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eBook The Mind on Fire (Christian Classics) ePub

by Blaise; Houston James Pascal

  • ISBN: 0340546115
  • Category: Christian Living
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Blaise; Houston James Pascal
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON RELIGIOUS (1991)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1767 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1822 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 824

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Pascal's career as a Christian apologist and philosopher was short, but his influence continues.

It is quite user-friendly and a good place to start when reading Pascal. Pascal's career as a Christian apologist and philosopher was short, but his influence continues. He has been considered by many "the greatest of French prose writers.

The Mind On Fire (Christian Classics). Blaise Pascal, the remarkable seventeenth-century mathematician, physicist, and religious thinker, rigorously refutes the belief that to become a Christian you must first commit intellectual suicide. He came to North America from England in 1968 to lead Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, a worldwide center of spiritual formation.

Blaise Pascal, the remarkable seventeenth-century mathematician, physicist, and religious thinker, rigorously refutes .

Blaise Pascal, the remarkable seventeenth-century mathematician, physicist, and religious thinker, rigorously refutes the belief that to become a Christian you must first commit intellectual suicide. He wrote to communicate the Christian faith to the skeptical, to the indifferent, to the hostile. The Mind on Fire contains Pascals' Penses, a systematic and uncompromising defense of Christian belief, along with selections from his Letters to a Provincial, his own description of his conversion, and a prayer for the proper use of pain in his life.

Christian Philosopher Blaise Pascal explains the truths of the Bible in detailed, yet easy .

Christian Philosopher Blaise Pascal explains the truths of the Bible in detailed, yet easy to understand terms and illustrations for the reader. One person found this helpful.

--; Pascal, Blaise; Guinness, Os (2003). The Mind on Fire: A Faith for the Skeptical and Indifferent. Mind on Fire: A Christian's Character Before God. Classics of Faith and Devotion. Edwards, Jonathan (2003).

He came to North America from England in 1968 to lead Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, a worldwide center of spiritual formation.

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In Mind On Fire, Blaise Pascal (a remarkable seventeenth century .

In Mind On Fire, Blaise Pascal (a remarkable seventeenth century mathematician, physicist, and religious thinker) rigorously refutes the belief that to become a Christian you must first commit intellectual suicide. His burning conviction regarding the truth of the Christian faith produced writings that are still persuasive to the skeptical, the indifferent, and the hostile today. Mind On Fire is a masterpiece of engaging theological scholarship.

Series: Classics of faith and devotion.

Houston, James M; Pascal, Blaise; Guinness, Os (2003), The Mind on Fire: A Faith for the Skeptical and Indifferent. Edwards, Jonathan (2003), Houston, James M; Colson, Charles (ed., Religious Affections: A Christian's Character Before God., Religious Affections: A Christian's Character Before Go. .de Valdés, Juan; Don Benedetto (April 1, 2003), Houston, James M (e., The Benefit of Christ: Living Justified Because of Christ's Death, Regent College, ISBN 978-1-57383-251-9. Simeon, Charles; Stott, John RW (2003), Houston, James M (e., Evangelical Preaching: An Anthology of Sermons.

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Christian Philosopher Blaise Pascal explains the truths of the Bible in detailed, yet easy to understand terms and illustrations for the reader.
Hucama Hucama
I bought this book for my dad, and he loves it!
He often mentions some profound quotes from it that really get you thinking...
He's enjoying it so much I want to buy my own copy, or at least borrow his when hes done! :)
Gavirus Gavirus
Very good
Fearlesshunter Fearlesshunter
In case you're wondering, this IS the Pensees. The only difference is that these thoughts are arranged topically under a new title plus five letters from Pascal are included in the rear of the book. This is not an abridged edition of the Pensees. That being said, this book will stimulate your thinking about human nature, divine sovereignty, faith, logic and apologetics in a way that few other works will. Being deeply influenced by Augustine, Pascal had an uncanny way for accurately portraying the human condition. His grasp of the sinful nature of mankind and the limits of reason was acute. Many believe that Pascal was a fideist (faith is not supported by reason) due to a cursory reading of the Pensees yet a more exhaustive reading will prove otherwise. Many of the Pensees, while not rationally proving Christianity, certainly state that he believed in a reasonable faith and not a leap of faith beyond logic. I would recommend this edition as opposed to the Pensees because of its logical arrangement in addition to the thought-provoking letters that are placed in the back. Definitely a great read.
Altad Altad
Anyone who needs a nudge before buying this excellent book should read Robert W. Kellemen's great review of another edition for sale on Amazon. I haven't been able to post live links in reviews for some reason, so I broke this one up into two lines - just delete the paragraph space to connect them:

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It is difficult to conceptualize exactly how much Pascal's faith meant to him. Reading his thoughts is like peaking into the journal of a reflective, passionate man, with no other ambition in life but to glorify God. Pascal's passion went beyond the intellectual borders of academia and into the personal realtionship he had with Jesus Christ. Pascal didn't want the God of the philosophers; he preferred the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. If you desire to glorify God with your mind, soul, and body, or if you are curious as to how such a person thinks, then I highly recommend this book as it will be an encouragment and a challenge to your intellect as well as your soul. I pray God gives me the grace to think as this man did.
Nilasida Nilasida
I give it 5 stars and I don't necessarily agree with all of his theology. His points are made from such a unique stand point. His ways of reasoning are very unique to me, yet he doesn't lead you to rely on his type of reasoning, but on the power of the Holy Spirit.
He makes many good points for any atheist to consider. His work on the subject of the Jews is interesting. I disagree with his stance on proofs of nature and some of His views God's restorative plans for Isreal, but who had views for God to restore Isreal 300 years ago?
If you like reading books, this one is diffrent and well thought out!
This is the finest introduction to Blaise Pascal that I have ever seen! Within the pages of this book lie some of the greatest thoughts the human mind could ever aspire to perceive. 'Mind on Fire' is an easy to read, well-arranged anthology of Pascal's thought. In this book you will begin to see the role of logic and reason in the life of faith. If you are looking for an in-depth book, a book that penetrates the deep well of skeptical thought, 'Mind on Fire' will not waste your time or your money. Simply put, Pascal is a genius with a knack for apologetical thought.