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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James W. Sire Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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When The Universe Next Door was first introduced nearly 30 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. This has been translated into several languages and used as a text at over one hundred colleges and universities in courses ranging from apologetics and world religions to history and English literature. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 2/18/2014

    " Read this back in the 1980s but need to pull it off the shelf and read it with my teen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce Willams | 1/30/2014

    " Sire, who is upfront about his own Judeao-Christian bent, nevertheless provides a neat synopsis on the basics of theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism and the new consciousness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bradly J | 1/26/2014

    " Not exactly something to read at bedtime, because it is a little on the deep side, but it does give good descriptions of common worldviews such as nihilism, existentialism, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad | 1/26/2014

    " Had to read it for my Science and Religion class in college. Covers different world views. The book had little effect on me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Berg | 1/25/2014

    " Difficult to read but full of good information about various world views. So grateful that my world view is theism! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tyler Hurst | 1/23/2014

    " Good information, super boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 1/14/2014

    " Good. Also read in November 1979. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Bates | 1/10/2014

    " Fantastic treatment of the major worldviews. He offers sound information on each, while demonstrating where each is unsound and untenable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charity | 1/8/2014

    " Sire is another author with good ideas, but whose expression just doesn't speak to me. Sorry. I know lots of people who LOVE his ideas and his expression. Don't let my review stop you from checking him out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krissy | 1/1/2014

    " a great reference that serves as an introduction to/a quick refresher on various world views. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Troy Gibson | 12/17/2013

    " Fantastic introduction to various worldviews. Needs a chapter on Islam though. Great template (7 questions) to evaluate and assess worldviews. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zac George | 12/11/2013

    " Very well-written and thorough. A page-turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivan | 12/6/2013

    " Just remembered one of the book which first led me to philosophy... :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/6/2013

    " A decent overview of major worldviews, told from a fairly conservative Christian standpoint. It wasn't the "English 12 worldview unit" miracle I was hoping for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 9/19/2013

    " One of my favorites. Best introduction to worldviews I know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Gooch | 8/15/2013

    " Excellent treatment of predominant worldviews and how they connect to each other. Written in 1988, so no discussion of postmodernism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 7/14/2013

    " Not exactly a fun read, but a good one. A good explanation of basic philosophy and worldviews (although some might complain because it has a clear Christian Theist bias) but he states it up front. Probably a good read for high school students, good preparation for college. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 3/23/2013

    " Written from a Christian evangelical viewpoint, thus could be seen as biased, which it is. But none the less it is informative and erudite in my view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/23/2012

    " A wonderful, cogent, usable catalogue of world views (a term I had never heard before coming to work at a religious school). Seemed an even-handed analysis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Priscilla | 9/22/2012

    " A very helpful, well-done overview. It is not sufficient for someone who wants to go deeper, but I couldn't think of a better starting point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 5/11/2012

    " not particularly riveting or life-changing but intelligent and informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Goodrich | 2/16/2012

    " It's Academic but I am really enjoying the overview of the worldviews that it catalogs. It is most interesting to see how the worldviews intersect and influence and respond to each other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke Christie-perkins | 11/7/2011

    " Perhaps the best most helpful review of the few categories that truly exist in the world as "religions". This is a great place to start for anyone who wants to understand what people believe in our world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jelle | 4/12/2011

    " behandelt met G8, zeer duidelijk, goed te lezen, laatste hoofdstuk erg overtuigend pleidooi voor mogelijkheid van kennis en waarheid christendom, veel verwijzingen daardoor grote bron voor verdere studie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giancarlo | 1/31/2011

    " A good introductory book to Worldviews and Philosophy from a theistic perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 1/27/2011

    " An incredibly well written book that gives an overview of the movement of philosophy in the West. It is approachable enough that any thoughtful person can read it, but also provides enough depth that one can enter into intelligent conversation about the subject matter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zeke | 10/12/2010

    " Great way to understand how others think. I got a lil bogged down in the new age section though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 4/3/2010

    " Good overview of the prevalent world views today. Thought about this book a lot since I read it so I am rereading it....again.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 12/17/2009

    " Although a Christian publishing, Sire gives balanced views on many worldviews/metanarratives from pantheism/naturalism/existentialism/nihilism/postmoderism (you get the idea). Recommended for college folk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seriphim | 12/5/2009

    " Excellent survey of worldviews. Everyone should read this to better understand others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 5/30/2009

    " follows the digression from Christian Theism to Deism to Naturalism to Existentialism to Postmodernism. Provides an overview of eastern thought and animism. Written from a Christian Theistic perspective. Excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas | 5/19/2009

    " Good. Also read in November 1979. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 10/20/2008

    " This book is outdated and unhelpful. How do you deal with postmodernity without dealing with modernity? How do you pick a western christian worldview over either of those? The categories he deals with exist but his treatment is completely over simplified. Find another book. "

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