Archives For Desires

 

I’ve recently been digging into one of Alasdair MacIntyre’s recent books (that somehow slipped past our radar)
 

Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity:
An Essay on Desire, Practical Reasoning, and Narrative
Alasdair MacIntyre

Hardback: Cambridge UP, 2016
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Our Intro Guide to
MacIntyre’s AFTER VIRTUE

 
I turned to MacIntyre to help me understand the desires we have has humans and where they come from. Those familiar with MacIntyre’s work will not be surprised to find that his exploration of these questions winds its way back in history through St. Thomas Aquinas to Aristotle. It has been very helpful for me to follow this trajectory, and I thought it might also be helpful for some of our readers. 

[ MacIntyre ]  [ Aquinas ]  [ Aristotle ]

 
 
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A Brief Review of

Crave: Wanting So Much More of God.
Chris Tomlinson.

Paperback: Harvest House Publishers, 2010.
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Reviewed by Chris Smith.

[ Read the first 3 chapters of this book on SCRIBD! ]


In the new book Crave: Wanting So Much More of God, Chris Tomlinson explores in really basic terms our desires, how they are formed and how they affect our lives.  Desires are fundamental to our existence as humans and yet to many of us they remain mysterious forces.  Especially in a consumerist culture in which our desires are constantly being preyed upon by corporate advertising, we need some serious theological reflection on our desires and how they are formed into (and out of) the way of Christ.  In Crave, Tomlinson offers us an engaging introductory look at our desires that is part memoir and part spiritual reflection.  Crave would be a good choice for discussion in a Sunday School class or Bible study group.

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