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    DescriptionPeople often talk about worldview when describing the philosophy that guides their lives. But how have we come by our worldviews, and what impact did Christianity have on those that are common to Western civilization?This authoritative, accessible survey traces the development of the worldviews that underpin the Western world. It demonstrates the decisive impact that the growth of Christianity had in transforming the outlook of pagan Roman culture into one that, based on biblical concepts of humanity and its relationship with God, established virtually all the positive aspects of Western civilization.The two-pronged assault in our time on the biblically based worldview by postmodern philosophy and the writings of neo-atheists has made it even more crucial that we acknowledge and defend its historical roots.Unique among books on the topic, this work discusses Western worldviews as a continuous narrative rather than as simply a catalogue of ideas, and traces the effects changes in worldview had on society. It helps readers understand their own worldviews and those of other people and helps them recognize the consequences that worldviews hold. Professors, students, and armchair historians alike will profit from this book.


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    Title
    Why You Think the Way You Do
    Subtitle
    The Story of Western Worldviews from Rome to Home
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Glenn S. Sunshine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 276 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780310292302
    ISBN 10: 0310292301
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.3
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/MEDIVL, CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000, HIS002020
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Abridged Dewey: 190
    DC22: 190
    BISAC V2.8: REL051000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MODERN
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    B&T Approval Code: A13551000
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    BISAC V2.8: REL067000
    LC classification: B72 .S86 2009
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG, QRAB, JBSR, QRAX, NHDA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Publisher
    ZONDERVAN
    Imprint name
    ZONDERVAN
    Publication date
    03 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Back cover copy
    People often talk about worldview when describing the philosophy that guides their lives. But how have we come by our worldviews, and what impact did Christianity have on those that are common to Western civilization? This authoritative, accessible survey traces the development of the worldviews that underpin the Western world. It demonstrates the decisive impact that the growth of Christianity had in transforming the outlook of pagan Roman culture into one that, based on biblical concepts of humanity and its relationship with God, established virtually all the positive aspects of Western civilization. The two-pronged assault in our time on the biblically based worldview by postmodern philosophy and the writings of neo-atheists has made it even more crucial that we acknowledge and defend its historical roots. Unique among books on the topic, this work discusses Western worldviews as a continuous narrative rather than as simply a catalogue of ideas, and traces the effects changes in worldview had on society. It helps readers understand their own worldviews and those of other people and helps them recognize the consequences that worldviews hold. Professors, students, and armchair historians alike will profit from this book.