Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another old post.

Just to remind myself of LBB (life before baby), here is what I was posting about 3 years ago:
Currently Reading (in August 2006)
Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life As a Christian Calling
By James W. Sire

...according to James W. Sire, in his book Habits of the Mind:

"An intellectual is one who loves ideas,
is dedicated to clarifying them,
developing them,
criticizing them,
turning them over and over,
seeing their implications,
stacking them atop one another,
arranging them,
sitting silent while new ideas pop up
and old ones seem to rearrange themselves,
playing with them,
punning with their terminology,
laughing at them,
watching them clash,
picking up the pieces,
starting over,
judging them,
withholding judgment about them,
changing them,
bringing them into contact with their counterparts
in other systems of thought,
inviting them to dine and have a ball
but also suiting them for service in workaday life.

A Christian intellectual is all of the above to the glory of God."

Interesting. Sort of makes it sound as if ideas are like Legos.

Posted at 8/8/2006 4:02 PM

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