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Mind Your Faith

Paperback|Sep 2011
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At its best, the culture of suspicion so characteristic of today's universities is intended to challenge half-baked values and easy belief. But since this culture can also undermine legitimate values and belief, a thoughtful Christian will bring a healthy suspicion...


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At its best, the culture of suspicion so characteristic of today's universities is intended to challenge half-baked values and easy belief. But since this culture can also undermine legitimate values and belief, a thoughtful Christian will bring a healthy suspicion of easy relativism as well.
^^For young Christians about to embark on the collegiate experience, David Horner provides a guide to thinking as a Christian. Carefully exploring how ideas work, he gives students essential tools for thinking critically, contextually and coherently, unpacking worldviews and discerning truth. He addresses faith and reason and how to handle doubts, with an eye toward not just thinking clearly but also living faithfully and morally^
-Publisher.



David A. Horner (D.Phil., Oxford University) is associate professor of philosophy and biblical studies at Biola University in California. He has also taught at the University of Oxford, Denver Seminary, and served as a Visiting Scholar and Research Associate at the University of Colorado. He has lectured in numerous classrooms and university forums nationally and in Europe, and he has written numerous articles and book chapters on ethics, apologetics, and ancient and medieval philosophy. Dr. Horner serves as Research Scholar for Centers for Christian Study, International, an effort to develop intellectual Christian communities within secular university contexts. He also serves as Executive Director of The Illuminatio Project, whose aim is to bring the light of a classical biblical vision of goodness, truth, and beauty into the thinking of the church and culture through strategic research and communication.
-Publisher

The university world can be a confusing place, filled with many competing worldviews and perspectives. Beliefs and values are challenged at every turn. But Christians need not slip into the morass of easy relativism. David Horner restores sanity to the collegiate experience with this guide to thinking and flourishing as a Christian. Carefully exploring how ideas work, he gives you essential tools for thinking contextually, thinking logically and thinking worldviewishly. Here Horner meets you where faith and reason intersect and explores how to handle doubts, with an eye toward not just thinking clearly but also living faithfully. This is the book every college freshman needs to read. Don't leave home without it.
-Publisher

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David Horner

David A. Horner (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is professor of philosophy and biblical studies at Biola University in California. He also serves as Research Scholar for Centers for Christian Study, International, an effort to develop intellectual Christian communities within secular university contexts, and as president of The Illuminatio Project, whose aim is to bring the light of a classical biblical vision of goodness, truth and beauty into the thinking of the church and culture through strategic research and communication.

  • Preface
  • 1 Sanity In The University: Getting Started
  • Part One: Mind
  • 2 Loving God With Your Mind
  • 3 The Truth About Truth
  • 4 The Truth About Belief And Knowledge
  • 5 Thinking Contextually: Find Common Ground
  • 6 Thinking Logically: Ask Good Questions And Give Good Reasons
  • 7 Thinking Wordviewishly: Connect The Dots
  • Part Two: Faith
  • 8 The Nature Of Faith: Getting It Clear
  • 9 The Necessity Of Faith: Faith And Reason
  • 10 Challenges To Faith: Handling Doubts And Objections
  • 11 The Credibility Of Faith: Thinking Worldviewishly
  • Part Three: Character
  • 12 College Life And The Good Life: A Moral Vision
  • 13 Lessons From Le Chambon: A Moral Example
  • Appendix: More Resources
  • Notes
  • Index

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