JAMES W SIRE
Title: The universe next door: A basic world view catalog
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Good
Publisher: InterVarsity Press January 1976
087784772X / 9780877847724
Seller ID: 93988
A catalog must categorize, despite the dangers of oversimplification. Sire's Worldview Catalog necessarily risks doing so -- most of us live and move and are occupied by a jumble of inconsistent or mutually contradictory ideas and tendencies -- but it remains, after ia quarter century, a valuable guide for those desiring to discern the fundamental approaches to interpreting existence in the modern intellectual world. These approaches include: Christian Theism, Deism, Naturalism, Nihilism, Existentialism, Eastern Pantheistic Monism, the New Age, and Postmodernism. Sire's concluding chapter, ''The Examined Life,'' which could function as a prolegomenon to his Habits of the Mind, includes a cautionary word of humility in forming a worldview of our own. We might add (with the help of St. John of Damascus): shaping a worldview is necessary but subsidiary to ourselves ''being reshaped in that pristine beauty'' by the One who shapes the world. Tight, square copy, some underlining in text and stains to front foredge, very light cover wear. Original 1976 edition.