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World Views: What is True?
Building a Foundation
James W. Sire, The Universe Next Door (Downers Grove,
Ill.: InterVarsity, 1976),17.
Paul Kurtz, ed., Humanist Manifestos, I and 11 (Buffalo,
N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1973). The quotes marked I & 11 in this section
are from Humanist Manifestos, I and II..
Also see the outline on Political Correctness and
Postmodernism in this notebook.
For Further Reading
- Blamires, Harry. The Christian Mind: How Should a Christian
Think? Ann Arbor, Mich.: Servant, 1963.
- One of the earliest books to
deal with the subject of the Christian mind. A call for thinking Christianly
about every area of life by developing a Christian world view.
- Clark, Gordon H. A Christian View of Men and Things.
Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1951.
- A Christian rationalist's presentation
of how to think about life from a world view perspective. Although an older
book, it still addresses many important issues for Christians to consider.
- Geisler, Norman L., and William D. Watkins. Worlds
Apart: A Handbook on World Views. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 1989.
- Introduces and analyzes seven different world views: theism, atheism, pantheism,
panentheism, deism, finite godism, and polytheism.
- Guinness, Os. The Gravedigger File. Downers Grove,
Ill.: lnterVarsity, 1983.
- An engaging book written in the style of The
Screwtape Letters. Explains and applies three sociological forces in our
society: pluralization, secularization, and privatization.
- Holmes, Arthur F. All Truth is God's Truth. Grand
Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1977.
- Deals with the unbiblical dichotomy between
sacred and secular dimensions of life. Shows how biblical Christianity
provides the unity for all of life and every field of knowledge.
- Kuyper, Abraham. Lectures on Calvinism. Grand Rapids,
Mich.: Eerdmans, 1931.
- A classic exposition of Reformed theology applied
to world views. More academic and esoteric than the other books listed.
- Schlossberg, Herbert. Idols for Destruction. Nashville,
Tenn.: Thomas Nelson, 1983.
- A lengthy and academic presentation of various
ideas and philosophies that have had a devastating impact on American society.
Shows how these ideologies have become idols in our society.
- Schlossberg, Herbert, and Marvin Olasky. Turning Point:
A Christian Worldview Declaration. Westchester, Ill.: Crossway, 1987.
- The introductory book in the Turning Point series published by Crossway
Books and underwritten by the Fieldstead Institute. An exhortation for
Christians to stand up for a Christian world view in society.
- Sire, James W. The Universe Next Door. 3d ed. Downers
Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 1997.
- Surveys and critiques various world views:
theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism, existentialism, pantheism, the New
Age, and postmodernism. One of the best books to have on your shelf.