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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Mar 01, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 25, Abigail Hartman rated it really liked chrjstian Shelves: May 26, Laurel rated it it was amazing.
Oct 19, M rated it really liked it. It isn’t that the writing is poor it is excellentrather that it isn’t engaging.
The Christian Mind Quotes by Harry Blamires
This situation, the present [schizophrenic] situation of thousands of thinking Christians is the end product of a process that began the day Christians first decided to stop thinking Christianly in the interests of national harmony; the day when Christians first felt that the only way out of endless public discussion was to limit the operation of acute Christian awareness to the spheres of personal morality and spirituality.
I would put this on a “must read” book for many Christians looking to deepen how they approach and interact with their world. Arguing that a distinctively Christian reasoning has been swept away by secular modes of thought and politically correct assumptions, the hatry calls for the recovery of the authentically Christian mind. One of the crucial tasks in reconstituting the Christian mind will be to reestablish the status of objective truth as distinct from personal opinions. For instance, the threat of nuclear warfare is not as pressing on 21st-century minds as it was in his day, during the Cold War.
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. I guess my dad assumed all 12 harrg old’s need the little grey cells activated – he was blajires.
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. To ask other readers questions about The Post-Christian Mindplease sign up. Read this while in college.
His constant concern as a literary disciple is to display and defend the Christian way of thinking in a non-thinking world. I keep discovering that various Christian thinkers I admire were influenced by this book. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Martin rated it liked it Aug 29, We have no Christian vocabulary to match the complexities of contemporary political, social, and industrial life. They have come to imagine mins just as an unselfish man restrains himself from snatching another piece of cake, nind too, he restrains himself from putting forward his point of view. However, Blamires’ premise is one which must be considered by every believer: And just as it is bad form to boast about your private possessions or loudly recapitulate your personal achievements, so too it is bad form announce what your convictions are.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Richard rated it it was amazing May 12, Glad rated it liked it Aug 20, The author emphasizes the importance of the eternal perspective and the reality of evil in shaping the Christian mind.
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Everything in this book is excellent and I would recommend every Christian to at least try to read it and wrestle with its concepts. Having the mind of Christ is something that has been a goal for me.
Certainly, the church has preserved the concept of a loving God, a merciful God, a compassionate God. Luke Evans rated it it was ok Aug 30, In his classic book, Harry Blamires defined and explained the essential qualities of The Christian Mind. A penetrating analysis and critique harru secular thinking and attitudes.
The Post-Christian Mind
Aug 06, Matt Starr rated it it was amazing Shelves: His other works include Where Do We Stand? Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read saving…. I was pleasantly surprised when I started this book as an audiobook freely downloaded via the library that i 4.