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Worldviews In Conflict

Author : Ronald H. Nash
ISBN : 9780310877226
Genre : Religion
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This world is a battlefield in the arena of ideas. The prize is the heart and mind of humankind. In this book, Ronald Nash outlines the Christian way of looking at God, self, and the world. He holds that worldview up against the tests of reason, logic, and experience, particularly discussing the problems of evil and the alleged "nonsense" of the historic Christian doctrines and of Jesus' incarnation and resurrection. He finds the Christian worldview sound and urges Christians to equip themselves intellectually to defend the faith on that battlefield. He particularly hits the attractions to our generation of naturalism and the New Age movement, pointing out their weaknesses and pitfalls as well as those of older worldviews. "Christian theism," he writes, "is a system that commends itself to the whole person"; but he stresses that a great difference exists between "belief that" and "belief in."
Category: Religion

Worldviews In Conflict

Author : Kevin Swanson
ISBN : 0996171916
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion

World Views In Conflict

Author : Edmonton Public Schools
ISBN : 1553781473
Genre : Aztecs
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The New Age Movement And The Biblical Worldview

Author : John P. Newport
ISBN : 0802844308
Genre : Religion
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John Newport delivers a comprehensive study of the impact of New Age beliefs on contemporary culture - and on Christianity itself - while also offering an effective, biblical antidote to today's worldview crisis. After first surveying the historical development of the New Age worldview, from ancient times through important tendencies in nineteenth-century America to recent Far Eastern influences, Newport explores in depth eleven key areas of the New Age worldview and contrasts each area of belief with the traditional biblical worldview.
Category: Religion

How Now Shall We Live

Author : Charles Colson
ISBN : 1414322429
Genre : Religion
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2000 Gold Medallion Award winner! Christianity is more than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is also a worldview that not only answers life's basic questions—Where did we come from, and who are we? What has gone wrong with the world? What can we do to fix it?—but also shows us how we should live as a result of those answers. How Now Shall We Live? gives Christians the understanding, the confidence, and the tools to confront the world's bankrupt worldviews and to restore and redeem every aspect of contemporary culture: family, education, ethics, work, law, politics, science, art, music. This book will change every Christian who reads it. It will change the church in the new millennium.
Category: Religion

Genetic Engineering

Author : Timothy J. Demy
ISBN : 0825495563
Genre : Religion
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Genetics is currently at the forefront of scientific research and discussed almost daily in the media. The possibilities for good and bad applications of this research are enormous and cannot be properly advanced without a Christian response. This cutting-edge book presents the legal, scientific, medical, and theological perspectives of genetic engineering based on a Christian worldview.
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Author : David K. Naugle
ISBN : 0802847617
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion

Learning Lessons From Waco

Author : Jayne Seminare Docherty
ISBN : 0815627769
Genre : Political Science
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Heated debates about "what really happened in Waco" are a recurring public drama. Yet, little or no attention has been given to the work of the negotiators who talked with the Branch Davidians. In this important book, Jayne Seminare Docherty utilizes largely unexplored sources of data to explain why fifty-one days of negotiations by federal officials failed to get all of the Branch Davidians to exit the compound. Learning Lessons from Waco applies a theory of worldview conflicts to the more than 12,000 pages of the negotiation transcripts from Waco. Through perceptive analysis of the situation, Docherty offers a fresh perspective on the activities of law enforcement agents. She shows how the Waco conflict resulted from a collision of two distinct worldviews—the FBI's and the Davidians'—and their divergent notions of reality. By exploring the failures of the negotiations, she also urges a better understanding of encounters between rising religious movements and dominant social institutions. Finally, the resulting model is applicable to other conflict resolution processes such as mediation and facilitated problem solving.
Category: Political Science

Religion And Scientific Naturalism

Author : David Ray Griffin
ISBN : 0791445631
Genre : Science
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Articulates a metaphysical position capable of rendering both science and religious experience simultaneously and mutually intelligible.
Category: Science

Foundations Of Christian Thought

Author : Mark P. Cosgrove
ISBN : 9780825495472
Genre : Religion
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Written by a veteran Christian educator, this readable book describes the relationship between the Christian faith and the world of learning by looking at the five modern worldviews competing with Christian theism.
Category: Religion

World Religions Through A Christian Worldview

Author : Pat Zukeran
ISBN : 9781606470688
Genre : Religion
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Do Jews, Muslims, and Christians worship the same God? Should Christians participate in Yoga or the martial arts? Christians today are constantly interacting with individuals, concepts, and practices from the world's religions. To be an effective witness and avoid embracing false ideas, it is essential for Christians to understand and evaluate the various religions from a biblical perspective. This book is designed to equip Christians for that task. Section one gives an overview of the major religions followed by a biblical critique. Section two presents an overview and biblical critique of popular religious ideas and practices such as alternative medicine, martial arts, and yoga. Section three addresses the challenges of religious pluralism and presents the author's defense for the unique and exclusive truth of Christianity. This is a needed resource for all who want to be an effective witness for Christ in a pluralistic world. "This is a handy, helpful handbook for witnessing to unbelievers from various and sundry religious perspectives." Dr. Norman Geisler, Christian scholar, apologist, author and founder of Southern Evangelical Seminary. "World Religions Through a Christian Worldview offers another excellent resource for learning about the beliefs of various religious groups and how they compare with the Bible. It will be helpful for Christians who want to understand and witness to members of these groups. Non-Christian readers will learn why Christianity is different from other religious claims." John Ankerberg, Author and Host of "The John Ankerberg Show" Patrick Zukeran earned a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Doctorate of Ministry from Southern Evangelical Seminary and serves on staff with Probe Ministries. He is a researcher, author, radio talk show host, and a national and international speaker on apologetics. For more information visit: and
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Science Worldviews And Education

Author : Michael Matthews
ISBN : 9789048127795
Genre : Science
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This book has its origins in a special issue of the journal Science & Education (Volume 18 Numbers 6–7, 2009). The essay by Costas Skordoulis – ‘Science and Worldviews in the Marxist Tradition’ – did not appear in that special issue due to a mistake in production scheduling. It was published in an earlier issue of the journal (Volume 17 Number 6, 2008), but has been included in this book version of the special issue. As explained in the Introduction, the catalyst for the journal special issue was the essay on ‘Science, Worldviews and Education’ submitted to the journal by Hugh G. Gauch Jr. This was circulated to the other contributors who were asked to write their own contribution in the light of the arguments and literature contained in the paper. Hugh made brief ‘Responses and Clari?cations’ after the papers were written. However the Tanis Edis article on Islam and my own article on Priestley were processed too late to bene?t from Hugh’s appraisal. The journal is associated with the International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Group which was formed in 1987. The group stages biennial international conferences and occasional regional conferences (details can be found at www. ihpst. org). The group, though the journal, conferences, and its electronic newsletter (at www. ihpst.
Category: Science

Worldview Skills

Author : Jessie Sutherland
ISBN : 0973698829
Genre : Arbitration and award
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Reason And Worldviews

Author : Owen Anderson
ISBN : 0761840389
Genre : Philosophy
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Treachery has a price, in the mesmerizing new thriller from the New York Times-bestselling writer.With his latest novels, Jack Higgins has showed himself "on top of his game" (Publishers Weekly), his books infused with "a timely edginess [that] pulls you along like the surprisingly strong current of the Thames River" (Associated Press). The Judas Gate is just as timely -- and just as surprising.A disturbing audiotape has made its way to General Charles Ferguson, adviser to the Prime Minister, and from him to the President of the United States: battlefield chatter from an ambush in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in which twelve U.S. Army Rangers and a British medical team died. Most of the Taliban voices are Afghan, but not all of them -- shockingly, some of them are British, and one in particular, the voice of the commander, bears an Irish accent.The idea that one of their own could be responsible for such a massacre is appalling, and Ferguson immediately puts Sean Dillon in charge of hunting the traitor down. But Dillon has his own way of doing things and, he will eventually discover, so does his quarry. Not only will Dillon be going to war -- the war will be coming to him.Filled with suspense, driven by characters of complexity and passion, The Judas Gate is an unforgettable novel by the man "who has produced some of the best suspense fiction of the past fifty years" (The San Diego Union-Tribune).
Category: Philosophy

Dragon Ball Z It S Over 9 000 When Worldviews Collide

Author : Derek Padula
ISBN : 9780983120520
Genre : Social Science
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The Dragon Ball Z internet phenomenon known as Over 9,000! went viral with over 7 million views on Youtube in the late 2000s. This e-book will explain the meaning behind Over 9,000 and its significant pop cultural implications in mass media, and the deeper insights into what made the Dragon Ball series so epic.
Category: Social Science

The Founders The Constitution And Public Administration

Author : Michael W. Spicer
ISBN : 1589018729
Genre : Political Science
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Viewed alternately as an obstacle to justice, an impediment to efficient government, and a tool by which some groups gain benefits and privileges at the expense of others, public administration threatens to become the whipping boy of American government. In this innovative look at the nation's bureaucracy, Michael W. Spicer revisits the values of the Constitution in order to reconcile the administrative state to its many critics. Drawing on political and social philosophy, Spicer argues that there is a fundamental philosophical conflict over the role of reason in society between writers in public administration and the designers of the American Constitution. This examination of worldviews illuminates the problem that American government faces in trying to ground a legitimate public administration in the Constitution. Defending and developing the Founders' idea that political power, whatever its source, must be checked, he critically examines existing ideas about the role of public administration in American governance and offers an alternative vision of public administration more in line with the Founders' constitutional design. This book will provide fresh insights for anyone interested in the role of public administration in the United States today.
Category: Political Science

Strategic Ambiguities

Author : Eric M. Eisenberg
ISBN : 9781452238647
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Strategic Ambiguities: Essays on Communication, Organization, and Identity is a provocative journey through the development of a new aesthetics of communication that rejects all fundamentalisms and embraces a contingent world-view. Author Eric M. Eisenberg both collects and reflects on over two decades of his writing to provide important personal, historical, and theoretical context.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Spectrum Of Worldviews

Author : Hendrik M. Vroom
ISBN : 9042020466
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is an introduction to philosophy of religion from the perspective of a religiously pluralistic culture. It explores how comparative theology and philosophy of religion can move beyond the dead-end roads of relativism and exclusivism.
Category: Philosophy

Toleration In Political Conflict

Author : Glen Newey
ISBN : 9781107471122
Genre : Political Science
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Political disputes over toleration are endemic, while toleration as a political value seems opposed to those of civic equality, neutrality and sometimes democracy. Toleration in Political Conflict sets out to understand toleration as both politically awkward and indispensable. The book exposes the incoherence of Rawlsian reasonable pluralist justifications of toleration, and shows that toleration cannot be fully reconciled with liberal political values. While raison d'état concerns very often overshadow debates over toleration, these debates – for example about terrorism – need not be framed as a conflict between toleration and security. Framing them in this way tends to obscure objectionable behaviour by tolerators themselves, and their reliance on asymmetric power. Glen Newey concludes by sketching a picture of politics as dependent on free speech which, he argues, is entailed by the demands of free association. That in turn suggests that questions of toleration are inescapable within the conditions of politics itself.
Category: Political Science

Understanding World Religions

Author : David Whitten Smith
ISBN : 0742550559
Genre : Religion
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Understanding World Religions studies major worldviews in relation to justice and peace: Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Marxist, and Native American. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is given as a case study for how worldviews impact justice and peace. Further chapters explore Christian social teaching, liberation theologies, active nonviolence, and just war theory.
Category: Religion