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Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind by Mark A. Noll
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May 20, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 07 to 12, 2012

I am very definitely not an evangelical, and much of what I see and hear (via TV and politics--not the best sources, of course) from that flavor of Christianity strikes me as a deliberate embrace of ignorance and superstition. However, in order to better understand, I do try to sometimes read serious evangelical offerings. In this book, Mark Noll an evangelical and an academic (first Wheaton and now Notre Dame), and has written a thoughtful work demonstrating that a Christ-focused religion, grounded in the historic creeds of the Church, "...can supply the motives, guidance, and framework for learning." Much of the book went over my head, but I did discover some useful insights and lost some (though not all) stereotypes about evangelicals. This book is probably not for most readers, but if you want a serious book about religion and learning, this is recommended.

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