The Universe Next Door: The Basic Worldview Catalog, Fourth Edition
When The Universe Next Door was first introduced nearly thirty 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 widely known as New Age philosophy rather than new consciousness. And the third edition offered further updating and revisions, including a thoroughly revised chapter on New Age philosophy and, perhaps most importantly, a new chapter on postmodernism.
Now the fourth edition refines the definition of worldview itself, incorporating Sire's thinking and teaching during the past decade.
- Christian Theism
- Eastern Pantheistic Monism
- The New Age Postmoderism