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Understanding the Times

The Collision of Today's Competing Worldviews

by David A. Noebel
Publisher: Summit Ministries
2nd Edition, ©2006, ISBN: 9780936163000
Hardcover, 510 pages
Price: $24.95

Newly revised and updated 2nd edition with two more worldviews surveyed: Islam and Postmodernism!

This book is about competing worldviews. Its goal is to help Christian students recognize the significance of some of the most influential yet damaging ideas and values prevalent in our non-Christian culture and to understand the unbiblical, unrealistic, yes, even irrational assumptions about reality from which they arise. If we understand the real differences between the biblical Christian worldview and the Secular, Marxist, Cosmic (New Age), Postmodern, and Islamic worldviews we will be better prepared to love, live, and defend God's truth as revealed in the Bible and in His Creation. A clear understanding of these six worldviews will not only help protect us from deception by grounding us more firmly in the Christian faith, but it will also give us tools to more effectively witness for Christ in these conflicting times.

The abridged hardcover textbook analyzes and compares the six major worldviews impacting our world. This book is a landmark guide to understanding the ideas and forces that are shaping our times. From Christianity to Islam to Humanism to Marxism to the New Age to Postmodernism, Understanding the Times provides Christians with a readable, comprehensive treatment of the most significant religious worldviews operating in Western Civilization.

Note: This textbook accompanies the Understanding the Times curriculum and does not stand alone.

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