Stained Glass: Worldviews and Social Science

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This book traces the origin and development of the concept of worldview in philosophy and examines its appropriation in the social sciences. The seven essays carefully analyze the meanings and connections of commitments, worldviews and science. The papers in this volume were presented at a conference held in July 1985 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and are the fruit of a project on social philosophy sponsored jointly by Calvin College, The Free University of Amsterdam, and the Institute for Christian...

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Overview

This book traces the origin and development of the concept of worldview in philosophy and examines its appropriation in the social sciences. The seven essays carefully analyze the meanings and connections of commitments, worldviews and science. The papers in this volume were presented at a conference held in July 1985 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and are the fruit of a project on social philosophy sponsored jointly by Calvin College, The Free University of Amsterdam, and the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto. Contents: On the Idea of Worldview and Its Relation to Philosophy, Albert M. Wolters; On Worldviews, James H. Olthuis; On Worldviews and Philosophy: A Response to Wolters and Olthuis, Jacob Klapwijk; On Christian Learning, Nicholas Wolterstorff; The Approach to Social Theory, Sander Griffioen; Sociology and Progress, Jan Verhoogt; Worldview and the Meaning of Work, P.J.D. Drenth; Society After the Subject, Philosop the Worldview, William Rowe; and On Faith and Social Science, Paul Marshall.

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The Washington Post
This short history of a government program little known at least outside biomedical circles restores one's faith in the uses of government for the public good.
Toronto Journal Of Theology
Reformed studies are advanced and a fascinating dimension of Neo-Calvinism is made available to a wider field of Christian scholars.
Perspectives On Science and Christian Faith
The book provides some of the most informative discussions available of the origins of the concept of a world-view in Romanticism.
— Arthur F. Holmes, Department of Philosophy, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith
Enough of the essays are both accessible and appropriate for a wide audience that the community of Evangelical scholars as a whole cannot afford to miss the contributions offered in this collection.
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith - Arthur F. Holmes
The book provides some of the most informative discussions available of the origins of the concept of a world-view in Romanticism.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780819172549
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 12/28/1988
  • Series: Christian Studies Today Series
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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