Worldview

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Conceiving of Christianity as a "worldview" has been one of the most significant events in the church in the last 150 years. In this new book David Naugle provides the best discussion yet of the history and contemporary use of worldview as a totalizing approach to faith and life. This informative volume first locates the origin of worldview in the writings of Immanuel Kant and surveys the rapid proliferation of its use throughout the English-speaking world. Naugle then provides the first study ever undertaken of ...
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Overview

Conceiving of Christianity as a "worldview" has been one of the most significant events in the church in the last 150 years. In this new book David Naugle provides the best discussion yet of the history and contemporary use of worldview as a totalizing approach to faith and life. This informative volume first locates the origin of worldview in the writings of Immanuel Kant and surveys the rapid proliferation of its use throughout the English-speaking world. Naugle then provides the first study ever undertaken of the insights of major Western philosophers on the subject of worldview and offers an original examination of the role this concept has played in the natural and social sciences. Finally, Naugle gives the concept biblical and theological grounding, exploring the unique ways that worldview has been used in the Evangelical, Orthodox, and Catholic traditions. This clear presentation of the concept of worldview will be valuable to a wide range of readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802847614
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Pages: 406
  • Sales rank: 983,269
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Prologue: Uncle Andrew in C. S. Lewis's The Magician's Nephew 1
1 The Wonder of Worldview I: Protestant Evangelicalism 4
Original Worldview Thinkers in Protestant Evangelicalism 5
2 The Wonder of Worldview II: Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy 33
Roman Catholicism 33
Eastern Orthodoxy 44
3 A Philological History of "Worldview" 55
Word Studies in Weltanschauung 55
The First Use of Weltanschauung in Immanuel Kant 58
The Use of Weltanschauung in German and Other European Languages 59
Weltanschauung and "Worldview" in the English-Speaking World 64
4 A Philosophical History of "Worldview": The Nineteenth Century 68
"Worldview" in G. W. F. Hegel 68
"Worldview" and "Lifeview" in Soren Kierkegaard 73
"Worldview" in Wilhelm Dilthey 82
"Worldview" and Perspectivism in Friedrich Nietzsche 98
5 A Philosophical History of "Worldview": The Twentieth Century I 108
"Worldview" in Edmund Husserl 108
"Worldview" in Karl Jaspers 121
"Worldview" in Martin Heidegger 128
6 A Philosophical History of "Worldview": The Twentieth Century II 148
"Worldview" and "World Picture" in Ludwig Wittgenstein 148
Donald Davidson on "Conceptual Schemes" 162
"Worldview" and Postmodernity 173
7 A Disciplinary History of "Worldview" I: The Natural Sciences 187
Michael Polanyi's Tacit Dimension and Personal Knowledge in the Natural Sciences 188
Thomas Kuhn's Paradigm Revolution in the Philosophy of Science 196
8 A Disciplinary History of "Worldview" II: The Social Sciences 209
"Worldview" in Psychology 211
"Worldview" in Sociology 222
"Worldview" in Cultural Anthropology 238
9 Theological Reflections on "Worldview" 253
Worldviews and "Worldview" 253
Christian Worldview and "Worldview" 259
10 Philosophical Reflections on "Worldview" 291
Worldview and Semiotics 292
Worldview and Narrative 297
Worldview and Reason 303
Worldview and Hermeneutics 310
Worldview and Epistemology 321
11 Concluding Reflections 331
Dangers of Worldview 331
Benefits of Worldview 339
Epilogue: Eustace in C. S. Lewis's The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" 346
App. A Synopses of Additional Evangelical Worldview Contributions 349
App. B A Bibliography of Books on the Christian Worldview Not Addressed in this Volume 357
Works Cited 360
Index 378
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