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Mere Discipleship: Growing in Wisdom and Hope

Mere Discipleship: Growing in Wisdom and Hope

by Alister E. McGrath

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In exploring Christian discipleship, Alister McGrath encourages readers to move beyond a superficial grasp of their faith to discover its depth and riches. He equips readers to grow in wisdom and develop an accurate Christian worldview that informs the way they think, imagine, and act.

Helpfully drawing on the insights of other illuminating writers, including Dorothy L. Sayers, C. S. Lewis, John Stott, and J. I. Packer, McGrath offers counsel on holding on to hope while journeying through darkness and on how to live meaningfully in a world in which things don't always seem to make sense.

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ISBN-13: 9781493417513
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Alister McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University and director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion. He holds Oxford doctorates in the natural sciences, intellectual history, and Christian theology. McGrath has written extensively on the interaction of science and Christian theology and is the author of many books, including the international bestseller The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine (SPCK, 2007) and the market-leading textbook Christian Theology: An Introduction (Wiley, 2016). McGrath also serves as the Gresham Professor of Divinity, a public professorship in the City of London, established in 1597, that promotes the public engagement of theology with the leading issues of the day.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 The Discipleship of the Hind: Five Reflections

1 The Lord Is My Light: On the Discipleship of the Mind 3

2 Belief: The Place of the Creeds in the Life of Faith 19

3 Habits of the Christian Mind: The Community of Faith and Personal Growth 35

4 Books and the Discipleship of the Mind 47

5 The Balcony and the Road: A Framework for Understanding Christian Discipleship 61

Part 2 Growing in Wisdom: Four Practitioners

6 The Creative Mind: Dorothy L. Sayers on Making Sense of Our World 73

7 C. S. Lewis on the Reasonableness of the Christian Faith 85

8 Listening and Engaging: John Stott on the Gospel and Our Culture 99

9 J. I. Packer on Theology and Spirituality 111

Part 3 Journeying in Hope: Four Sermons

10 Truth, Mystery, and Darkness: On the Limits of Human Understanding 123

11 Intelligibility and Coherence: The Christian Vision of Reality 131

12 Hope in the Darkness 139

13 The Hope of Heaven 143

Notes 147

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