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Naming the Elephant: Worldview as Concept (2nd Edition)

James W Sire

Naming the Elephant: Worldview as Concept (2nd Edition)

James W Sire

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:What is a worldview?What lies behind your thoughts about almost everything?For more than thirty years, James W. Sire has grappled with this issue. In his widely used textbook The Universe Next Door, first published in 1976, Sire offered a succinct definition of a worldview and catalogued in summary fashion seven basic worldview alternatives. Students, critics, new literature and continued reflection have led him to reexamine and refine his definition of a worldview. This second edition companion volume to The Universe Next Door is the fruit of that effort, offering readers his most mature thought on the concept of a worldview, addressing such questions as
  • What is the history of the concept itself?
  • What is the first question you should ask in formulating a worldview?
  • How are worldviews formed existentially as well as intellectually?
  • Is a worldview primarily an intellectual system, a way of life or a story?
  • What are the public and private dimensions of a worldview?
  • What role can worldview thinking play in assessing your own worldview and those of others, especially in light of the pluralism in today's world?
Naming the Elephant is an excellent resource for exploring more deeply how and why worldview thinking can aid you in navigating your pluralistic universe.

- Publisher

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About "Naming the Elephant: Worldview as Concept (2nd Edition)"

:What is a worldview?What lies behind your thoughts about almost everything?For more than thirty years, James W. Sire has grappled with this issue. In his widely used textbook The Universe Next Door, first published in 1976, Sire offered a succinct definition of a worldview and catalogued in summary fashion seven basic worldview alternatives. Students, critics, new literature and continued reflection have led him to reexamine and refine his definition of a worldview. This second edition companion volume to The Universe Next Door is the fruit of that effort, offering readers his most mature thought on the concept of a worldview, addressing such questions as

  • What is the history of the concept itself?
  • What is the first question you should ask in formulating a worldview?
  • How are worldviews formed existentially as well as intellectually?
  • Is a worldview primarily an intellectual system, a way of life or a story?
  • What are the public and private dimensions of a worldview?
  • What role can worldview thinking play in assessing your own worldview and those of others, especially in light of the pluralism in today's world?
Naming the Elephant is an excellent resource for exploring more deeply how and why worldview thinking can aid you in navigating your pluralistic universe.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

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.

Table Of Contents

  • :acknowledgmentspreface1. Camel, Kangaroo And Elephant2. Worldview Definitions: From Dilthey To Naugle3. First Things First: Being Or Knowing4. Flesh And Bones: Theoretical And Pretheoretical5. Rational System, Way Of Life And Master Story6. Worldviews: Public And Private7. Worldview: A Refined Definition8. Intelligent People Who Clash By Day: Worldviews As A Tool For Analysisindex

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4 stars By YDLife, Jun 16 2015
As "worldview" gains traction as the buzzword of a new generation, I feel that many of us are very late to the conversation. This book is helpful in breaking down the history and core concepts of the idea. I haven't read "Universe Next Door" (of which this book is designed as a companionupdate), but I felt like I didn't need to when reading this book. Certainly has bolstered my understanding and application, especially to present the gospel with the person's pre-established mindset in view.
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  • Catalogue Code 414201
  • Product Code 9780830840731
  • ISBN 0830840737
  • EAN 9780830840731
  • Pages 201
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Feb 2015
  • Sales Rank #59109
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.295kg

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