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The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog (6th Edition)

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For more than forty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. Using his widely influential model of eight basic worldview questions, James Sire examines prominent worldviews that have shaped the Western...


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For more than forty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. Using his widely influential model of eight basic worldview questions, James Sire examines prominent worldviews that have shaped the Western world:

theism

deism

naturalism

Marxism

nihilism

existentialism

Eastern monism

New Age philosophy

postmodernism

Islam

Intertwined with this analysis, he presents an overview of intellectual history giving insight into the current state of Western thought and culture. Critiquing each worldview within its own frame of reference and in comparison to others, Sire encourages readers to wrestle with life's biggest questions and examine the core beliefs and commitments on which they are building their lives.

The sixth edition, updated by Sire's longtime editor Jim Hoover, features new explanatory sidebars, helpful charts comparing worldviews and illustrating their historical flow, and a chapter on challenges to a Christian worldview in the twenty-first century. New discussion questions will help readers reflect more deeply on the ideas in each chapter.

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. In a world of ever-increasing diversity, The Universe Next Door offers a unique resource for understanding the variety of worldviews that claim the allegiance of mind and heart.

-Publisher.

:For more than forty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. Using his widely influential model of eight basic worldview questions, James Sire examines prominent worldviews that have shaped the Western world: theism deism naturalism Marxism nihilism existentialism Eastern monism New Age philosophy postmodernism Islam Intertwined with this analysis, he presents an overview of intellectual history giving insight into the current state of Western thought and culture. Critiquing each worldview within its own frame of reference and in comparison to others, Sire encourages readers to wrestle with life's biggest questions and examine the core beliefs and commitments on which they are building their lives. The sixth edition, updated by Sire's longtime editor Jim Hoover, features new explanatory sidebars, helpful charts comparing worldviews and illustrating their historical flow, and a chapter on challenges to a Christian worldview in the twenty-first century. New discussion questions will help readers reflect more deeply on the ideas in each chapter. 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. In a world of ever-increasing diversity, The Universe Next Door offers a unique resource for understanding the variety of worldviews that claim the allegiance of mind and heart.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 567072
  • Product Code 9780830849383
  • ISBN 0830849386
  • EAN 9780830849383
  • Pages 330
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Ivp Academic
  • Publication Date Aug 2020
  • Sales Rank 1788
  • Dimensions 226 x 152 x 22mm
  • Weight 0.499kg

James W Sire

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 IVP 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.


His most recent books are Praying the Psalms of Jesus. and Deepest Differences: A Christian-Atheist Dialogue with staunch atheist Carl Peraino
Koorong - Editorial Review.

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  • :foreword To The Sixth Edition By Jim Hoover
  • Preface To The Fifth Edition
  • 1. A World Of Difference: <em>introduction</em>
  • 2. A Universe Charged With The Grandeur Of God: <em>christian Theism</em>
  • 3. The Clockwork Universe: <em>deism</em>
  • 4. The Silence Of Finite Space: <em>naturalism</em>
  • 5. Zero Point: <em>nihilism</em>
  • 6. Beyond Nihilism: <em>existentialism</em>
  • 7. Journey To The East: <em>eastern Pantheistic Monism</em>
  • 8. A Separate Universe: <em>the New Age&#x2014;spirituality Without Religion</em>
  • 9. The Vanished Horizon: <em>postmodernism</em>
  • 10. A View From The Middle East: <em>islamic Theism</em>
  • 11. The Examined Life: <em>a Live Worth Living</em>
  • 12. Building A Christian Worldview For The Twenty-first Century: <em>a Work In Progress</em>
  • Appendix: <em>worldview Diagrams And Thumbnail Sketches</em>
  • Index

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