R.C. Sproul has stated, “We live in the most anti-intellectual period in church history.” Sproul’s words are right on target. His timely words are a sober reminder that once we have lost the Christian mind, we have lost all basis for discussion. Indeed, we have lost our basis for meaning and morality. When the epistemological scaffolding collapses, one may as well give up the quest for truth. And when one abandons the quest for truth, one abandons the quest for God!
Bradley Green has brilliantly captured the essence of the Christian mind in his book, The Gospel and the Mind. The subtitle goes to the core passion of the author, namely – “recovering and shaping the intellectual life.”
Green’s theses is clearly presented at the outset:
1. “The Christian vision of God, man, and the world provides the necessary precondition for the recovery of any meaningful intellectual life.”
2. The Christian vision of God, man, and the world offers a particular, unique understanding of what the intellectual life might look like.”
The remainder of the book defends the theses with skill and precision. I found the book most helpful and should be included in the arsenal of any thinking Christian.