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Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalogue | [James W. Sire]

Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalogue

When The Universe Next Door was first introduced nearly 30 years ago, it set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In concise, easily understood prose, James W. Sire explained the basics of theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, and the new consciousness.
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When The Universe Next Door was first introduced nearly 30 years ago, it set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews.

In concise, easily understood prose, James W. Sire explained the basics of theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, and the new consciousness. This has been translated into several languages and used as a text at over one hundred colleges and universities in courses ranging from apologetics and world religions to history and English literature.

©2004 James W. Sire; (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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    Mark Frisco, TX, USA 12-17-09
    Mark Frisco, TX, USA 12-17-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Apologetics Not Broad Overview"

    I got this book expecting a more general treatment of the worldviews presented. Be warned, this is NOT an even-handed text - it is Christian apologetics. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with apologetic books (the book I had listened to just prior was CS Lewis' "Mere Christianity"), but I was given the impression that this text was a general overview instead. Given that perception going in, I was disappointed.

    The book starts presenting "Theism" - Christianity. The author dismisses other theistic systems such as Judaism or Islam due to his lack of background, so Christianity is the only example of theism presented. The presentation of Christianity does not deal with any of the challenges of Christianity - it presents it as if it were true. That would be fine if the rest of the systems equally, but it does not.

    The rest of the systems presented (Deism, Naturalism, etc.) are first presented as their basic components. Once that's done, the problems of any of those systems are then referred back to how "Theism" (again, Christianity exclusively) addresses that problem.

    For an apologetics book, this book does well. It presents positive arguments for Christianity, and how it answers other systems problems. If you want an easy-to-listen to book on apologetics, this is an excellent book. My rating, however, is based not on this aspect, but on the expectation I was given about this book as a general overview.

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    "A great place to begin"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend. Sire presented a basic worldview analysis that was understandable, but excluded complex issues. I do not believe the exclusions of complex topics took away from the validity of the book, however made it easier to comprehend to beginners on the subject matter. The book is not an end all in itself, but a beginning to exploring worldview.


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