The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog

The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog

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In addition to explications of such worldviews as theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism, Marxism, and others, this third edition includes a new chapter on postmodernism and a thoroughly revised chapter on New Age philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786171910
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Edition description: 19311 Blackstone
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 6.46(h) x 1.17(d)

About 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. His other books include Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept,, Discipleship of the Mind, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.

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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"If you are looking for an introductory exposition of prominent worldviews, I know of no better book."

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"To think intelligently today is to think worldviewishly, to come to terms with the mosaic of meaning systems which make up modern thinking. This book is a clear introduction and invaluable guide."

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"The most readable presentation of alternative systems that I have ever seen."

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