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A disappointing read,
This review is from: Think (Paperback)
In Think John Piper sets out to "help Christians think about thinking". Piper successfully ties together thinking earnestly about God and treasuring and loving him, arguing that the mind and the heart are inextricably linked when it comes to worship, studying the Bible and how we treat others.
However, Piper has a tendency throughout the book to get caught up in stale agendas and arguments to combat what he sees as the rise of relativism both within Christianity and society in general. He thus devotes two entire chapters to the subject of relativism, which could have been better used to write positively about the rise of scholarship within the Christian community in the past few decades.
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Initial post: 9 Sep 2011 02:48:59 BDT
J. Kellard says:
I disagree that the chapters on relativism were a waste of space. Piper shows very adequately that if relativism holds when it comes to truth, then there is very little reason to think at all, since we will never arrive at any firm conclusions. The 'rise of scholarship within the Christian community' won't continue if we concede room to relativistic thinking. His treatment of the subject is mature and timely, and serves the reader well in equipping them to challenge this frightening trend in contemporary society.
Posted on 21 Nov 2014 21:25:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Nov 2014 21:30:33 GMT
Do you think that those, who settle for relatavism as a 'lazy' or easy option, can tend to opt out of 'real' thinking?
By the way, this publication can be accessed for free by a search and typing in the title and author and including 'pdf' in the search.
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