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The universe next door: a basic worldview catalog

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    • Publication Information:
      Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, c2009. 5th ed.
    • Publication Date:
      2009
    • Abstract:
      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. - Publisher.
    • Contents Note:
      Preface to the fifth 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--spirituality without religion -- The vanished horizon : postmodernism -- A view from the Middle East : Islamic theism -- The examined life : conclusion.
    • Accession Number:
      ocn424558138
    • ISBN:
      978-0-8308-3850-9
      978-1-84474-420-6
      0-8308-3850-3
      1-84474-420-5
    • Rights:
      This record is part of the Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset, which is provided by the Harvard Library under its Bibliographic Dataset Use Terms and includes data made available by, among others, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and the Library of Congress.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • Accession Number:
      edshlc.012246968.2