The Christian Mind

Speaker(s): John Stackhouse, Myron Penner
Date: Fall 2012
Length: 16h16min
Product ID: RGDL4221S

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All Christians think, but not all Christians think always as Christians. Yet when Christian A meets issue X and determines to think about it in a Christian way, what is he or she actually to do? What resources should he or she consult, and how should he or she coordinate them with each other? What spiritual factors are involved? And what, finally, is the point of Christian thinking? This course attempts to answer these questions particularly in the context of cultural pluralism and postmodernity. Lectures include:

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  • Introduction to the Course, Class, and Content; Vocational Thinking
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  • The Current Situation: Cognitive Pluralism
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  • The Heritage of Christian Thought: Four Models
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  • Discussion of Mark Noll - The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
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  • Elements of the Basic Scheme
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  • The Basic Scheme
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  • Philosophy, Reformed Epistemology, and Cognitive Science of Religion - by Myron Penner
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  • Discussion of Nicholas Wolterstorff - Reason Within the Bounds of Religion
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  • Deciding in an Ambigous World
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See All Audio by John Stackhouse Myron Penner

John G. Stackhouse, Jr. is the Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development at Crandall University in New Brunswick. Prior to this, he was the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College. He serves as an advisory editor at Christianity Today, a contributing editor at Books & Culture, and a columnist for Faith Today. He is the author of eight books, including Need to Know: Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology, Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World, and Can God be Trusted?: Faith and the Challenge of Evil, as well as the co-author, editor, and co-editor of seven more. His articles have been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Atlantic, Time, and Reader's Digest.

Myron Penner B.A. (Columbia Bible College); M.C.S. (Regent College); Ph.D. (Purdue University) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Trinity Western University in British Columbia. Myron's primary research areas are epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion but also has interests in ethics, philosophy of science, logic and early modern philosophy.

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