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Clash of Worlds

David Burnett

Clash of Worlds

David Burnett

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Why do nations fight? What do followers of other religions think? Fully revised, with updated references and statistics, and an extra chapter on Buddhism, this book is an excellent introduction to comparative worldviews.

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Why do nations fight? What do followers of other religions think? Fully revised, with updated references and statistics, and an extra chapter on Buddhism, this book is an excellent introduction to comparative worldviews.
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While technology makes us think the world is shrinking, the differences that define us are as great as ever. Like a chess game is governed by rules, so lives and cultures are governed by deeply held values -- whether or not we even recognize what they are. These values comprise what is called a worldview, and they dictate our beliefs and resulting behavior. Without an understanding of differing worldviews, we limit our ability to reach others with the gospel of Jesus Christ -- a complete worldview in itself.^In this thought-provoking book, Dr. David Burnett explains the elements of a worldview and helps us understand how and why we perceive the world around us as we do. He also examines several major worldviews, including those of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, as well as the more contemporary views of the New Age and neo-paganism. Finally, he offers some basic principles in effectively evangelizing those with other worldviews.
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Why do nations fight? How do we avoid crucial errors? How do Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others think? What can Christians do? If customs, language, clothings and food are like the leaves of a tree, then the underlying worldview is like the trunk and branches. Until we grasp our own worldview - and we all have one - then we cannot hope to understand other people's. David Burnett explains the major contemporary worldviews, including secular, traditional, Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, and Islamic; the biblical worldview; our own basic assumptions; the way these radically different worldviews interact; and the basic principles in communicating the gospel to those with other perspectives. Dr. Burnett asks fundamental questions of each worldview. What is "real"? What is "human"? What is "truth"? His wealth of research and many examples make Clash of Worlds a delight to read. This new edition is fully revised, with updated references and statistics, and an important extra chapter on the Buddhist worldview.^^
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How do Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others think? Is the West making crucial errors? What can Christians do? If customs, language, clothing and food are like the leaves of a tree, then the underlying worldview is like the trunk and branches. Until we grasp our own worldview, then we cannot hope to understand other people's. In this text, Dr Burnett asks fundamental questions of each worldview.
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Meet the Author

David Burnett

Dr. David Burnett is academic dean at All Nations Christian College, and Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute. He has served as a missionary in India, and is author of a number of distinguished books including World of the Spirits, The Spirit of Hinduism, and The Spirit of Buddhism.

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  • Catalogue Code 174528
  • Product Code 1854245708
  • EAN 9781854245700
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Monarch
  • Publication Date Jan 1992
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.272kg

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