Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2011 - Religion - 180 pages
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In The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (1994) Mark Noll offered a forthrightly critical assessment of the state of evangelical thinking and scholarship. Now, nearly twenty years later, in a sequel more attuned to possibilities than to problems, Noll updates his earlier assessment and charts a positive way forward for evangelical scholarship. Noll's Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind shows how the orthodox Christology confessed in the ancient Christian creeds, far from hindering or discouraging serious scholarship, can supply the motives, guidance, and framework for learning. Christian faith, Noll argues, can richly enhance intellectual engagement in the various academic disciplines -- and he demonstrates how by applying his insights to the fields of history (his own area of expertise), science, and biblical studies in particular. In a substantial postscript Noll candidly addresses the question How fares the "evangelical mind" today? as he highlights "hopeful signs" of intellectual life in a host of evangelical institutions, individuals, and movements. -- From publisher description.

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User Review  - keithhamblen - LibraryThing

LibraryThing, Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind 12.21.12 Reviewed by Nicholas Wolterstorff in 9-10 Books and Culture, Christology, Christian Learning, and Christian Formation, author Mark Noll, p ... Read full review

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A good discussion of how the core credal Christian beliefs provide a firm foundation for scholarship in every field. Read full review


Motives for Serious Learning
Guidance for Serious Learning
A Theological Principle
A Key to Understanding History
A Christological Invitation for Science
The Foundation of Biblical Study
The Way Ahead

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About the author (2011)

Mark A. Noll is McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, Illinois, and the author and editor of many bestselling books and articles, including "Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind," and "A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada," His most recent book is "Protestants in America," In 1998 he inaugurated the McDonald Family Visiting Chair in Evangelical Theological Studies at the Harvard Divinity School.

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