The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/30/2009
  • Publisher: Ivp Academic

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In this new fifth edition, Sire offers student-friendly introductions to a variety of concepts: theism; deism; naturalism; Marxism; nihilism; existentialism; Eastern monism; New Age philosophy; and postmodernism.

Author Biography

James W. Sire (Ph.D., University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at Inter Varsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology and short courses at many universities and seminaries. His other books include Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept, Discipleship of the Mind, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.

Table of Contents

Preface to the fifth editionp. 9
A World of Difference: Introductionp. 15
A Universe Charged with the Grandeur of God: Christian Theismp. 25
The Clockwork Universe: Deismp. 47
The Silence of Finite Space: Naturalismp. 66
Zero Point: Nihilismp. 94
Beyond Nihilism: Existentialismp. 117
Journey to the East: Eastern Pantheistic Monismp. 144
A Separate Universe: The New Age-Spirituality Without Religionp. 166
The Vanished Horizon: Postmodernismp. 214
A View from the Middle East: Islamic Theismp. 244
The examined life: Conclusionp. 278
Indexp. 287
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