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Mere Theology: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind By Alister E. McGrath,

  • Title: Mere Theology: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind
  • Author: Alister E. McGrath
  • ISBN: 9780281062096
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alister McGrath explores how the great tradition of Christian theological engagement can enrich our faith and deepen our engagement with the concerns and debates of the world around us.
    Mere Theology Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind Alister McGrath explores how the great tradition of Christian theological engagement can enrich our faith and deepen our engagement with the concerns and debates of the world around us

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    1. This is a story of two halves and it is the second that I felt warranted the 5 star rating Essentially a collection of lectures, the first half is spent describing the role and nature of theological study and the second is spent reflecting on and refuting some of the key ideas of the New Atheism, which McGrath makes look laughably easy.Worth giving away to a student to see that the Christian faith does stand up in this culturally secular climate Part 1 Purpose, Place and Relevance of Christian T [...]

    2. A bit of a mix of essays on theology, science, George Herbert and Dawkins McGrath is a theistic evolutionist, which shows through quite a bit.

    3. This is an excellent general reader s guide to modern Christian theology and a good corrective to the strident New Atheists such as Richard Dawkins McGrath sometimes falls into the trap or relying on metaphor, opacity and rhetoric to advance his case The truths of religion are discerned by whom, and how But convincing is his use of postmodernism If no theory, religious or secular, can encompass all human experience then competing interpretive communities must coexist in an intellectual plurali [...]

    4. This is the UK Australia release version of The Passionate Intellect Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind.This is, without a doubt, one of the most compelling books I have read in some time maybe ever It is clear, concise, readable, cogent and well researched it is hard not to get distracted by the novel sized collection of footnote sources It is simply compulsory reading for all thinking Christians and a book every Christian should place in the hand of their local village atheist to [...]

    5. This is a series of some excellent essays, which unfortunately forms a relatively poor book The title is especially misleading, as it alludes to the classic Lewis book, which McGrath hoped to reflect Many of the essays do not really fit together, especially in the first half of the book In the second half, the essays fit together nicely, but have little to do with Theology The book should really be just a selection of essays relating to Theology, science and reason.

    6. McGrath achieved a good deal of name recognition when he published The Dawkins Delusion, his excellent response to The God Delusion In the wake of the success of this he has, since then, been writing a number of incoherent books of a vaguely apologetic nature, of which this is one Entire passages of it are taken word for word from DD, and the new content is nothing to write home about.

    7. Very interesting set of essays on theology and the sciences Also McGrath has some pointed analysis of the new atheism in how weak their arguments are, and how similar to the enlightenment their enterprise is Very interesting reading, from one of Britian s top theologians.

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