Books by Harry Blamires

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JAL | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jan 12 2015 10:48 AM

I'm certain many would appreciate the work of Harry Blamires.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Blamires

At least two of his books are widely known:

  • The Christian Mind ISBN 1-57383-323-1
  • The Bloomsday Book (A guide through Joyce's Ulysses)

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 12 2015 10:58 AM

Here is an excellent review of The Christian Mind by an Amazon.com customer.

By Dr. David Steele on October 24, 2011 Format: Paperback My uncle Dwight gave me this book almost twenty years ago. I'll never forget what he said when he handed it to me: "Only real men can read this book." Whether it was meant to motivate or amuse, I read it with a vengeance. This is my third time through.

Blamires thesis is clear throughout the book: "There is no longer a Christian mind." An interesting proposal, given the original publishing date of 1963. But the facts outweigh any contrary argument. The author notes, "And we have emptied our brains of Christian vocabulary, Christian concepts, in advance, just to make sure that we should get fully into touch. Thus we have stepped mentally into secularism." We live in a post-Christian era. This much is certain. The frightening reality is that some Christians understood this in the 1960's. Many Christians today simply have no comprehension of the Christian mind.

In part two, the author suggests what the Christian mind should look like. He delineates six marks of the Christian mind which include:

1. A supernatural orientation.

2. An awareness of evil.

3. A conception of truth

4. Accepts the notion of authority

5. Has a concern for the person

6. Has a passion to live life to the glory of God.

The Christian Mind should be celebrated for its analysis of culture and its allegiance to the Word of God. Like Francis Schaeffer, Blamires is in touch with the barriers to Christian thinking. While his concerns originated in 1963, they continue to reverberate almost fifty years later.

The point my Uncle was trying to make is this: Real men think Christianly. Real men live according to truth.

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 3 2015 1:53 AM

Bumper

  • The Bloomsday Book (A guide through Joyce's Ulysses)

I'd like to see this come to Noet.

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 3 2015 3:47 AM

JAL:

I'm certain many would appreciate the work of Harry Blamires.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Blamires

At least two of his books are widely known:

  • The Christian Mind ISBN 1-57383-323-1
  • The Bloomsday Book (A guide through Joyce's Ulysses)

Just to revive this:

There's at least one sequel

by the way, both were published by Regent College Publishers.

I found this author "by chance" since his C.S.Lewis-inspired allegory "New Town" is currently on sale at Vyrso

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 3 2015 9:38 PM

NB.Mick:

There's at least one sequel

Listen to a related lecture given for The Christian Institute, November 2002: Reflections on a post-Christian Mind Dr Harry Blamires. Currently only the MP3 option seems to be available.

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 3 2015 11:00 PM

NB.Mick:

Just to revive this:

There's at least one sequel

by the way, both were published by Regent College Publishers.

I think Regent College has not seen the benefit of having their books in Logos format yet. I've talked with Bill Reimer, the Regent Bookstore Manager who is also involved with the publishing arm of Regent. He says they might reconsider someday, but they sell so few of their books each year anyway that they don't think creating a relationship with Logos would add much to it or would be worth the trouble. They do already do Kindle versions of some of their books, and figure that is enough for the digital marketplace.

But I do want to push for The Christian Mind in particular. It is an absolute classic. A course I took at Regent was called "The Christian Mind" in a hat-tip to this book.

NB.Mick:

I found this author "by chance" since his C.S.Lewis-inspired allegory "New Town" is currently on sale at Vyrso

Thanks for the heads up about that. I check Vyrso regularly for new books but often forget to look at the sale books.

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