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Called to the life of the mind : some advice for evangelical scholars

Author: Richard J Mouw
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William E. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this wise little book Mouw defends Christian scholarship as an important and legitimate endeavor, responding in particular to those traditions that continue to be suspicious of intellectual pursuits. Writing in an inviting, conversational style, 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  Read more...
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Named Person: Richard J Mouw; Richard J Mouw
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Mouw
ISBN: 9780802867667 0802867669
OCLC Number: 889324183
Description: vi, 74 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The price --
Accusing voices --
The value question --
The need for calisthenics --
Not too much haste --
The disillusionment --
Humility and hope --
Navigating the "square inches" --
A communal task --
Mutual encouragement --
Safe spaces for "playing around" --
Academic "body life" --
Academic "hopes and fears" --
Critique as a "moment" --
Reality lovers --
Honoring creation --
Beholders --
Being life Jesus in the academy --
A loom for weaving.
Responsibility: Richard J. Mouw.

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In this wise little book Mouw defends Christian scholarship as an important and legitimate endeavor, responding in particular to those traditions that continue to be suspicious of intellectual pursuits. Writing in an inviting, conversational style, 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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