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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The Christian Mind: How Should a Christian Think? by Harry Blamires
I took a month or so to read it and hit a chapter here and there. This book is hard to review since I found so much to criticize. This isn’t to say there aren’t nuggets of wisdom or interesting thoughts–there are. Drawing from writers such as Charles Williams, Blamires discusses how Christians hadry love and fulfillment, compared to the empty void hxrry vision strung up by secularism.
The author argues convincingly that many Christians simply think like non-Christians with a little Christianese added in. We stopped thinking Christianly outside the scope of personal morals and personal spirituality. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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. The church’s mission as the continuing vehicle of divine incarnation is precisely that- to build and rebuild the unified Body made and remade in the image of the Father.
What is the real significance of this vision and the mutual relationship which can emerge from it? It has been assumed that the charitable chritian suppresses his views in the same way that he subordinates his personal interests.
In some respects, for instance in his analysis of technology’s impact on daily life, I think he goes a bit too far in his criticism, but with so many of us checking our cellphones every five minutes and Facebook every ten minutes, his point is warranted.
For those who are not accustomed to the British style of long sentences and writing, there is a ‘learning curve’.
Mar 01, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 16, Stanley Jebb rated it really liked it. Oct 25, Abigail Hartman rated it really liked it Shelves: How Should a Christian Think? Nov 30, Molly rated it it was amazing.
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I was especially impressed with the way Blamires intertwined the thinking with the feeling, the cognitions with the spiritual. More on the social commentary side that how-to fix it, but the first step is often understanding how we got here. We consider all creation, i.
Jun 16, Stanley Jebb rated it really liked it. Even more poignant now, in the 21st century, than it was in the 20th. Again, although written inthis book will ake you appreciate how we apply Christian thought today. Overall, a very useful and helpful book, still very contemporary.
This one was easier than the Christian Mind, both linguistically and sentence-wise. I started this book several times and burned out somewhere in the first or second chapter, and even this time, though I was determined chrietian reach the end and did soI found it somewhat difficult.
With impressive eloquence, Blamires laments the state of Christian thinking in the Church surrounding issues of culture, politics, art, economics, etc Emily Baer rated it really liked it Jun 18, The highlight of the book is the last chapter before the postscript.
Very very good points about how a Christian should think. He sees his beloved as all men ought to see their fellow-men ‘in God’.
Lists with This Book. Likewise stimulating was the last chapter on “christian romanticism”, a much needed discussion today. Lists with This Book.