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Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False
Thomas Nagel

Oxford University Press, USA, 2012

The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind, argues philosopher Thomas Nagel, is a major problem, threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world picture, extending to biology, evolutionary theory, and cosmology. Since minds are features of ...


The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog, 5th Edition
James W. Sire

IVP Academic, 2009

Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year! For more than thirty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In this 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 ...


Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview
J. P. Moreland, William Lane Craig

IVP Academic, 2003

Winner of a 2004 ECPA Gold Medallion Award! Winner of an Award of Excellence in the 2003 Chicago Book Clinic! What is real? What is truth? What can we know? What should we believe? What should we do and why? Is there a God? Can we know him? Do Christian doctrines make sense? Can we believe in God in the face of evil? These are fundamental questions that any thinking person wants answers to. These are questions that ...


The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss
David Bentley Hart

Yale University Press, 2013

Despite the recent ferocious public debate about belief, the concept most central to the discussion—God—frequently remains vaguely and obscurely described. Are those engaged in these arguments even talking about the same thing? In a wide-ranging response to this confusion, esteemed scholar David Bentley Hart pursues a clarification of how the word “God” functions in the world’s great theistic faiths. Ranging broadly across Judaism, ...


Total Truth (Study Guide Edition): Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity
Nancy Pearcey

Crossway, 2008

Pearcey passionately argues that Christianity is truth about all reality, not just religious truth, and that to keep it privatized is stripping it of the power to challenge and redeem the whole of culture.


Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning
Nancy Pearcey

B&H Books, 2010

Is secularism a positive force in the modern world? Or does it lead to fragmentation and disintegration? In Saving Leonardo , best-selling award-winning author Nancy Pearcey ( Total Truth , coauthor How Now Shall We Live? ) makes a compelling case that secularism is destructive and dehumanizing. Pearcey depicts the revolutionary thinkers and artists, the ideas and events, leading step by step to the unleashing of secular worldviews that ...


The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate
John H. Walton

IVP Academic, 2009

In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins. Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and ...


Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism
Alvin Plantinga

Oxford University Press, USA, 2011

This book is a long-awaited major statement by a pre-eminent analytic philosopher, Alvin Plantinga, on one of our biggest debates -- the compatibility of science and religion. The last twenty years has seen a cottage industry of books on this divide, but with little consensus emerging. Plantinga, as a top philosopher but also a proponent of the rationality of religious belief, has a unique contribution to make. His theme in this short book is ...


C. S. Lewis

HarperOne, 2001

In the classic Miracles , C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, argues that a Christian must not only accept but rejoice in miracles as a testimony of the unique personal involvement of God in his creation. 


The Pantheist World View, ...

Universal Pantheist Society, 2013

"The Pantheist World View” was first published in 1979 to provide a concise and succinct four page summary of the basic vision of life shared by most Pantheists. It was one of the first efforts of the Universal Pantheist Society, which formed in 1975, to help people learn about a way of life combining ancient inspirations with modern scientific understanding. Revised at intervals over the years, this Kindle edition is intended to bring wider ...


Hidden Worldviews: Eight Cultural Stories That Shape Our Lives
Steve Wilkens, Mark L. Sanford

IVP Academic, 2009

Why do we buy what we buy, vote the way we vote, eat what we eat and say what we say? Why do we have the friends we have, and work and play as we do? It's our choice? Yes, but there are forces, often unseen, that shape every decision we make and every action we take. These hidden, life-shaping values and ideas are not promoted through organized religions or rival philosophies but fostered by cultural habits, lifestyles and the institutional ...


Kingdom Triangle: Recover the Christian Mind, Renovate the Soul, Restore the Spirit's Power
J. P. Moreland

Zondervan, 2007

Western society is in crisis, the result of our culture's embrace of naturalism and postmodernism. At the same time, the biblical worldview has been pushed to the margins. Christians have been strongly influenced by these trends, with the result that the personal lives of Christians often reflect the surrounding culture more than the way of Christ, and the church's transforming influence on society has waned. In Kingdom Triangle, J.P. Moreland ...


Ultimate Proof of Creation
Dr Jason Lisle

New Leaf Publishing Group/Master Books, 2009

It's a bold title: The Ultimate Proof of Creation . But is there such a thing? There are many books that contain seemingly powerful arguments for biblical creation. But is there an ultimate proof of creation? There is an argument for creation that is powerful, conclusive, and has no true rebuttal. As such, it is an irrefutable argument-an "ultimate proof" of the Christian worldview biblical creation. Master the method outlined in the following ...


Philosophy of Religion: Thinking About Faith (Contours of Christian Philosophy)
C. Stephen Evans, R. Zachary Manis

IVP Academic, 2009

With over 40,000 copies in print since its original publication in 1982, Steve Evans's Philosophy of Religion has served many generations of students as a classic introduction to the philosophy of religion from a Christian perspective. Over the years the philosophical landscape has changed, and in this new edition Zach Manis joins Evans in a thorough revamping of arguments and information, while maintaining the qualities of clarity and brevity ...


The Courage to Be
Paul Tillich

Yale University Press, 2000

In this classic and deeply insightful book, one of the world's most eminent philosophers describes the dilemma of modern man and points a way to the conquest of the problem of anxiety. This edition includes a new introduction by Peter J. Gomes that reflects on the impact of this book in the years since it was written.


Sense and Goodness Without God

Authorhouse, 2005

If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what’s true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness answers all these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon. A complete worldview is presented and defended, covering every subject from knowledge to art, from metaphysics to morality, from theology to politics. Topics include free will, ...


Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations ...
Peter Godfrey-Smith

University of Chicago Press, 2003

How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is "really" like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality , Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the reader on a grand tour of one hundred years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science. Intended for undergraduates and general ...


How Now Shall We Live?
Charles Colson, Nancy Pearcey

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2004

2000 Gold Medallion Award winner! Christianity is more than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is also a worldview that answers life's basic questions and shows us how we should live as a result of those answers. How Now Shall We Live? equips Christians to confront false worldviews and live redemptively in contemporary culture.


CLEP American Literature w/ CD-ROM (CLEP Test Preparation)
Jacob Stratman, CLEP, ...

Research & Education Association, 2009

Earn College Credit with REA's Test Prep for CLEP* American Literature Everything you need to pass the exam and get the college credit you deserve. CLEP* is the most popular credit-by-examination program in the country, accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities. For over 15 years, REA has helped students pass CLEP* exams and earn college credit while reducing their tuition costs. Our CLEP* test preps are perfect for adults ...


Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith
Douglas Groothuis

IVP Academic, 2011

2012 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit winner! The Christian worldview proposes answers to the most enduring human questions. But are those answers reliable? In this systematic text, Douglas Groothuis makes a comprehensive apologetic case for Christian theism--proceeding from a defense of objective truth to a presentation of the key arguments for God from natural theology to a case for the credibility of Jesus, the incarnation and the ...



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