Habits of the Mind
What does it mean to love God with our minds? How can we learn to think well? What is an intellectual and can intellectual life be a calling? In this fascinating book, James Sire offers an insider's unusual view of...
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What does it mean to love God with our minds? How can we learn to think well? What is an intellectual and can intellectual life be a calling? In this fascinating book, James Sire offers an insider's unusual view of learning to think well for the glory of God. 262 pages, from IVP
A 2001Christianity TodayBook of the Year!What is an intellectual?How can you learn to think well?What does it mean to love God with your mind?Can the intellectual life be a legitimateChristiancalling?Is the intellectual life your calling?James Sire brings wit and wisdom to bear on these questions and their possible answers. And he offers an unusual "insider's view" of learning how to think well for the glory of God and for the sake of his kingdom. InHabits of the MindSire challenges you to avoid one of the greatest pitfalls of intellectual life--by resisting the temptation to separate being from knowing. He shows you how to cultivate intellectual virtues and disciplines--habits of mind--that will strengthen you in pursuit of your calling. And he offers assurance that intellectual life can be a true calling for Christians: because Jesus was the smartest man who ever lived, Sire argues, you can and should accept the challenge to think as well as you are able.
James W. Sire (Ph.D., University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology and short courses at many universities and seminaries. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and Europe.
His IVP books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door (a worldviews textbook), Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.
His most recent books are Praying the Psalms of Jesus. and Deepest Differences: A Christian-Atheist Dialogue with staunch atheist Carl Peraino
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- 1. Confessions Of An Intellectual Wannabe
- 2. John Henry Newman As An Intellectual
- 3. The Perfection Of The Intellect
- 4. How Thinking Feels: What Is An Intellectual?
- 5. The Moral Dimension Of The Mind: What Is A Christian Intellectual?
- 6. Perfecting The Intellect: The Intellectual Virtues
- 7. Perfecting The Intellect: The Intellectual Disciplines
- 8. Thinking By Reading
- 9. Jesus The Reasoner
- 10. The Responsibility Of A Christian Intellectual