Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling
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Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling

by James W. Sire
     
 

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Because Jesus was the smartest man who ever lived, argues James W. Sire, we can and should learn to think as well as we can. In this book he offers an insider's view of learning how to think well for the glory of God and his kingdom.See more details below

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Because Jesus was the smartest man who ever lived, argues James W. Sire, we can and should learn to think as well as we can. In this book he offers an insider's view of learning how to think well for the glory of God and his kingdom.

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In some Christian denominations the intellectual life is looked at askance; anything beyond basic literacy is regarded as presumptuous. Sire (lecturer, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship; The Universe Next Door) argues that the intellectual life--a life of thinking and thinking well--can be a calling for some. Indeed, it is, to a certain extent, a calling for all Christians. "Thinking," he notes, "is integral to our call to be what God wants us to be." The author does a fine job of defending and promoting a Christian intellectual life, one that "does the truth." And the truth for Sire is that revealed in Jesus Christ. Writing in the tradition of John Henry Newman, to whom he devotes a chapter, and A.D. Sertillanges, the author defines the habits required of the Christian intellectual. Recommended for seminary and larger public libraries.--Augustine J. Curley, Newark Abbey, NJ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

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ISBN-13:
9780830822737
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
07/05/2000
Pages:
263
Sales rank:
941,446
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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