This book deserves a better title. What the author is aiming at is ""applying Christianity."" The book does not even attempt...

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THINKING CHRISTIANLY

This book deserves a better title. What the author is aiming at is ""applying Christianity."" The book does not even attempt to discuss the question: ""Thinking as a Christian,"" which the title implies, for the basic beliefs of Christianity are taken for granted. Rather Professor Easton is concerned with the meaning of Christian faith in our particular kind of a world. The author contends that Christianity has a distinctive and unique contribution to make to mankind which will not be made by merely accepting the ideas of modern culture and dressing them up in Christian terminology. Basic to this contribution is trust in God, the importance of the eternal, which is practically denied in our secularistic emphasis upon things. This involves the acceptance of the Incarnation and the thought of the Church as the body of Christ, not simply another human institution. There is a significant chapter on prayer -- what it is and how it is to be practiced. The chapter on death approaches that generally avoided subject with realism in the light of the fundamental thesis that only the unseen is eternal. Finally, the author pleads for a ""remnant"" of Christians who will really live out their faith in everyday life. The material embodied in this book was originally used in a series of lectures for Protestant ministers and it is they who would profit most from its reading.

Pub Date: Oct. 26, 1948

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Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1948