Universe Next Door A Basic Worldview Catalog

ISBN-10: 0830827803
ISBN-13: 9780830827800
Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)
Authors: James W. Sire
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Description: When The Universe Next Door was first introduced nearly thirty years ago, it set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In concise, easily understood prose, James W. Sire explained the basics of theism, deism, naturalism,  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 5/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 259
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

When The Universe Next Door was first introduced nearly thirty years ago, it set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In concise, easily understood prose, James W. Sire explained the basics of theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism and the new consciousness.The second edition was updated and expanded to include sections on Marxism and secular humanism, as well as a completely reworked chapter on what is now widely known as New Age philosophy rather than new consciousness. And the third edition offered further updating and revisions, including a thoroughly revised chapter on New Age philosophy and, perhaps most importantly, a new chapter on postmodernism.Now the fourth edition refines the definition of worldview itself, incorporating Sire's thinking and teaching during the past decade. (His recent work is showcased in a new book, Naming the Elephant, also published by IVP.)The Universe Next Door has been translated into several 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. With the publication of the fourth edition, this book will continue to aid students, teachers and anyone who wants to understand the variety of worldviews that compete with Christianity for the allegiance of our minds and hearts.

James W. Sire (PhD, 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 InterVarsity Press 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.

Preface to the Fourth Edition
A World of Difference: Introduction
A Universe Charged with the Grandeur of God: Christian Theism
The Clockwork Universe: Deism
The Silence of Finite Space: Naturalism
Zero Point: Nihilism
Beyond Nihilism: Existentialism
Journey to the East: Eastern Pantheistic Monism
A Separate Universe: The New Age
The Vanished Horizon: Postmodernism
The Examined Life
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Index
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