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Philosophers Who Believe: The Spiritual Journeys of 11 Leading Thinkers Paperback – November 28, 1997
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"Writing from diverse Christian traditions, . . . [these philosophers] explode the stereotype that intellectuals cannot believe." (Publishers Weekly)
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This book seems an ideal introduction to them for someone like me. (Or, yes, the intellectual but down-to-earth uncle you're looking for a present for.) Most of the autobios are genial and human, written with sometimes surprising honesty. Reason is not discarded as irrelevent to the spiritual quest, nor given a naive carte blanche, but seems to integrate naturally into the whollist ic engagement with reality that our spiritual lives, with their sometimes ambivalent attitude towards truth, tend to be.
Some of the stories are pretty far out; one or two a bit dull. Frederick Suppe seems to have lived his life on the edge, and made a wild story even more dramatic by his matter-of-fact style and repressed passion -- a lonely thrill-seeker spending a life trying to choose between God and sin, apparently doing top-notch philosophy (as both vocation and avocation) all the while. Wolterstorff's warmth and unabashed affirmation of his roots makes a good read. I noticed a lot of parallel's between Basil Mitchell's story and C. S. Lewis' growth, as described in Surprised by Joy, and enjoyed the story. I could also relate to Richard Swinburne's honest confession that he tended to be rather glad Christianity was a minority religion, "The more clever people there were to argue against, the better!Read more ›
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great lesson to teach to those who have many questions and are willing to learn about a relationship with God.Published 4 months ago by Doug Todd
"Philosophers Who Believe" is a definite keeper. Eleven of today's most popular Christian Philosophers were asked to write a short autobiography and the outcome is... Read morePublished on April 14, 2014 by Sue
Kelly James Clark (b. 1956) is a Senior Research Fellow at Grand Valley State University, and formerly was Professor of Philosophy at Gordon College and Calvin College. Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by Steven H Propp
Excellent, excellen book. Far better than its title and cheesy cover appears. I was delivered in great shape. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by castlesport
Kelly James Clark, editor, presents the thinking of eleven leading Philosophers of the day. Each gives their own journey in how they come to be what they are today. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Charles E. Greer
Philosophers who Believe contains spiritual autobiographies from some of today's top academic philosophers, including, Mortimer Adler, Stephen Davis, Basil Mitchell, Terence... Read morePublished on May 12, 2009 by David C. Cramer
Like _God and the Philosophers_, this book is *not* a book of apologetics. It is, rather, an insightful look into the personal lives and thoughts of some of the worlds top... Read morePublished on February 4, 2006 by Trent Dougherty
When I was in college I was introduced to Mortimer Adler's useful book aptly named,"How to Read a Book." I found Mr. Adler's thinking and writing very interesting and practical. Read morePublished on December 8, 2004 by Joel Maners