Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Don't Say I Didn't Tell You So

Posted by Robert Sagers

Self-examination may not be in vogue with many contemporary evangelical churches, but a southern Californian philosophy professor is intent on bringing it back.

Gregg A. Ten Elshof's, I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life provides an incisive look at the role that self-deception plays in the lives of people—even in (perhaps especially in) the lives of Christians. The book is "about the amazing human capacity to break free from the constraints of rationality when truth ceases to be the primary goal of inquiry," Ten Elshof writes in the preface.

Christianity Today has posted a short review of the book, a book which I found to be both helpful and challenging.