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Worldview: The History of a Concept

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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
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Paperback, 406 pages
Published July 16th 2002 by Eerdmans
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Jonathan
Oct 17, 2015 Jonathan rated it really liked it
Naugle writes to fill a gaping void in English scholarship on Weltanschauung studies. While German scholars have ably documented the career of this concept, no such work existed in the English language—at least not any work that “amasses a substantial portion of the literature on worldview from the various disciplines” (xviii). Naugle’s express aim is to “supply what appears to be a missing chapter in the history of ideas” (xviii). In his preface, Naugle sets forth the reasons he believe his top ...more
Janice
Jun 13, 2012 Janice rated it it was amazing
This past year I became aware of David Naugle and have used several of his materials from the internet for my class on Building a Christian Worldview. He is good at articulating philosophical ideas from a Reformed perspective. I was excited to read this book but due to school commitments it took me a while to finish it. Naugle does give a detailed history of the concept which at times I struggled to get through. His summary implications of each philosopher's view helped me put it all in perspect ...more
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In this book David Naugle presents the assumption that conceiving of Christianity as a "worldview" has been one of the most significant events in the church history in the last 150 years and how the contemporary use of worldview is a totalizing approach to faith and life. Naugle first locates the origin of worldview in the writings of Immanuel Kant and surveys the rapid proliferation of its purpose throughout the English-speaking world. Naugle then provides the first study ever undertaken of the ...more
Mike Mullen
Jul 18, 2012 Mike Mullen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Pastors, philosopher, and thoughtful Christians
Recommended to Mike by: Chrditianity Today
Naugle's "Worldview" is simply the best book of its kind. A multiple award winner, this book attempts to do a study of the concept as it has been perceived through the various academic disciplines. It has the feel of an intellectual history of an idea. The author makes it clear, that to define the idea is difficult. Still, the thrust of it is that a person's or a people's worldview shapes how that person or people will live. Unfortunately, though everyone has one, not many people do not know wha ...more
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This is Naugle's dissertation with a colorful cover. It is what it is, but don't expect to enjoy it or get through it quickly.
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