Discipleship of the Mind

by James W. Sire

Discipleship of the Mind
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  • Length: 249 pages
  • Published: April 1990
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  • ISBN: 978-0-87784-985-8
  • Item Code: 0985
  • Case Quantity: 40
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Christians who are serious about their faith want to love God with all that they are -- heart and mind and strength. Books abound on the devotional life, on commitment, on evangelism and practical Christian living, but few take up what it means to love God with our minds. How do we learn to honor God in the ways we think? James Sire blazes a trail for Christians concerned about the discipleship of our minds. After looking at the attitudes toward God and ourselves necessary for the journey, he introduces us to the basics of the Christian world view. Separate chapters discuss the foundations of knowledge and the relationship between knowing and doing. With an eye to the practical, Sire offers specific suggestions on getting to know what is good and getting to know the world. He also provides valuable insights on how Christians might approach various academic disciplines as disciples of Christ. Here is a book for all who desire to love God with their minds.

CONTENTS

1. The Christian Mind - The Beginning of Wisdom
2. Metal Models of the World - An Introduction to World-View Analysis
3. The Final Reality - The Beginning That Has No Beginning
4. The Riddle of the World - The Nature of Human Nature
5. The Christian Mind as Mind - Naming the Elephant
6. The Discipleship of the Mind - Knowing and Doing
7. Getting to Know the Good - Bringing Good Things to Life
8. Getting to Know the World - The Academic Enterprise
9. Getting to Know the World - The Cultural Enterprise
10. What's It All About? - The Meaning of Human History

Appendix: Thinking Your Way through College - For Christian Students in a Secular University

Notes

A Bibliography We Can't Live Without - compiled by Brian J. Walsh Richard Middleton

Subject Index

Scripture Index

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James W. Sire (1933–2018) was a widely-respected apologist, author, and lecturer who served for more than thirty years as senior editor at InterVarsity Press. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the seminal apologetics title The Universe Next Door, which was first published in 1976 and has sold over 350,000 copies in five editions and has been translated into eighteen foreign languages.

Born on a ranch on the rim of the Nebraska Sandhills, Sire served as an officer in the Army, a professor of English literature, philosophy, and theology, and a lecturer at over two hundred universities in the U.S., Canada, Eastern and Western Europe, and Asia. He received a PhD in English from the University of Missouri, an MA in English from Washington State University, and a BA in chemistry and English from the University of Nebraska.

Sire's teaching and books often covered the concepts of worldview and Christian apologetics. He focused on the application of worldview thinking to the integration of Christian faith and the academic disciplines, as well as the nature of "signals of transcendence" and their relation to Christian life. His many books include The Universe Next Door, Apologetics Beyond Reason, Beginning with God, Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind, Naming the Elephant, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail, and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.

For further information and a complete biography, see the IVP press release: James W. Sire, “A Keystone in the Intellectual Renewal of Evangelicalism,” Dies

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