By James W. Sire
Voted considered one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the 12 months! For greater than thirty years, The Universe subsequent Door has set the normal for a transparent, readable advent to worldviews. during this new 5th variation James Sire deals extra student-friendly good points to his concise, simply understood introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, jap monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. incorporated during this elevated layout are a brand new bankruptcy on Islam and informative sidebars all through. The ebook maintains to construct on Sire's sophisticated definition of worldviews from the fourth variation and contains different updates in addition, preserving this common textual content clean and necessary. In an international of ever-increasing range, The Universe subsequent Door bargains a different source for realizing the diversity of worldviews that compete with Christianity for the allegiance of minds and hearts. The Universe subsequent Door has been translated into over a dozen languages and has been used as a textual content at over 100 schools and universities in classes starting from apologetics and international religions to background and English literature. Sire's Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept presents an invaluable significant other quantity for these needing a closer dialogue of the character of a worldview.
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