Worldview: The History of a Concept

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jul 16, 2002 - Religion - 384 pages
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.

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User Review  - gborchardt - LibraryThing

A fairly decent review of the concept, biased by christian apologetics. The author's compartmentalization appears rather successful in that his extensive research gets to play center stage in most portions of the book. The religious stuff can be skipped quite easily. Read full review

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Truly and outstanding work of scholarly research beneficial for anyone doing worldview analysis.


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About the author (2002)

David K. Naugle is chair and professor of philosophy atDallas Baptist University. He is also the author ofWorldview: The History of a Concept (Eerdmans), selected as a 2003 Christianity Today Book of theYear.

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