Sire offers specific suggestions on getting to know what is good and getting to know the world. He also provides valuable insights on how Christians might approach various academic disciplines as disciples of Christ. Here is a book for all who desire to love God with their minds.
James W. Sire (PhD, University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology, and short courses at many universities and seminaries. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and Europe.
His InterVarsity Press books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door (a worldviews textbook), Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.
1. The Christian Mind - The Beginning of Wisdom
2. Metal Models of the World - An Introduction to World-View Analysis
3. The Final Reality - The Beginning That Has No Beginning
4. The Riddle of the World - The Nature of Human Nature
5. The Christian Mind as Mind - Naming the Elephant
6. The Discipleship of the Mind - Knowing and Doing
7. Getting to Know the Good - Bringing Good Things to Life
8. Getting to Know the World - The Academic Enterprise
9. Getting to Know the World - The Cultural Enterprise
10. What's It All About? - The Meaning of Human History
Appendix: Thinking Your Way through College - For Christian Students in a Secular University
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