A Mind in Full by Angus J. L. Menuge

Book Review

A Mind in Full

Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity
Crossway Books, 2004
(480 pages; $19.97, hardcover)

reviewed by Angus Menuge

There is no longer a Christian mind.” This is the shocking opening sentence of Harry Blamires’s The Christian Mind. Blamires, writing in 1963, did not mean that Christians could not think, but that they had lost the art of thinking Christianly about all things, sacred and secular.

Mark Noll’s The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (1994) is among the historical studies that have tried to explain what went wrong with Christian thought. Other writers, such as C. S. Lewis, Francis Schaeffer, J. P. Moreland, and James Sire, have offered a philosophical analysis of how worldviews antithetical to Christianity have infiltrated the thought of Christians.

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Angus J. L. Menuge is Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin, where he is associate director of the Cranach Institute (www.cranach.org). He has edited three books, including C. S. Lewis: Lightbearer in the Shadowlands, and has recently published Agents Under Fire: Materialism and the Rationality of Science (Rowman & Littlefield).

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