Engaging God's World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2002 - 150 páginas
The Bible admonishes Christians to love God with the mind as well as with the heart. Engaging God's World clearly links this scriptural mandate with the pursuit of academic life, extolling the crucial role of Christian higher education in the intellectual and spiritual formation of believers.

Chiefly intended to serve as a primer for students beginning college careers but valuable to thoughtful Christians at every stage of life, this volume spells out the central themes of the Christian faith from a Reformed perspective. More important, however, the book shows how Christian higher education fits inside a view of the world and of human life that is formed by these ideas.

"Learning," Cornelius Plantinga writes, "is a spiritual calling; properly done, it attaches us to God." Approaching the topic of education from a variety of angles, Plantinga shows that Christ-centered learning teaches people to correctly see the world as God's creation, to see providence in history, to handle secular knowledge critically, to develop good judgment and, ultimately, to use faith-filled learning in the service of God's kingdom.

 

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Crítica de los usuarios  - Chels - Christianbook.com

This was a very theologically solid book. I greatly enjoyed his style and i got a lot out of his set up-- creation, fall, redemption, and then how we (as Christian college students and adults) are to respond. Great read. I recommend it for many American college students! Leer comentario completo

Engaging God's world: a Christian vision of faith, learning, and living

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Plantinga (former dean, Calvin Coll. Chapel; Not the Way It's Supposed To Be) has written a sage, mature, and avuncular even paternal guide to the essentials of the Christian life for the college ... Leer comentario completo

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Longing and Hope
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Creation
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The Fall
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Redemption
69
Vocation In The Kingdom Of God
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Cornelius Plantinga is president emeritus of Calvin Theological Seminary and senior research fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. His previous books include Beyond Doubt, Not the Way It's Supposed to Be, and Engaging God's World, and his many articles and essays have appeared in such periodicals as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, and The Christian Century.

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