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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 ...


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

Crossway, 2008

Does God belong in the public arena of politics, business, law, and education? Or is religion a private matter only-personally comforting but publicly irrelevant? In today's cultural etiquette, it is not considered polite to mix public and private, or sacred and secular. This division is the single most potent force keeping Christianity contained in the private sphere-stripping it of its power to challenge and redeem the whole of culture. ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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

Oxford University Press, 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 ...


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. 


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 ...


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 ...


The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry
Thomas A. Schwandt

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2007

Intended as a guide to the terms and phrases that partially shape the origins, purpose, logic, meaning, and methods of the practices known as qualitative inquiry, this Third Edition has 70 additional terms as well as a Readers’ Guide. Key references have been updated and several terms and phrases from previous editions have been reorganized and expanded. The dictionary entries are intended as a guide to the methodological and epistemological ...


CLEP® American Literature w/CD (CLEP Test Preparation)
Jacob Stratman Ph.D., 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 ...


Cinema 1: The Movement-Image
Gilles Deleuze

Univ Of Minnesota Press, 1986



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 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.


Foundations of Christian Thought: Faith, Learning, and the Christian Worldview
Mark P. Cosgrove

Kregel Academic & Professional, 2006

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.


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

Oxford University Press, 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 ...


Naturalistic Inquiry
Yvonna S. Lincoln, Egon G. Guba

SAGE Publications, 1985

Naturalistic Inquiry provides social scientists with a basic but comprehensive rationale for non-positivistic approaches to research. It confronts the basic premise underlying the scientific tradition that all questions can be answered by employing empirical, testable, replicable research techniques. The authors maintain that there are scientific facts that existing paradigms cannot explain, and argue against traditional positivistic inquiry. ...


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 ...


Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars (Modern Art Practices and Debates)
David Batchelor, Paul Wood, ...

Yale University Press, 1993

The book begins by considering responses by French artists to the World War I, showing how Purism, Dada, and early Surrealism are related to the ethos of post-war reconstruction. The authors then discuss the language of construction in places as dissimilar as France, Germany and the Soviet Union; the contrasting demands of the utility and decoration of objects and paintings; and the relationship of Surrealism to questions of sexuality and gender ...


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 philosophy ...



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