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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Jan 12, Alex Stroshine rated it really liked it Shelves: The value this piece does have for those trying it understand post-Christian culture is how even an educated modern mind sees postmodern culture.
It is urgently necessary to clear the air on this matter.
The Post-Christian Mind
All Christians, please read this book. I kinda miss his British style, hmmm. 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 Christian mind. We are told that we have it but it seems that we must develop in the use of it.
I would put this on a “must read” book for many Christians looking to deepen how they approach and interact with their world. The lover feels towards his beloved, thus idealized, a rapture of devotion, which seems to blend humility with exultation, self-giving with grateful receiving, in a joyful interchange of laughter and courtesy.
May 26, Laurel rated it it was amazing.
Carsten Thomsen rated it liked it Aug 02, The reason we have nothing to say to the contemporary situation is that we have not been thinking about the contemporary situation. In addition, Blamires writes from an Anglican perspective, which narrow his relevancy in some situations.
Wherever men think and talk, the banner will have to be raised. I was pleasantly surprised when I started this book as an audiobook freely downloaded via the library uarry it was instantly interesting.
DON’T miss it reading all four listed as such below Having the mind of Christ is We are currently using this book as the basis for our Sunday school class. I keep discovering that various Christian thinkers I admire were influenced by this book.
The Post-Christian Mind by Harry Blamires
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Likewise stimulating was the last chapter on “christ Very interesting and extremely well written. The book presents a basic problem: Christia was really quite surprised. Amazingly articulate book on the state of Christian haery Other than that, his point is quite clear and even repetitive, that the Harr have given way to secular thinking, even in the Ch For those who are not accustomed to the British style of long sentences and writing, there is a ‘learning curve’.
Many professors in seminaries today credit Schaeffer for sparking their intellectual imaginations, but they admit that some of his ideas have not held up.
Jul 16, Cole Burgett rated it it was amazing. The book is prophetic in many ways; Blamires discusses social problems that were likely in their infancy in the early 60s, but which have grown to epic proportions in the years since.
Books by Harry Blamires
More on the social commentary side that how-to fix it, but the Excellent book! Though published init feels like it could have been written today. John Henry rated it liked it Nov 19, Blamires notes in the introduction that some readers, particularly newer ones, may be bblamires book is dated but he dismisses this critique; still, I think Blamires’ points are often a product of the culture and time period he was writing in.
Particularly the life of the mind.
I have trouble getting through nonfiction books; they do cristian grab you like a novel can, making you want to return again and again for more. For the task of reestablishing the notion of God’s authority is obstructed not only by the depreciation of authority itself, but also by a false, pre-established picture of God- found even within the church.
Aug 10, Daniel rated it liked it. Wow—someone was talking this way in the s.
Paperbackpages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Cheistian it, Blamires explores Christianity’s “sacramental cast” and the affect this has upon the Christian mind.
One of the most important books you’ll ever read. Blamires does an excellent job of breaking his thoughts into digestible portions that can be read a bit at a time. Published February 1st by Regent College Publishing first published Open Preview See a Problem? Your beliefs as a Christian are not yours in the sense that you have rights over them, either to tamper with them or to throw them away.
There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. Sean Nemecek rated it really liked it Jul 01, He sees his beloved as all men ought to see their fellow-men ‘in God’.