A leading evangelical anthropologist/missiologist provides students of intercultural ministry with an understanding of worldview and a strategy for effective, long-term ministry.
This book is a wonderful example of his stimulating thought. Everyone interested in communicating the gospel among today's multiplicity of cultures will want to listen to what Paul Hiebert says in this book.
Author: Paul G. Hiebert
Publisher: Baker Academic
Updated throughout and with three entirely new chapters, Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science, Second Edition furthers its reputation as the definitive introductory text on the historical developments and philosophical issues that inform our scientific view of the world around us. Represents an innovative introduction to the history and philosophy of science, designed especially for those coming to the subject for the first time Updated new edition features the addition of chapters focusing on scientific laws, evolutionary theory, and implications of evolution Covers the key historical developments and philosophical themes that have impacted our scientific view of the world around us Analyzes the transitions from the Aristotelian worldview to the Newtonian worldview to a new and currently developing worldview Explores challenges to the Western scientific worldview brought on by recent discoveries
This updated Second Edition continues its focus on fundamental conceptual issues, exploring the transition from the Aristotelian to Newtonian worldviews, and further considering the challenges to our Western worldview brought about by ...
Author: Richard DeWitt
In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his popular book, Brian Godawa guides you through the place of redemption in film, the tricks screenwriters use to communicate their messages, and the mental and spiritual discipline required for watching movies.
In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his popular book, Brian Godawa guides you through the place of redemption in film, the tricks screenwriters use to communicate their messages, and the mental and spiritual discipline ...
Author: Brian Godawa
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
This book offers a balanced, wide-ranging, and realistic approach to thefull range of worldviews, showing how, whether religious or secular, they define the human values that drive the engines of both continuity and change worldwide. It shows readers thedynamics of each tradition, and emphasizes that although the various traditions may all share similar aspects, they each assign varying levels ofimportance to specific areas. Explores the major religious traditions and secular ideologies (Marxism, nationalisms, scientific humanism) from six dimensions: experiential/emotional; narrative/mythic; doctrinal/philosophical; ethical/legal; ritual/practical; and social/organizational. For anyone interested in comparative worldviews, religious and secular.
To this end, this book examines all of the major forces of belief and feeling that influence our world.
Author: Ninian Smart
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the future of God,” one an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist. This remarkable book is the product of that serendipitous encounter and the contentious—but respectful—clash of worldviews that grew along with their friendship. In War of the Worldviews these two great thinkers battle over the cosmos, evolution and life, the human brain, and God, probing the fundamental questions that define the human experience. How did the universe emerge? What is the nature of time? What is life? Did Darwin go wrong? What makes us human? What is the connection between mind and brain? Is God an illusion? This extraordinary book will fascinate millions of readers of science and spirituality alike, as well as anyone who has ever asked themselves, What does it mean that I am alive?
Is God an illusion? This extraordinary book will fascinate millions of readers of science and spirituality alike, as well as anyone who has ever asked themselves, What does it mean that I am alive?
Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Gain a clearer picture of today's ever-changing events through the lens of five distinct worldviews. Find out what worldview you and your family and friends most closely identify with?
In this thought-provoking book, Dr. Denise Ames, educator and president of the nonprofit Center for Global Awareness, explores five worldviews: indigenous, modern, fundamentalist, globalized, and transformative.
Author: Denise Ames
"This [text] strives to be as inclusive as possible. It attempts to give voice to as wide a range as possible of the diverse sources of contemporary worldviews throughout the globe, Western and Eastern, Northern and Southern, women's and men's." -- Preface.
It attempts to give voice to as wide a range as possible of the diverse sources of contemporary worldviews throughout the globe, Western and Eastern, Northern and Southern, women's and men's." -- Preface.
Author: Richard C. Foltz
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
This volume reviews conceptual conflicts at the foundations of physics now and in the past century. The focus is on the conditions and consequences of Einstein’s pathbreaking achievements that sealed the decline of the classical notions of space, time, radiation, and matter, and resulted in the theory of relativity. Particular attention is paid to the implications of conceptual conflicts for scientific views of the world at large, thus providing the basis for a comparison of the demise of the mechanical worldview at the turn of the 20th century with the challenges presented by cosmology at the turn of the 21st century. Throughout the work, Einstein’s contributions are not seen in isolation but instead set into the wider intellectual context of dealing with the problem of gravitation in the twilight of classical physics; the investigation of the historical development is carried out with a number of epistemological questions in mind, concerning, in particular, the transformation process of knowledge associated with the changing worldviews of physics.
This volume reviews conceptual conflicts at the foundations of physics now and in the past century.
Author: Christoph Lehner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
As long as Christian liberal arts programs fail to engage the challenges to Christianity in the battle of ideas, they play a part in the continuing decline of the faith in the Western world. It is extremely dangerous to accept the "great" thinkers and writers uncritically, whether it be Karl Marx, Ralph Waldo Emerson, or Nathaniel Hawthorne. The great thinkers and the liberal arts programs have influenced millions of young people to abandon the Christian faith over the centuries. Every Christian student should be familiar with the ideas and the writings that have formed the modern world and that subsequently undermined the Christian foundations in the West. Young people must also be well-versed and well-equipped to engage in the battle of worldviews before they graduate from high school or college. That is why this curriculum is so desperately needed.
In contrast with other literature courses, this text is filled with relevant biblical references and truths that will equip the student to address the false worldviews contained in the “great” humanist works of this era.
Author: Kevin Swanson
Publisher: Master Books
Author: Glenn Richards Martin
Publisher: Triangle Publishing Company
"The study of worldviews marginalized by mainstream modernity is an eminently important undertaking. It helps us better recognise, cherish and keep the values of traditions and practices that exist. This is important, when the uniform vision of the world heaped on us from the medias, modernist political movements and ideologies, revealed itself as unreal and fake, rendering it evident that the modern utopia of enlightened rationality is just a delirious nightmare."--Arpad Szakolczai, Professor of Sociology, U. College Cork. ***This book fosters dialogue on critical problems faced by endangered indigenous cultures and marginalised communities. The ethos is collaborative and comparative describing the implications for global society of the destruction and impoverishment of human and ecological cultural diversity. (Series: Ethnology: Research and Science / Ethnologie: Forschung und Wissenschaft, Vol. 26) [Subject: Sociology, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Politics, Globalization, Cultural Studies]
This is important, when the uniform vision of the world heaped on us from the medias, modernist political movements and ideologies, revealed itself as unreal and fake, rendering it evident that the modern utopia of enlightened rationality ...
Author: Lidia Guzy
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Category: Social Science
This edited book explores languages and cultures (or linguacultures) from a translation perspective, resting on the assumption that they find expression as linguacultural worldviews. Specifically, it investigates how these worldviews emerge, how they are constructed, shaped and modified in and through translation, understood both as a process and a product. The book’s content progresses from general to specific: from the notions of worldview and translation, through a consideration of how worldviews are shaped in and through language, to a discussion of worldviews in translation, both in macro-scale and in specific details of language structure and use. The contributors to the volume are linguists, linguistic anthropologists, practising translators, and/or translation studies scholars, and the book will be of interest to scholars and students in any of these fields.
This edited book explores languages and cultures (or linguacultures) from a translation perspective, resting on the assumption that they find expression as linguacultural worldviews.
Author: Adam Głaz
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Social Science
Author Anthony Steinbronn examines the postmodern perspective that views the Christian church as only one of many brands in the ideological supermarket. He critiques the position that Christianity no longer has ultimate truth but must take its place alongside numerous other religions. How should Christians respond in this pluralistic age? Steinbronn advocates that we need to know how different religions view the world, humanity's reason for existence, sin and its consequences, and eternal life. Armed with this knowledge, Christians can communicate the truth of God's Word to a world searching for truth and meaning. The book examines : Buddhism; Confucianism; Hinduism; Islam; Tribalism; Modernity.
Among others , Steinbronn examines Buddhism and Tribalism , searching for their ultimate worldview . Armed with this knowledge , Christians can communi the ...
Author: Anthony J. Steinbronn
By revealing underlying assumptions that influence the field of psychology, The Hidden Worldviews of Psychology’s Theory, Research, and Practice challenges psychologists to reconsider the origins of ideas they may take as psychological truths. Worldviews, or the systems of assumptions that provide a framework for psychological thinking, have great influence on psychological theory, research, and practice. This book attempts to correct assumptions by describing the worldviews that have shaped psychological theory, practice, and research and demonstrating how taking worldviews into account can greatly advance psychology as a whole.
This book attempts to correct assumptions by describing the worldviews that have shaped psychological theory, practice, and research and demonstrating how taking worldviews into account can greatly advance psychology as a whole.
Author: Brent D. Slife
Those looking for a compendium of the major world views, written from a Christian perspective, need look no further. Comprehensive and readable, well organized and up to date, 'Worlds Apart' stands alone. After introducing the meaning and function of a world view, the authors explore the seven major world views of our day -- theism, atheism, pantheism, pantheism, deism, finite godism, and polytheism. They delineate the varieties within each view, analyze the beliefs of its major representatives, and outline and evaluate its basic tenets. The authors present the seven world views in such a way that one can compare and contrast these views. ÒIt is our hope,Ó they write, Òthat [readers] will carefully consider all the options and then decide, even if it means discarding the world view [they] now have.Ó In this revised edition the authors have updated the text and bibliography, rewritten several sections, and included suggested readings for each world view. Like the original edition, published in 1984, this volume contains a glossary of terms and an index of subjects and names.
Like the original edition, published in 1984, this volume contains a glossary of terms and an index of subjects and names.
Author: Norman L. Geisler
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Conceiving of Christianity as a "worldview" has been one of the most significant events in the church in the last 150 years. In this new book David Naugle provides the best discussion yet of the history and contemporary use of worldview as a totalizing approach to faith and life. This informative volume first locates the origin of worldview in the writings of Immanuel Kant and surveys the rapid proliferation of its use throughout the English-speaking world. Naugle then provides the first study ever undertaken of the insights of major Western philosophers on the subject of worldview and offers an original examination of the role this concept has played in the natural and social sciences. Finally, Naugle gives the concept biblical and theological grounding, exploring the unique ways that worldview has been used in the Evangelical, Orthodox, and Catholic traditions. This clear presentation of the concept of worldview will be valuable to a wide range of readers.
In this new book David Naugle provides the best discussion yet of the history and contemporary use of worldview as a totalizing approach to faith and life.
Author: David K. Naugle
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Over the past two decades, British artist Tony Foster has trekked across the world, capturing its changing faces in a series of heroic watercolors. Painting on-site, often under difficult circumstances, Foster creates works that are part artistic vision and part naturalist observation. The rain forests of Costa Rica, the volcanic island of Montserrat, Bolivia's mile-high lakes, the slopes of the Sierra Nevada and the Cascade mountain ranges, and the scorching desert of Death Valley have all been subjects of his explorations. Foster's work is a mix of landscape painting and written notation, often enlivened with sketches of flora and fauna or the occasional found object.
Author: Tony Foster
The world is full of many people--more than 7.5 billion, in fact. They speak different languages, wear different clothes, eat different foods, and live in homes that often look very different from ours. Scripture tells us that this beautiful diversity reflects God's creativity and love for humanity, and that He has placed each person within the context of their individual culture, "so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any one of us" (Acts 17:27). As children grow and explore the world around them, they will encounter people with beliefs and practices that may seem strange and foreign. As they learn to follow Jesus, they will also discover that He calls us to love our neighbor--whether he or she is next door or on the other side of the world. Loving our neighbors means both seeking to understand what they believe, as well as sharing with them what we believe. This privilege is not exclusive to missionaries. It's something we are all called to do--whether in the coffee shop, at our workplace, or even on the playground. Developed as a partnership between Pioneers, a global missions agency, and Sonlight, a homeschool curriculum company, WorldViews is an engaging, interactive introduction to the five major religous blocs in the world today. Arranged around the acronym "THUMB" (Tribal, Hindu, Unreligious, Tribal, Muslim, Buddhist), WorldViews uses videos, crafts, activities, recipes and other interactive tools to help parents teach their children about global religions. Children will develop a biblical perspective on other faiths and learn about God's love for all the peoples of the world. They will better understand the beliefs and practices of other religions and be equipped to share what they believe with sensitivity and conviction. This resource is to be used alongside videos and other resources available at World-Views.com.
Developed as a partnership between Pioneers, a global missions agency, and Sonlight, a homeschool curriculum company, WorldViews is an engaging, interactive introduction to the five major religous blocs in the world today.
Author: Sarah Lewis
Publisher: Bottomline Media
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
CANIS LUPUS COSMOPOLIS : WOLVES IN A COSMOPOLITAN WORLDVIEW William S. Lynn ... These worldviews pull nature and culture into a common orbit of ethical ...
Category: Developing countries
Your view of God determines your view of the world.You hold in your hands a landmark guide to understanding the ideas and forces shaping our times. Understanding the Times offers a fascinating, comprehensive look at the how the tenets of the Christian worldview compares with the five major competing worldviews of our day: Islam, Secular Humanism, Marxism, New Age, and Postmodernism. Understanding the Times is a systematic way to understand the ideas that rule our world. While the material is expansive, the engaging, easy-to-understand writing style invites you to discover the truths of God – and our world. This classic should be on the shelf of every Christian home, on the desk of every pastor, and in the hands of every Christian student headed off to college.
Understanding the Times offers a fascinating, comprehensive look at the how the tenets of the Christian worldview compares with the five major competing worldviews of our day: Islam, Secular Humanism, Marxism, New Age, and Postmodernism.
Author: Jeff Myers
Publisher: David C Cook