While I still believe the term worldview can be helpful, it has, in certain circles, been coopted by a technique of applying simplistic categories and teaching people to argue against them as a way of apologetic debate. The result of that reductionistic development has been largely unhelpful in developing Christians and evangelizing the lost. However, thankfully, The Christian Mind is a robust appeal to a thick Christianity that resists the corrosive influences of secularism. Blamires begins the book by diagnosing the problem: there are too few Christians who think distinctly from the secular world.
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My uncle Dwight gave me this book almost twenty years ago. This is my third time through. But the facts outweigh any contrary argument. Thus we have stepped mentally into secularism. This much is certain. Many Christians today simply have no comprehension of the Christian mind. He delineates six marks of the Christian mind which include:. The Christian Mind should be celebrated for its analysis of culture and its allegiance to the Word of God.
Like Francis Schaeffer, Blamires is in touch with the barriers to Christian thinking. While his concerns originated in , they continue to reverberate almost fifty years later. The point my Uncle was trying to make is this: Real men think Christianly. Real men live according to truth. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Skip to content My uncle Dwight gave me this book almost twenty years ago. He delineates six marks of the Christian mind which include: 1. A supernatural orientation. An awareness of evil.
A conception of truth 4. Accepts the notion of authority 5. Has a concern for the person 6. Has a passion to live life to the glory of God. Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email required Address never made public. Name required. Post to Cancel.
The Christian Mind – Harry Blamires (1963)
I was assigned this book for a college course and was greatly surprised at its quality. Blamires had C. Lewis as a tutor, and I've read some of Lewis's writings and have found them to be above The Christian mind.
Harry Blamires and ‘The Christian Mind’
British theologian and literary scholar Harry Blamires, who taught the church to think like Christians in the face of a secularizing culture, died last month at age His writing career was shaped by C. Lewis, who grew to become a friend and mentor after Blamires studied under the acclaimed apologist at Oxford University. His most famous work, The Christian Mind , pushed readers to extend the Christian worldview into all areas of life—particularly intellectual pursuits. Like Lewis, he was particularly popular with evangelicals, without being one himself.
The Christian Mind : How Should a Christian Think?
Please use the Banner of Truth UK site. Not having heard of this writer for years, one assumed he had long passed away, but through he columns of this daily newspaper one learned that he had recently died, 21 November, aged years and 15 days. The obituary was quite fascinating and reads as follows:. Harry Blamires considered it a badge of honour when he was booed off stage by theology students at the University of Kent in the mids. With his fogeyish attire and his unreconstructed belief that the Church of England would be doomed if it tried to modernise, he made no concessions to the sensibilities of redbrick universities. Harold Blamires was born in Bradford in , the son of Tom Blamires, who worked himself up from barrow boy to prosperous greengrocer, and his wife, Clara. In , Tom was the first person in his street to buy a car, and Harry learnt to drive his trucks while still a child.
I was assigned this book for a college course and was greatly surprised at its quality. Blamires had C. Lewis as a tutor, and I've read some of Lewis's writings and have found them to be above Tutored in storytelling by C. Blamires lives in the United Kingdom.
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