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FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ Inklings of Reality Essays Toward a Christian Philosophy of Letters In Inklings of Reality poet and theologian Donald T Williams revisits some of the mos. This is a little known book but in it Don Williams is doing something sorely needed he is calling for literacy among Christians Christians are people fo The Book and if they are not readers and not full of what Williams calls Biblical Consciousness they are losing touch with their roots and their God William s essays are lucid and compelling This one is a sleeper Read it

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FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ Inklings of Reality Essays Toward a Christian Philosophy of Letters T interesting and constructive moments in the history of Christian reflection on life. Writing from personal interest I would say this is a great book because it is precisely my interest Williams writes of the need for a theology of writing for Evangelicals and looks at several authors who have written the literature that the Christian critic has to consider to form this theology Authors include Augustine Calvin John Bunyan Sir Philip Sidney George Herbert C S Lewis J R R Tolkien T S Eliot and Flannery O Connor Williams puts forward something of a philosophy of literature taking into account the writings of these authors emphasizing biblical consciousness and wholeness of vison These two concepts relate to reading the Bible first and reading literature especially the classics second Williams challenges Christians especially evangelicals to think deeply to do as Harry Blamires writes think Christianly Take into account both the Bible and these other works to form a worldview from which to see everything

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FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ Inklings of Reality Essays Toward a Christian Philosophy of Letters 's great issues and helps us develop a rich and dynamic Christian philosophy of readi. The Christian Literati I do not mean to say that illiterate peoples are excluded from spirituality but they are handicapped in their pursuit of it Donald T Williams PhD Inklings of Reality p 20One need not be as learned as Professor and Scholar Donald T Williams to be considered a Christian worthy of the name but it helps a lot The study of literature he says repairs the effects of the Fall and awakens one to that kind of mind God designed us to have p 16Who can attain this awakened state The first chapter opens with a David Thoreau uote that the millions are awake enough for physical labor but only one in a million for effective intellectual exertion only one in a hundred millions to a poetic or divine life p 1 Wouldn t you know but the author is both a poet and a divine Yet with this pride of place comes humility The Reverend Poet Mr Williams observes with self deprecating modesty that Thoreau s statistics are exaggerated and elitist even while his point is worth some thought p 1 The author s humility will not allow him to share with us what the true statistics are Perhaps ten in a hundred millionThe author has been granted access to the innermost circle by the Great Men of Letters themselves successfully distinguishing himself from the legions of impious evangelicals and those fit only for manual labor I enter the courts of these men and they lovingly receive me they remind me that the shoddy standards of both piety and thought in our own day are irrelevant to my work p xvi The author s work is one and the same with that of the Holy Spirit a work that is near nonexistent among evangelicals the most disturbing fact about American Evangelical Christianity is the almost total absence of that work from the scene p 18And what exactly is that work The Great Men the poets and divines the one among ten millions the Venerable Doctor Williams have alone done the laborious mental work of acuiring textual consciousness through the study of Literature They then progressed to restructuring the categories of their minds to align with Scripture thereby acuiring a higher level of consciousness called Biblical Consciousness that produces in them a special vision called Wholeness of Vision by which they bind all particular facts of our worldly experiences to a single coherent conceptualization of reality a Christian worldview p 15 16 By the power of their heightened consciousness and universal vision the Christian literati could control the world and indeed they once did before men of Mr Williams kind became rare as Mediterranean monk seals Biblical consciousness and the wholeness of vision it produces are endangered species in the modern world But there was a time when they ruled the earth p 23Worldview according to Mr Williams is what the Christian faith is all about p 14 But one might have a brilliantly conceived conceptualization of reality constructed from Scripture and yet still be devoid of any effectual knowledge of spiritual reality and most importantly of the person of Jesus Christ John Owen whom the author ranks among his Great Men of Letters wrote I shall never grant that a man understands the Scripture aright who understands the words of it only and not the things which is the mind of God in them There is a light in the gospel the light of the glorious gospel of Christ 2 Cor iv4 but there must be a light also in our hearts or we cannot discern it And this is no natural light or a light that is common unto all but it is a light that in a way of grace is given unto them that do believe And it is wrought in us by the same kind of efficiency as God created light with at the beginning of the world namelyby a productive act of power Pneumatologia pp 577 586Owen described those who would reduce this supernatural experiential revelation to something they could understand by the natural power of the mind and because they cannot raise their minds unto a comprehension of these mysteries as they are in themselves they corrupt and debase them to suit their own low carnal apprehensions Pneumatologia p 562 That is what Williams has done in one of the most disappointing passages of his book When the apostle Paul speaks of God shining in our hearts to give the light of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ in 2 Cor 46 he is speaking of this divine revelation by which the Holy Spirit directly reveals spiritual reality to the believer But Williams uoting from this verse reduces it to a metaphor for the literati s rational understanding of the Christian worldview and its application to the real world p 14Among the early Christians there were not many who were wise according the flesh 1 Cor 126 But to them was given the Spirit who is from God so that we may know the things freely given to us by God 1 Cor 212 The Lord of heaven and earth had hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to infants Matt 1125 That is how the illiterate can know and be known by Jesus Christ intimately and directly as they have seen his countenance while the worldly wise know of Him only by hearsay And that makes all the difference


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  • Paperback
  • 279
  • Inklings of Reality Essays Toward a Christian Philosophy of Letters
  • Donald T. Williams
  • English
  • 18 May 2020
  • 9781885729071