In this groundbreaking study of convictional knowing, Dr. James E. Loder (Professor of the Philosophy of Christian Education at Princeton Theological Seminary) builds a framework for understanding human experiences in which ordinary modes of apprehending reality are suspended by the startling intrusion of a convincing insight — which often arrives with convictional force and transformational power.
Dr. James Loder had the clearest vision I know of the dynamics of how we as human beings come to know anything and how these dynamics interplay in the relationships between the human spirit and Holy spirit. Dr. Loder lived what he taught. This book is his epistemological foundation for his work, life, and teachings. He and his wife carried on a significant healing and inner-healing ministry on Princeton Seminary Campus for many years while he served as a professor there. This book is not an easy read and contains exceptional integration and depth.
Vision: Dr. James Loder, as a personal mentor, helped me integrate my encounters with truth through the scriptures and my spiritual experiences with my experience of life in this century. If you are looking for a solid epistemology that both honors scripture, spiritual experiences, and does not ignore the power of the scientific method… here is a good place to start. If you are wanting to have a grounded dialogue with people who have differing experiences of the world… the wisdom in these pages my help.
Condition: Used, Good to Acceptable, may have Markings and highlighting throughout text. May be first or second edition (no large changes in my opinion.)