The Universe Next Door (Large Print 16pt)

Author: James W. Sire

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459611144

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

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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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The Universe Next Door

A Basic Worldview Catalog: Easyread Edition

Author: James W. Sire

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442966203

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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With over a quarter million copies in print in three editions, The Universe Next Door has established itself as the premier textbook on worldviews. In clear, readable prose, James W. Sire explains the basics of Christian theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern pantheistic monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. In an increasingly pluralistic academic environment, the ability to understand and evaluate various worldviews is vitally important.
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The Universe Next Door

A Basic Worldview Catalog: Fourth Edition: Easyread Large Edition

Author: James W. Sire

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442967676

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

View: 8852

In the fifth edition of his classic work, Sire offers additional student-friendly features to his introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, New Age philosophy, and postmodernism.
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Naming the Elephant

Worldview as a Concept

Author: James W. Sire

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830897224

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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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.
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Habits of the Mind

Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling

Author: James W. Sire

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830879579

Category: Religion

Page: 263

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A Christianity Today Book of the Year! What is an intellectual? How can you learn to think well? What does it mean to love God with your mind? Can the intellectual life be a legitimate Christian calling? Is the intellectual life your calling? James Sire brings wit and wisdom to bear on these questions and their possible answers. And he offers an unusual "insider's view" of learning how to think well for the glory of God and for the sake of his kingdom. In Habits of the Mind Sire challenges you to avoid one of the greatest pitfalls of intellectual life--by resisting the temptation to separate being from knowing. He shows you how to cultivate intellectual virtues and disciplines--habits of mind--that will strengthen you in pursuit of your calling. And he offers assurance that intellectual life can be a true calling for Christians: because Jesus was the smartest man who ever lived, Sire argues, you can and should accept the challenge to think as well as you are able.
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Discipleship of the Mind

Author: James W. Sire

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780877849858

Category: Religion

Page: 249

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Shows ways to develop a Christian world-view and to apply it to ethical issues and the study of academic disciplines
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Why Good Arguments Often Fail

Making a More Persuasive Case for Christ

Author: James W. Sire

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830833818

Category: Religion

Page: 205

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With wisdom borne of both formal and informal experience, the author offers practical insight into making a more persuasive case for Christ. He includes an annotated bibliography of resources for framing effective arguments.
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Shaping a Christian Worldview

The Foundation of Christian Higher Education

Author: David S. Dockery,Gregory Alan Thornbury

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433670720

Category: Religion

Page: 446

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Shaping a Christian Worldview presents a collection of essays that address the key issues facing the future of Christian higher education. With contributions from key players in the field, this book addresses the critical issues for Christian institutions of various traditions as the new century begins to leave its indelible mark on education.
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Rethinking Worldview

Learning to Think, Live, and Speak in This World

Author: J. Mark Bertrand

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433520842

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Everyone has a worldview. How did we get it? How is it formed? Is it possible by persuasion and logic to change one's worldview? In Rethinking Worldview, writer and worldview teacher J. Mark Bertrand has a threefold aim. First, he seeks to capture a more complex, nuanced appreciation of what worldviews really are. Then he situates worldviews in the larger context of a lived faith. Finally, he explores the organic connections between worldview and wisdom and how they are expressed in witness. Bertrand's work reads like a conversation, peppered with anecdotes and thought-provoking questions that push readers to continue thinking and talking long after they have put the book down. Thoughtful readers interested in theology, philosophy, and culture will be motivated to rethink their own perspectives on the nature of reality, as well as to rethink the concept of worldviews itself.
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Worldview

The History of a Concept

Author: David K. Naugle Jr.

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780802847614

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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Conceiving of Christianity as a "worldview" has been one of the most significant events in the church in the last 150 years. In this new book David Naugle provides the best discussion yet of the history and contemporary use of worldview as a totalizing approach to faith and life. This informative volume first locates the origin of worldview in the writings of Immanuel Kant and surveys the rapid proliferation of its use throughout the English-speaking world. Naugle then provides the first study ever undertaken of the insights of major Western philosophers on the subject of worldview and offers an original examination of the role this concept has played in the natural and social sciences. Finally, Naugle gives the concept biblical and theological grounding, exploring the unique ways that worldview has been used in the Evangelical, Orthodox, and Catholic traditions. This clear presentation of the concept of worldview will be valuable to a wide range of readers.
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New Testament Theology

An Introduction

Author: James D. G. Dunn

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426719884

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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In this volume in the Library of Biblical Theology series, James D.G. Dunn ranges widely across the literature of the New Testament to describe the essential elements of the early church’s belief and practice. Eschatology, grace, law and gospel, discipleship, Israel and the church, faith and works, and most especially incarnation, atonement, and resurrection; Dunn places these and other themes in conversation with the contemporary church’s work of understanding its faith and life in relation to God’s self-revelation in Jesus Christ.
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How to Read Slowly

Reading for Comprehension

Author: James W. Sire

Publisher: Shaw Books

ISBN: 0307768902

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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Established in 1968, the Wheaton Literary Series provides insightful books for the thoughtful reader, inspiring imagination, and reflection. These beautifully produced volumes feature prose and poetry of high literary, academic, and artistic merit, written by and about Christian artists of significant stature.
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Deepest Differences

A Christian-atheist Dialogue: Easyread Large Edition

Author: James W. Sire

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 144299228X

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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If you're looking for clear-cut answers to difcult questions about God-or for your guy to score a quick knock-out of a toughened sparring partner-then this book is not for you. But if you're open to an authentic, no-holds barred, respectful dialogue about one of life's most important issues, then take up and read. There are no straw men here. Sparked by a chance meeting between two book-club acquaintances and their discussion of Kurt Vonnegut's obituary, this dialogue between long-time Christian Jim Sire and forthright atheist Carl Peraino developed through extended email exchanges exploring minds and brains, science and morality, faith and reason, God and violence, doubt and rhetoric. You'll find much to ponder, weigh and explore in this lively, down-to-earth book. A study guide is included for any who wish to delve deeper into any of the issues raised. 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. His interVarsity Press books include The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept and Why Good Arguments Often Fail.
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Wesleyan Essentials in a Multicultural Society

Author: Ted A. Campbell,Michael T. Burns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780687039944

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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Helps users understand United Methodist beliefs and tradition and what it means to function as a Christian in the context of a multi-cultural society. Thirteen sessions explore the Wesleyan essentials of original sin, the saving work of Christ, atonement, resurrection, salvation by grace through faith, trinity, prevenient grace, sanctifying grace, doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and living a transformed life.
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Called to Care

A Christian Worldview for Nursing

Author: Judith Allen Shelly,Arlene B. Miller

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830874668

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Nursing keeps changing. The role of the nurse grew out of a Christian understanding of the human person as created in the image of God, and viewed the body as a living unity and the "temple of the Holy Spirit" (1 Cor 6:19). Contemporary nursing, however, is increasingly characterized by a diminished understanding of personhood. The impact on patient care has proven confusing and discouraging to many nurses. In the newly revised and expanded Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing, Judith Allen Shelly and Arlene B. Miller define nursing for today based on a historically and theologically grounded understanding of the nurse's call: Nursing is a ministry of compassionate care for the whole person, in response to God's grace toward a sinful world, which aims to foster optimum health (shalom) and bring comfort in suffering and death for anyone in need. Called to Care asserts that nursing is a vocation, giving nurses a framework for understanding their mission and living out their calling: service to God through caring for others.
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Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?

Author: James W. Sire

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830877768

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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A Christianity Today 1995 Books of the Year Finalist! Believing. Most of us take it for granted. We just do it--whether it's trusting that the sun will come up tomorrow, that the lunch we are about to eat is not poisoned or that our religious beliefs are not ill-founded. But why should we believe any of these things? Why should anyone believe anything at all? With insight and humor, James W. Sire examines the reasons people give for believing what they do and suggests what are truly satisfying and compelling reasons for belief. He then turns to the question of a specific belief--namely, belief that the Christian faith is true. Sire tackles both the best reason for belief in Christianity (the identity of Jesus ) and the chief reason against it. (the problem of evil). And he responds to these issues personally and philosophically. Here is a book to challenge the skeptic and reassure the doubter in us all.
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The Universe Next Door

A Journey through 55 Alternative Realities, Parallel Worlds and Possible Futures

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1473658683

Category: Science

Page: 272

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A journey through 55 alternative realities, parallel worlds and possible futures. It's lucky you're here. But for a series of incredible coincidences and roads not taken, your life could be very different. The same goes for reality. We live in just one of many possible worlds. In others, dinosaurs still rule the Earth, the Russians got to the Moon first, time flows backwards and everyone is vegetarian. And that's just for starters. What if the laws of physics were different? If we really did live in a multiverse? If robots became smarter than us? If humans were wiped off the face of the planet? Join New Scientist on a thrilling journey through these and dozens of other incredible but perfectly possible alternative realities, thought experiments and counterfactual histories -each shining a surprising and unexpected spotlight on life as we know it.
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The Spiritual Wisdom of Anthony de Mello

Author: Anthony de Mello

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849619052

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Page: 144

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Anthony de Mello was a Jesuit priest from India. He fuses spiritual ideas from many religions in a way that makes them accessible to readers. This book is in the form of a lecture at a retreat and it deals with the notion that we walk through life in a kind of sleep that prevents us from achieving a real connection to God and to ourselves. This book contains the following lectures: On Waking Up Will I Be Of Help To You? On The Proper Kind Of Selfishness On Wanting Happiness Are We Talking About Psychology In This Spirituality Course? Neither Is Renunciation The Solution Listen And Unlearn What's On Your Mind? Good Bad Or Lucky Our Illusion About Others Self-Observation Awareness Without Evaluating Everything The Illusion Of Rewards Finding Yourself Stripping Down To The 'I' Negative Feelings Toward Others On Dependence How Happiness Happens Fear The Root Of Violence Awareness And Contact With Reality Good Religion -The Antithesis Of Unawareness Labels Obstacles To Happiness Four Steps To Wisdom All's Right With The World Sleepwalking Change As Greed A Changed Person Arriving At Silence Losing The Rat Race Permanent Worth Desire, Not Preference Clinging To Illusion Hugging Memories Getting Concrete At A Loss For Words Cultural Conditioning Filtered Reality Detachment Addictive Love More Words Hidden Agendas Giving In Assorted Landmines The Death Of Me Insight And Understanding Not Pushing It Getting Real Assorted Images Saying Nothing About Love Losing Control Listening To Life The End Of Analysis Dead Ahead The Land Of Love
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Chris Chrisman Goes to College

And Faces the Challenges of Relativism, Individualism and Pluralism

Author: James W. Sire

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830816569

Category: Religion

Page: 155

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The author weaves the story of Chris Chrisman's freshman year with chapters on individualism, privatization, relativism, and pluralism, helping readers think through the tangle which confronts Christians and non-Christians alike on the university campus.
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Against the Gods

The Polemical Theology of the Old Testament

Author: John D. Currid

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 1433531836

Category: Religion

Page: 153

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Did the writers of Scripture borrow ideas from their cultural neighbors? What is the relationship between the Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern mythology? Currid examines the evidence, arguing that the Old Testament is highly polemical as he stresses differentiation over continuity.
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