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World Views: What is True?

Building a Foundation

Jerry Solomon

  1. James W. Sire, The Universe Next Door (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 1976),17.
  2. 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..
  3. 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.

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