Foreword by Arthur F. Holmes^^Conceiving of Christianity as a "worldview" has been one of themost significant events in the church in the last 150 years. In thisnew book David Naugle provides the best discussion yet of thehistory and contemporary use...
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Foreword by Arthur F. Holmes^^Conceiving of Christianity as a "worldview" has been one of themost significant events in the church in the last 150 years. In thisnew book David Naugle provides the best discussion yet of thehistory and contemporary use of worldview as a totalizing approachto faith and life.^^This informative volume first locates the origin of worldviewin the writings of Immanuel Kant and surveys the rapid proliferationof its use throughout the English-speaking world. Naugle thenprovides the first study ever undertaken of the insights of majorWestern philosophers on the subject of worldview and offers anoriginal examination of the role this concept has played in thenatural and social sciences. Finally, Naugle gives the concept biblicaland theological grounding, exploring the unique ways that worldviewhas been used in the Evangelical, Orthodox, and Catholictraditions.^^This clear presentation of the concept of worldview will bevaluable to a wide range of readers.^
The concept of 'worldview' is first encountered with Kant & later became a key philosophical & theological ideal. Naugle traces the history & development of the concept from the 18th century, in both the secular & religious traditions of Western thought.
David K. Naugle (Ph.D.,University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, Th. D. in Systematic and Biblical Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary) is chair and professor of philosophy at Dallas Baptist University. He is also the author of Worldview: The History of a Concept (Eerdmans), selected as a 2003 Christianity Today Book of the Year and Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness. Professor Naugle is famous for moving from Dallas Theological Seminary dispensationalism to embracing a reformed, covenantal theology.