The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life

The Gospel and the Mind Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life History demonstrates that wherever the cross is planted the academy follows But history alone cannot demonstrate why this is and must be the case Green engages theology and philosophy to prove that t

  • Title: The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life
  • Author: Bradley G. Green
  • ISBN: 9781433514425
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life

    History demonstrates that wherever the cross is planted, the academy follows But history alone cannot demonstrate why this is and must be the case Green engages theology and philosophy to prove that the Christian vision of God, mankind, and the world provides the necessary precondition for and enduring foundation of meaningful intellectual life.The Gospel and the Mind,History demonstrates that wherever the cross is planted, the academy follows But history alone cannot demonstrate why this is and must be the case Green engages theology and philosophy to prove that the Christian vision of God, mankind, and the world provides the necessary precondition for and enduring foundation of meaningful intellectual life.The Gospel and the Mind, deeply rooted in Augustinian and Reformed thought, shows that core principles of the West s Christian inheritance such as creation and the importance of history, the centrality of a telos to all things, and the logos and the value of words form the matrix of any promising and sustainable intellectual life.More than a lament of the state of the evangelical mind or even an argument for the primacy of a Christian worldview, The Gospel and the Mind is a paradigm shifting declaration that the life of the mind starts at the cross.

    • ✓ The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life || ☆ PDF Read by ✓ Bradley G. Green
      451 Bradley G. Green
    • thumbnail Title: ✓ The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life || ☆ PDF Read by ✓ Bradley G. Green
      Posted by:Bradley G. Green
      Published :2020-04-11T10:49:11+00:00

    One thought on “The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life

    1. John Gardner

      Throughout history, schools and other institutions of learning have followed the spread of the gospel. Why is that? What is the connection between the intellect and the Christian faith? What has happened in recent history to cause Christianity to now be commonly associated with anti-intellectualism?Bradley Green, a professor at Union University and co-founder of Augustine School — a classical Christian school in Jackson, TN — investigates these questions in his latest book. His thesis is tha [...]

    2. David Goetz

      Pretty solid, lucid introduction to the life of the mind from a Christian perspective. This would work well as a sort of introduction to the life of the mind for college students, and I recommend it pretty highly for educators.Green argues two theses.First, the Christian understanding of reality provides the necessary precondition for any genuinely meaningful intellectual life.Second, the Christian understanding of reality gives the intellectual life a particular shape. These two theses are argu [...]

    3. Chris Little

      In the 'vibe' of the modern world, my impression is that the life of the mind is most commonly associated with the secular and dissociated from the Christian church. Witness: the (strange!) assumed opposition between science and Christianity; the absence of theologians from the standard panel of folks called to speak on big issues; arguments against God do not need to be arguments for mockery suffices.Christians have not always been helpful, either. I've received earnest advice saying, 'Oh, don' [...]

    4. Mark Peskett

      This is a short, succinct, but also substantive book about the intellectual life from a Christian perspective. Green well argues that the intellectual life is not merely one of several ways that one can choose to approach the Christian life, but indeed is itself grounded 'in' and best flourishes 'because of' the truth of Christianity. He does so along five main lines:1. Creation: since the fact that the universe has been created by God, it exists for a purpose and exists to be known by beings su [...]

    5. John

      Green asks the question, "What does the gospel have to do with the life of the mind?" (p. 11) He answers it in a not unsurprising way, but the path he takes to get there is an interesting and very important one. He answers, following Augustine, Pascal, and others: "l knowing is inextricably moral, and the only way to have our loves ordered rightly is through Christ." (p. 178)He also writes, "l knowledge, at the end of the day, can only be accounted for with the insights provided by the Christian [...]

    6. Jennifer Busick

      "(T)he anti-intellectualism that sometimes marks traditional Christianity needs to be addressed," says Green in his epilogue, and he is absolutely correct. "The Christian faith encourages attention to the world, its structures, and its mysteries" and provides a structure, a language, and a narrative in which to comprehend these things, and in which to connect and discover the reality of God's creation and the enduring truth of his word. As Green puts it, "we should always think in radically Chri [...]

    7. Ryan Linkous

      I enjoyed this book by one of my undergraduate advisors, Dr. Brad Green. It's a really helpful piece on the theological nature of knowledge. Green depends heavily on Augustine and CS Lewis, but his presents a coherent vision for a Christian understanding of knowledge.Tips:-If you want the thrust of the book, read the Epilogue b/c he summarizes all of his arguments there.-I would suggest most people skip chapters 4 and 5 about the Christian nature of language. This is not because it's unimportant [...]

    8. Robert Lyon

      There were many helpful and thought-provoking ideas in this book. While the Introduction and the first three chapters were especially helpful in establishing Greene's thesis, chapters 4-5 (while my favorite chapters) felt a bit detached from the flow of his argument. Overall, the book casts an inspiring and compelling vision for pursuing a distinctly Christian intellectual life. Lastly, Greene's footnotes are amazing. Every chapter introduced me to several fascinating papers, articles, books, et [...]

    9. Michael

      Greatowledge, at the end of the day, can only be accounted for with the insights provided by the Christian vision of God, man, and the world. I have not suggested that only Christians have knowledge, although I have said that a fuller knowledge requires minds and hearts transformed by Christ. I have argued that it is the Christian understanding of reality that can account for the possibility of the intellectual life.Green, Bradley G. (2010-11-03). The Gospel and the Mind (p. 180). Good News Publ [...]

    10. Andrew Mcneill

      Good read but the chapter on deconstruction is too abstract. The idea of a transcendental signified needs to be fleshed out a bit more. It also needs to be borne in mind that deconstructionism in its hardest forms is a bit old-fashioned.The other chapters are very good and worth reading to give an overview of a Christian perspective of education and learning.

    11. Lisa Loree

      Excellent apologetic.I chose this book as a starting point in my personal quest to clarify what a paradigm that integrates Christianity, Psychology, and philosophy might look like. It was a great starting point.

    12. Daniel

      An excellent book that I highly recommend. Green does a fantastic job linking the intellectual life to the centrality and affects of the Gospel. I'm excited to use this book with Christian freshman undergrads to "till the soil" for the significance of their college years.

    13. Steve

      This was really excellent . Green has a good knowledge of the Fathers and Medievals, as well Calvin, which, combined with careful scripture handling, means we have a very fresh account of the Christian mind.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *