The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

Speaker(s): Mark Noll, John Stackhouse
Date: 1995
Length: 10h14min
Product ID: RGDL2515S

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In the 20th century the evangelical contribution to what might be called "the life of the mind" has been far less dramatic than the size of the evangelical movement might suggest. Contributions to the fine arts, formal academic thought in the social sciences, psychology, history and philosophy of science, history and critical theory, or the theory and practice of mass media have been minimal. This course explores the historical circumstances that contributed to this situation, and examines resources that might help evangelical Protestants to love the Lord more effectively with the mind, as well as with the heart and soul. Lectures include:

  • Introduction (Noll)
  • The Problem of Christian Thinking (Noll)
  • The North American Problem: Historical (Noll)
  • The Scandal of the Canadian Evangelical Mind (Stackhouse)
  • Why Johnny Can't Produce Evangelical Scholarship (Stackhouse)
  • Why We Should Take Intellectual Life Seriously (Noll)
  • Theological Resources for Christian Living (Noll)
  • A New Framework for Evangelical Thought (Stackhouse)
  • Concluding Remarks

See All Audio by Mark Noll

Mark A. Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, as well as co-founder of the Institute of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College. He is author of many books, including Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada, and Is the Reformation Over?: An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism.

John G. Stackhouse, Jr.

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