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Jesus Christ and the life of the mind

Author: Mark A Noll
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2011.
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In The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (1994) Mark Noll offered a forthrightly critical assessment of the state of evangelical thinking and scholarship. Now, nearly twenty years later, in a sequel more attuned to possibilities than to problems, Noll updates his earlier assessment and charts a positive way forward for evangelical scholarship. Noll's Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind shows how the orthodox  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Noll
ISBN: 9780802866370 0802866379 9780802870766 0802870767
OCLC Number: 702647804
Description: xii, 180 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A place to stand ... from which to see --
Jesus Christ : motives for serious learning --
Jesus Christ : guidance for serious learning --
The atonement : a theological principle to frame scholarship --
Christology : a key to understanding history --
"Come and see" : a Christological invitation for science --
Christology : the foundation of biblical study --
The way ahead --
Postscript : How fares the evangelical mind?
Responsibility: Mark A. Noll.

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In The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (1994) Mark Noll offered a forthrightly critical assessment of the state of evangelical thinking and scholarship. Now, nearly twenty years later, in a sequel more attuned to possibilities than to problems, Noll updates his earlier assessment and charts a positive way forward for evangelical scholarship. Noll's Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind shows how the orthodox Christology confessed in the ancient Christian creeds, far from hindering or discouraging serious scholarship, can supply the motives, guidance, and framework for learning. Christian faith, Noll argues, can richly enhance intellectual engagement in the various academic disciplines -- and he demonstrates how by applying his insights to the fields of history (his own area of expertise), science, and biblical studies in particular. In a substantial postscript Noll candidly addresses the question How fares the "evangelical mind" today? as he highlights "hopeful signs" of intellectual life in a host of evangelical institutions, individuals, and movements. -- From publisher description.

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