Called to the Life of the Mind: Some Advice for Evangelical Scholars - eBook
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A personal, conversational discussion encouraging Christian scholarship

"I wasn't supposed to spend my life in the world of scholarship," Richard Mouw acknowledges at the beginning of Called to the Life of the Mind. "In my early spiritual environs, higher education was something that you suffered through in order to be able to get on with the Lord's real work - the urgent business of proclaiming the gospel in all of its simplicity and power."

In this wise yet simple book Mouw offers his thoughts on what Christian scholarship can and should look like, responding in particular to those traditions that continue to be suspicious of intellectual pursuits. Mouw reflects candidly on the faithful Christian cultivation of the life of the mind and offers gentle advice on how Christians, especially evangelicals, might fruitfully navigate the world of the academy as followers of Jesus.

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Title: Called to the Life of the Mind: Some Advice for Evangelical Scholars - eBook
By: Richard J. Mouw
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Eerdmans
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781467442220
ISBN-13: 9781467442220
Stock No: WW100516EB


Much to be welcomed are these wise words from a wise man about the Christian stake in wisdom. Shakespeare had it just slightly wrong -- for this book, brevity is the soul of wisdom.
-Mark A. Noll,
University of Notre Dame

Too many Christian responses to anti-intellectualism end up endorsing what Augustine calls curiositas -- the pursuit of knowledge for knowledge's sake. This marvelous little book from one of my heroes, Rich Mouw, is a distinct call for the faithful cultivation of the mind in the service of Christ. It will help a new generation to love God with heart, soul, and mind.
-James K. A. Smith,
Calvin College

Mouw's wise genius for Christ-honoring straightforwardness has never been better displayed than it is here.
-J. I. Packer,
Regent College

A gem of a book. Reflecting on the rhythms that can sustain the evangelical scholar, Mouw works especially with 'epistemic humility' on the one hand and 'epistemic hope' on the other. . . . What a gift to evangelical scholars!
-Richard T. Hughes,
Messiah College

Mouw offers advice that is not only informative but also encouraging to evangelical scholars and those considering a scholarly vocation. Herein are sage virtues needed for the evangelical scholarly pursuit.
-Amos Yong,
Fuller Seminary

A refreshing reminder that cultivating our thought life and scholarship can only be done when we also keep in touch with the Lord. These musings from an experienced Christian leader will be solid food for Christian scholars everywhere.
-Darrell Bock,
Dallas Theological Seminary

Mouw assures us that we can navigate the perilous terrain of the hyper-critical, the fragmentation of knowledge, the isolation, all the while attending to the One in whom all reality coheres. I can hear him saying, 'You can do this.'
-Cheryl Bridges Johns,
Princeton Theological Seminary

Winsome guidance. . . . Every evangelical scholar will benefit from reading these essays based on a life of leadership in the evangelical academy.
-Roger E. Olson,
Truett Seminary, Baylor University

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