The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog / Edition 5

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Overview

Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year!

For more than thirty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In this fifth edition James Sire offers additional student-friendly features to his concise, easily understood introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. Included in this expanded format are a new chapter on Islam and informative sidebars throughout.

The book continues to build on Sire's refined definition of worldviews from the fourth edition and includes other updates as well, keeping this standard text fresh and useful. In a world of ever-increasing diversity, The Universe Next Door offers a unique resource for understanding the variety of worldviews that compete with Christianity for the allegiance of minds and hearts.

The Universe Next Door has been translated into over a dozen languages and has been used as a text at over one hundred colleges and universities in courses ranging from apologetics and world religions to history and English literature.

Sire's Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept provides a useful companion volume for those desiring a more in-depth discussion of the nature of a worldview.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830838509
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 10/21/2009
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 293
  • Sales rank: 93,368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

James W. Sire (Ph.D., University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology, and short courses at many universities and seminaries. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and Europe.

His InterVarsity Press books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door (a worldviews textbook), Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition
1 A World of Difference: Introduction
2 A Universe Charged with the Grandeur of God: Christian Theism
3 The Clockwork Universe: Deism
4 The Silence of Finite Space: Naturalism
5 Zero Point: Nihilism
6 Beyond Nihilism: Existentialism
7 Journey to the East: Eastern Pantheistic Monism
8 A Separate Universe: The New Age-Spirituality Without Religion
9 The Vanished Horizon: Postmodernism
10 A View from the Middle East: Islamic Theism
11 The Examined Life: Conclusion
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2002

    GOOD BOOK

    If you ever want to develop your current world view. READ THIS BOOK

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2008

    Wondering where to begin?

    If your question is ¿which God?¿ this is a great place to begin. If it weren¿t for this book, I might still be floundering around in search of the truth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2003

    A Look Into Culture

    This book gives anyone a basic view into the worldviews that make up the many cultures of the world. This books gives reason to uplift reasonings for a God. If insight is needed, this book is for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2002

    This book is money!

    This is a great book if you are interested in worldviews. Sire starts with a Theistic worldview and traces how it adapted and changed from what it originally was. Sire writes in a fun, interesting and clear manner that anyone would enjoy. Perfect for High School students getting ready for college.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2000

    God is real.

    This book is very object.Many books are made up of subject story but this book tells us God'reality gradually and logically.I want recommed this books to man who in doubt.

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