The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog, 5th Edition

The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog, 5th Edition Author James W. Sire
ISBN-10 0830838503
ISBN-13 9780830838509
Year 2009-11-21
Pages 293
Language English
Publisher IVP Academic
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Voted one of Christianity Today s 1998 Books of the Year For more than thirty years The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear readable introduction to worldviews In this new fifth edition James Sire offers additional student friendly features to his concise easily understood introductions to theism deism naturalism Marxism nihilism existentialism Eastern monism New Age philosophy and postmodernism Included in this expanded format are a new chapter on Islam and informative sidebars throughout The book continues to build on Sire s refined definition of worldviews from the fourth edition and includes other updates as well keeping this standard text fresh and useful In a world of ever increasing diversity The Universe Next Door offers a unique resource for understanding the variety of worldviews that compete with Christianity for the allegiance of minds and hearts 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 Sire s Naming the Elephant Worldview as a Concept provides a useful companion volume for those desiring a more in depth discussion of the nature of a worldview

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