For those of you who aren’t familiar with Dallas Willard, or who may have only read a book or two of his, here is a brief guide to his seven essential works by ERB editor Chris Smith.
Which books have you read? Which have impacted you most?
I’ve always had a special appreciation for this book, because in it, Willard flexes his philosophical muscles in ways that none of his other books for Christian audiences do. In this volume, Willard tackles the complex problem of how we are to understand “human knowledge” in light of our Christian discipleship. Here, Willard was concerned “with the trivialization of faith apart from knowledge and with the disastrous effects of a repositioning of faith in Jesus Christ, and of life as his students, outside the category of knowledge.” (from the book’s intro)