Mere Discipleship

Growing in Wisdom and Hope

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Cultivating a Christian vision for all of life

Christian discipleship is a lifelong process that should steadily change everything about us--the way we view the world, the way we think, and the way we interact with other people and with our culture.

In Mere Discipleship, Alister E. McGrath encourages us to move beyond a superficial grasp of our faith to discover its depth and riches, seeing discipleship as a process of growth in wisdom wherein we absorb a Christian vision of reality, allow it to percolate, and then let it inform how we think, love, and act. Drawing particularly on the astute insights of Dorothy L. Sayers, C. S. Lewis, John Stott, and J. I. Packer, McGrath illuminates how we can hold on to hope and live meaningfully in a world where things don't always seem to make sense.

If you long for a robust faith that makes a real difference in the way you experience your everyday life, let McGrath be your guide.


"Alister McGrath invariably combines enormous scholarship with an accessible and engaging style."--Rowan Williams, master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

"Alister McGrath offers an appealing and lucid demonstration of theology understood as a 'reflective inhabitation' of the Christian faith. This wise and elegant book shows the urgent importance of a Christian mind for faithful discipleship that engages the contemporary world. It is essential reading for every pastor and thoughtful Christian layperson."--Jeffrey P. Greenman, president of Regent College


Alister E. McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University and director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion. He is the author of many books, including the international bestseller The Dawkins Delusion? McGrath also serves as the Gresham Professor of Divinity, a public professorship in the City of London, established in 1597, that promotes the public engagement of theology with the leading issues of the day.


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"Alister McGrath offers an appealing and lucid demonstration of theology understood as a 'reflective inhabitation' of the Christian faith. This wise and elegant book shows the urgent importance of a Christian mind for faithful discipleship that engages the contemporary world. It should be essential reading for every pastor and every thoughtful Christian layperson."

Jeffrey P. Greenman, president of Regent College, Vancouver, BC

"Alister McGrath invariably combines enormous scholarship with an accessible and engaging style."

Rowan Williams, master of Magdalene College, Cambridge


The Author

  1. Alister E. McGrath

    Alister E. McGrath

    Alister E. McGrath (DPhil and DD, University of Oxford; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts) is professor of theology, ministry, and education, and head of the Centre for Theology, Religion, and Culture at King's College, London, and president for the Oxford...

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