Full Gospel, Fractured Minds?: A Call to Use God's Gift of the Intellect

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Zondervan, 2005 - Religion - 267 pages
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Do you sometimes feel you have to check your intellect at the church door, leaving reason behind to embrace the Christian faith? Do you hunger for a 'full gospel' that includes the mind as well as heart and Spirit? Full Gospel, Fractured Minds? challenges charismatic and Pentecostal believers to discover the power of a well-maintained mind---a mind on fire---to match a heart on fire and to create a life that operates within the full counsel of God .Nanez shows how human reason helps us understand and interpret God's Word as well as defend the gospel. He shows what the Bible teaches about the mind, and explores the backgrounds of nineteenth-century and modern culture, anti-intellectualism, Pentecostal history and beliefs, and popular misconceptions about human intellect in relation to the Christian faith. Full Gospel, Fractured Minds? helps men and women practice a Christian faith that reflects the whole person and the full gospel. 'Rick Nanez calls Pentecostals and charismatics to seek a balance between mind and Spirit. This book will stir you to seek all that God has for you.'---From the Foreword by Stanley M. Horton, PhD
 

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I like this book a lot, probably because I appreciate his main subject. However, he is not critical enough about his own hermeneutic framework and tends to ramble on. Regardless, I think it is well ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Stanley M Horton
7
Introduction
13
What the Bible Teaches about the Mind
19
The Life of God in the Minds of Human Beings
28
The Apostle Paul and His AntiIntellectual Verses
37
Matthew Luke and John on Matters of the Intellect
47
Early Pentecostals and the Life of the Mind
58
The SpiritFilled Mind in Modern Times
73
Education
144
Theology
154
Apologetics
163
Philosophy
172
Science
184
Reading
196
Pondering the Great Minds of God
208
Challenges and Caveats
220

AntiIntellectual Roots in the Nineteenth Century
89
PART 2
98
Four Giants of NineteenthCentury Evangelicalism
99
Modern Culture AntiIntellectualism and Pentecostal Charismatic Beliefs
112
The Anatomy of AntiIntellectualism
124
AMMUNITION FOR THE FULLGOSPEL MIND
133
Reason and Logic
135
Conclusion and Practical Helps
227
Selected Bibliography
237
Scripture Index
253
SubjectIndex
257
Name Index
263
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Rick Naņez has (MA, Luther Rice Seminary) and has done doctoral work at Trinity Evangelical Seminary in Newburg, Indiana. In twenty years of pastoral service, he has ministered in a suburban, a Native-American, and an African-American Church. He has held credentials with the Assemblies of God since 1987, and has traveled to twenty-eight countries. He has taught on the importance of the 'life of the mind' on four continents and is currently an appointed missionary to Quito, Ecuador. He has been married to Renee for nineteen years and they have two boys, Joseph and Christopher.

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