Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog / Edition 4

Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog / Edition 4

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by James W. Sire
     
 

"James W. Sire explains the basics of Christian theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern pantheistic monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. In an increasingly pluralistic academic environment, the ability to understand and evaluate various worldviews is vitally important." This new edition includes updates throughout. But most significantly,… See more details below

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"James W. Sire explains the basics of Christian theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern pantheistic monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. In an increasingly pluralistic academic environment, the ability to understand and evaluate various worldviews is vitally important." This new edition includes updates throughout. But most significantly, it reflects refinements in Sire's definition and thinking about the nature of worldviews themselves, which are taken up in greater detail in the companion volume, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830827800
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
259
Sales rank:
741,328
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

1A world of difference : introduction13
2A universe charged with the grandeur of God : Christian theism23
3The clockwork universe : deism45
4The silence of finite space : naturalism59
5Zero point : nihilism87
6Beyond Nihilism : existentialism112
7Journey to the east : Eastern pantheistic monism141
8A separate universe : the new age162
9The vanished horizon : postmodernism211
10The examined life : conclusion242

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