Saturday, May 03, 2008

Three Books to Shake Your World

1. Brother Yun, The Heavenly Man. The amazing story of an underground Chinese Christian who lives and risks and suffers for Christ. Read it, then repent of being a typical American Christian (if you are).

2. Soren Kierkegaard. Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing. Existential/theological shock therapy. The Audit of Eternity will never be forgotten.

3. Francis A. Schaeffer, True Spirituality. This short book gives the foundations of spiritual life, all but forgotten by pop/schlock, pseudo-mystical, syncretistic "evangelicals"(emergent or otherwise) who want to be post-modern, post-foundational, post-reformational," and (therefore) post-reality. This is the devotional theology that sustained Schaeffer's remarkable life and ministry.

1 comment:

Kevin Winters said...

I'm still trying to see this connection between so-called postmodernism and your so-called "post-reality," at least in the primary thinkers. I have yet to see any sustained defense of the claim that the primary "postmodern" thinkers (with the exception of Rorty) are anti-reality or inherently relativistic. I know I keep bringing this up, but that's because I haven't been referred to any work that does an even relatively adequate job of explicating and addressing these thinkers. The *large* majority of what I see are self-proclaimed experts who have to refer to secondary sources that merely either quote and/or cite the primary sources. This is a horrible research methodology.