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For more than thirty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In this new fifth edition James Sire offers additional student-friendly features to his concise, easily understood introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. Included in this expanded format are a new chapter on Islam and informative sidebars throughout.The book continues to build on Sire's refined definition of worldviews from the fourth edition and includes other updates as well, keeping this standard text fresh and useful. In a world of ever-increasing diversity, The Universe Next Door offers a unique resource for understanding the variety of worldviews that compete with Christianity for the allegiance of minds and hearts. The Universe Next Door has been translated into over a dozen languages and has been used as a text at over one hundred colleges and universities in courses ranging from apologetics and world religions to history and English literature. Sire's Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept provides a useful companion volume for those desiring a more in-depth discussion of the nature of a worldview.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: James W. Sire
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Release: 2011-01-01
File: 560 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781459611146

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In the fifth edition of his classic work, Sire offers additional student-friendly features to his introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, New Age philosophy, and postmodernism.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: James W. Sire
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Release: 2009-05
File: 440 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781442967670

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For more than thirty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for an introduction to worldviews. In this fifth edition James Sire offers concise and clear introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. Features a new chapter on Islam.

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Genre: Religion
Author: James W. Sire
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release: 2009-08-20
File: 293 Pages
ISBN-13: 0830877428

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When The Universe Next Door was first introduced more than twenty 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. The second edition was updated and expanded to include sections on Marxism and secular humanism, as well as a completely reworked chapter on what is now known as New Age philosophy rather than new consciousness.

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Genre: Apologetics
Author: James W. Sire
Publisher:
Release: 1997
File: 237 Pages
ISBN-13: 0851111882

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For more than forty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for an introduction to worldviews. This sixth edition uses James Sire's widely influential model of eight basic worldview questions to examine prominent worldviews that have shaped the Western world, critiquing each worldview within its own frame of reference and in comparison to others.

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Genre: Religion
Author: James W. Sire
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release: 2020-08-04
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780830849390

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Provides insights into the future of technology, covering such topics as time travel, immortality, and the fifth dimension.

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Genre: Science
Author: Marcus Chown
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2002
File: 191 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015054117364

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A journey through 55 alternative realities, parallel worlds and possible futures. It's lucky you're here. But for a series of incredible coincidences and roads not taken, your life could be very different. The same goes for reality. We live in just one of many possible worlds. In others, dinosaurs still rule the Earth, the Russians got to the Moon first, time flows backwards and everyone is vegetarian. And that's just for starters. What if the laws of physics were different? If we really did live in a multiverse? If robots became smarter than us? If humans were wiped off the face of the planet? Join New Scientist on a thrilling journey through these and dozens of other incredible but perfectly possible alternative realities, thought experiments and counterfactual histories -each shining a surprising and unexpected spotlight on life as we know it.

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Genre: Science
Author: New Scientist
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
Release: 2017-11-07
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781473658684

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In this companion volume to The Universe Next Door, James W. Sire offers his refined definition of a worldview and addresses key questions about the history of worldview thinking, the existential and intellectual formation of worldviews, the public and private dimensions of worldviews and how worldview thinking can help us navigate an increasingly pluralistic universe.

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Genre: Religion
Author: James W. Sire
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release: 2004-05-06
File: 163 Pages
ISBN-13: 083082779X

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The sequel to the cult classic The Illuminatus! Trilogy, this is an epic fantasy that offers a twisted look at our modern-day world--a reality that exists in another dimension of time and space that may be closer than we think.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Robert A. Wilson
Publisher: Dell
Release: 2009-10-21
File: 560 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307573933

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A Christianity Today 1995 Books of the Year Finalist! Believing. Most of us take it for granted. We just do it--whether it's trusting that the sun will come up tomorrow, that the lunch we are about to eat is not poisoned or that our religious beliefs are not ill-founded. But why should we believe any of these things? Why should anyone believe anything at all? With insight and humor, James W. Sire examines the reasons people give for believing what they do and suggests what are truly satisfying and compelling reasons for belief. He then turns to the question of a specific belief--namely, belief that the Christian faith is true. Sire tackles both the best reason for belief in Christianity (the identity of Jesus ) and the chief reason against it. (the problem of evil). And he responds to these issues personally and philosophically. Here is a book to challenge the skeptic and reassure the doubter in us all.

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Genre: Religion
Author: James W. Sire
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release: 2010-07-17
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0830877762

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