Book of the Month: To Think Christianly


Each month, we feature a book from the Lumina College Library handpicked by our librarian. This month's Book of the Month is:

Title: To Think Christianly: A History of L'Abri, Regent College, and the Christian Study Center Movement

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Author: Charles E. Cotherman


Synopsis


In this compelling and comprehensive history, Charles Cotherman traces the stories of notable study centers and networks, as well as their influence on a generation that would reshape twentieth-century Christianity.


Each of these projects owed something to Schaeffer's and Houston's approaches, which combined intellectual and cultural awareness with compelling spirituality, open-handed hospitality, relational networks, and a deep commitment to the gospel's significance for all fields of study―and all of life. Cotherman argues that the centers' mission of lay theological education blazed a new path for evangelicals to fully engage the life of the mind and culture.


Built on a rich foundation of original interviews, archival documents, and contemporary sources, To Think Christianly sheds new light on this set of defining figures and places in evangelicalism's life of the mind.


About the author


Charles E. Cotherman is pastor and planter of Oil City Vineyard Church in Oil City, Pennsylvania. He is the project director of the Project on Rural Ministry at Grove City College and has taught church history at Fuller Seminary and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

 

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