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

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

by James W. Sire
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The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog / Edition 5

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 new 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830838509
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 10/21/2009
Pages: 293
Sales rank: 62,428
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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

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The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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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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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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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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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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If you ever want to develop your current world view. READ THIS BOOK