Is God an illusion? This extraordinary book will fascinate millions of readers of science and spirituality alike, as well as anyone who has ever asked themselves, What does it mean that I am alive?
Author: Deepak Chopra
Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the future of God,” one an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist. This remarkable book is the product of that serendipitous encounter and the contentious—but respectful—clash of worldviews that grew along with their friendship. In War of the Worldviews these two great thinkers battle over the cosmos, evolution and life, the human brain, and God, probing the fundamental questions that define the human experience. How did the universe emerge? What is the nature of time? What is life? Did Darwin go wrong? What makes us human? What is the connection between mind and brain? Is God an illusion? This extraordinary book will fascinate millions of readers of science and spirituality alike, as well as anyone who has ever asked themselves, What does it mean that I am alive? From the Hardcover edition.
In this powerful book, you will find ammunition for the war: answers to some of the most common arguments for evolution, analyses of Christian compromise positions and a call for return to the true biblical authority.
Author: Ken Ham
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
What do aliens, dinosaurs, and gay marriage have in common? They are all part of the culture war - a war between two worldviews. One view is based on a biblical understanding of history, the other on pure naturalism. Our educational institutions and the media are on the frontlines of evolutionizing our culture. From Biology 101 to World History, from The Learning Channel to Sponge Bob, subtle and not-so-subtle evolutionary messages bombard us. We wetness the battles and skirmishes of this war in our schools, our courts and our homes. All around us are casualties of the warfare - Christians taken captive by an evolutionary philosophy. The idea of the big ban g and millions of years has duped many Christians and its effects include a deficient gospel and subjective morality. How are we to respond when we hear of the latest "argument" for evolution? How can we prepare our children to face the evolutionary indoctrination of our public schools and universities? What are we to make of "Christian" organizations who teach the big bang and millions of years? How can we build a truly biblical worldview? In this powerful book, you will find ammunition for the war: answers to some of the most common arguments for evolution, analyses of Christian compromise positions and a call for return to the true biblical authority.
A major work of our time, Is God an Illusion? will not only offer more food for thought for those fascinated by the two sides of this modern conundrum - it will also place Deepak Chopra firmly in the ring of some of the most remarkable, and ...
Author: Deepak Chopra
Publisher: Random House
Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Hawking have had a major impact on the loud and popular debate between 'aggressive atheists' and religion. The huge sales of their bestselling books show just how much interest people have in their ideas. Now Deepak Chopra is entering this debate, sparring with leading physicist, Professor Leonard Mlodinow (the co-author, with Stephen Hawking, of The Grand Design). In Is God an Illusion?, Chopra argues that there is design in our universe and a deep intelligence behind life. Without defending organised religion, he debunks randomness as an explanation for how Nature evolves and shows how consciousness comes first and matter second. On the other side, Mlodinow argues the viewpoint of science, specifically what modern quantum physics can tell us about our world. In his view, physics, genetics and cosmology will shed far more light on the big questions than rethinking ancient spiritual concepts can ever do. A major work of our time, Is God an Illusion? will not only offer more food for thought for those fascinated by the two sides of this modern conundrum - it will also place Deepak Chopra firmly in the ring of some of the most remarkable, and bestselling, thinkers of our era.
This book will irritate you. If it doesn't, the writer hasn't done his job. Not that his job is to irritate, mind you. Allan Moseley's job as author, and our job as publisher, is to communicate truth.
Author: N. Allan Moseley
This book will irritate you. If it doesn't, the writer hasn't done his job. Not that his job is to irritate, mind you. Allan Moseley's job as author, and our job as publisher, is to communicate truth. But sometimes the communication and the truth may irritate just a little. It may make us uncomfortable. Or, it may make us very angry. Say what you will about Jesus of Nazareth, but you cannot say that He never irritated people, or that His message does not continue to irritate people today. He irritated the scribes and Pharisees so much they handed Him over to be crucified. He irritated the people in His own home town such that they mocked Him, refused to believe His message, and then threw Him out of the town. Even His own brothers did not believe in Him. And so Jesus continues to irritate people today. In Worldviews at War!, Allan Moseley preaches conformance to Jesus and His Word in every area of life and society. So is it any wonder that this message will also irritate each of us? No, you actually come to expect it. We can say all of this with some element of experience. You see, Allan Moseley's book irritated us so much that we had to publish it. That wasn't our first reaction, of course. Our first reaction was, "If we publish this book, somebody's going to sue us". Our second reaction was, "Wait a minute! The publisher that rejected this manuscript before we saw it publishes all those so-called 'Christian' books, the ones with all the depth of a bird bath. Maybe we'd better take another look at this!" So we did. And we're glad we did. Allan Moseley doesn't pull any punches. He points some fingers. He names some names. And he shows the damage done to people and our society byattitudes and actions which are not in conformity to Christ and His culture -- even if those attitudes are held by professing Christians. And so his message is more than a little irritating. But it's a "good" type of irritation. We hope that you find it's the type of irritation an engineer has when he finds that a piece of equipment he is responsible for is out of alignment. The engineer is irritated a bit. He moves to correct the problem. He makes the equipment line up with specifications. God's specification manual is the Bible. Allan Moseley calls us to line up our hearts, actions, and attitudes right down to the fundamental laws we live by-with God's specification manual. Always interesting, but not always easy to take to heart, Worldviews at War! will challenge you in every area of your life.
In Worldview Wars, the author presents practical ways to win the battle in your life, family, and community. This book will renew your mind and help you to stay free and bring freedom to others that have been taken captive.
Author: Ifiok J. Ukobo
Publisher: WestBow Press
In Worldview Wars, Ifiok J. Ukobo exposes the hidden, but very aggressive, war of worldviews being waged against righteousness in our personal lives and community. This battle has now arrived in every home, community, and country. We are under attack, and the battle front spans our schools, media, national policies, and pulpits. Families are breaking down, children are becoming rebellious; communities no longer have shared values, and a cultural flux is emerging. In Worldview Wars, the author presents practical ways to win the battle in your life, family, and community. This book will renew your mind and help you to stay free and bring freedom to others that have been taken captive. You will also discover practical strategies that will help you to teach your children a biblical worldview and arm them against deception.
In contrast with other literature courses, this text is filled with relevant biblical references and truths that will equip the student to address the false worldviews contained in the “great” humanist works of this era.
Author: Kevin Swanson
Publisher: Master Books
As long as Christian liberal arts programs fail to engage the challenges to Christianity in the battle of ideas, they play a part in the continuing decline of the faith in the Western world. It is extremely dangerous to accept the "great" thinkers and writers uncritically, whether it be Karl Marx, Ralph Waldo Emerson, or Nathaniel Hawthorne. The great thinkers and the liberal arts programs have influenced millions of young people to abandon the Christian faith over the centuries. Every Christian student should be familiar with the ideas and the writings that have formed the modern world and that subsequently undermined the Christian foundations in the West. Young people must also be well-versed and well-equipped to engage in the battle of worldviews before they graduate from high school or college. That is why this curriculum is so desperately needed.
This final section addresses how cognitions, primarily in the form of beliefs,
create a moral worldview that is often translated into practical behavior. A moral
worldview of war is a constellation of beliefs about fundamental aspects of reality
Author: Michael Cavanagh
In democratic societies, it is said that wars and military interventions are fought in the name of the citizens of the nation engaged in the conflict. Yet, ordinary citizens, the major stakeholders in war, are seldom provided with as much information for making and acting on their moral decisions about war as they are about many other national issues that affect them. To fill the void, this volume addresses the nature of conscience, various moral norms, a moral decision-making process, and the theoretical and practical issues involved in attempting to avoid war or at least to make it as moral as possible, considering its nature. By discussing how the morality of war differs from its political, military, economic and legal dimensions, this unique work attempts to enable citizens to make informed decisions about declaring, waging and ending war, and to act on those decisions. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
An examination of the ways in which the unconscious mind shapes everyday life traces recent scientific advances to reveal the pivotal role of the subliminal mind in influencing experiences and relationships.
Author: Leonard Mlodinow
An examination of the ways in which the unconscious mind shapes everyday life traces recent scientific advances to reveal the pivotal role of the subliminal mind in influencing experiences and relationships. By the author of The Drunkard's Walk. 100,000 first printing.
least as complex as the one at play in the English representation of war. But
neither what happened during the build-up to the second war in Iraq nor the
studies of communist ideology or Nazi propaganda can be explained by the
Author: James W Underhill
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Reflecting upon language and the role metaphor plays in patterning ideas and thought, Underhill analyses the discourse of several languages in recent history.
Understanding World Religions studies major worldviews in relation to justice and peace: Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Marxist, and Native American.
Author: David Whitten Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Understanding World Religions studies major worldviews in relation to justice and peace: Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Marxist, and Native American. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is given as a case study for how worldviews impact justice and peace. Further chapters explore Christian social teaching, liberation theologies, active nonviolence, and just war theory.
Contesting Worldviews in the Classical Age of American Security Strategy Ned O'
Gorman. how America was to be in the world. To typify their distinct approaches:
Task Force A approached America as the wise leader of the free world, instilling ...
Author: Ned O'Gorman
Publisher: MSU Press
In spring of 1953, newly elected President Eisenhower sat down with his staff to discuss the state of American strategy in the cold war. America, he insisted, needed a new approach to an urgent situation. From this meeting emerged Eisenhower’s teams of “bright young fellows,” charged with developing competing policies, each of which would come to shape global politics. In Spirits of the Cold War, Ned O’Gorman argues that the early Cold War was a crucible not only for contesting political strategies, but also for competing conceptions of America and its place in the world. Drawing on extensive archival research and wide reading in intellectual and rhetorical histories, this comprehensive account shows cold warriors debating “worldviews” in addition to more strictly instrumental tactical aims. Spirits of the Cold War is a rigorous scholarly account of the strategic debate of the early Cold War—a cultural diagnostic of American security discourse and an examination of its origins.
A. M. Harmon, parallel English and Creek The war of the worldviews Astrobiology
has some backstory. The tale of our changing view of the possibility of life beyond
the Earth is one that begins in ancient times, during the grandeur that was the ...
Author: Mark Brake
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Compelling account of how ideas of alien life have evolved for general readers, amateur astronomers and undergraduate students studying astrobiology.
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS IN A WORLD OF WARS Orson Welles ' “ War of the
Worlds ” radio show was broadcast ... war of the worldviews ” in the contentious
arena of broadcast media : first in radio , then television and now the internet .
Author: Mathew Callahan
Publisher: AK Press
Is capitalism killing music? A critical look at the music industry.
Ned O'Gorman has written of how particular sets of languages in the Cold War
form “congealed worldviews,” or sets of simplified shorthand ideologies for
viewing one's place in the world (e.g., stoicism, romantic dualism).71 It is no
stretch to ...
Author: Timothy Barney
Publisher: UNC Press Books
In this fascinating history of Cold War cartography, Timothy Barney considers maps as central to the articulation of ideological tensions between American national interests and international aspirations. Barney argues that the borders, scales, projections, and other conventions of maps prescribed and constrained the means by which foreign policy elites, popular audiences, and social activists navigated conflicts between North and South, East and West. Maps also influenced how identities were formed in a world both shrunk by advancing technologies and marked by expanding and shifting geopolitical alliances and fissures. Pointing to the necessity of how politics and values were "spatialized" in recent U.S. history, Barney argues that Cold War–era maps themselves had rhetorical lives that began with their conception and production and played out in their circulation within foreign policy circles and popular media. Reflecting on the ramifications of spatial power during the period, Mapping the Cold War ultimately demonstrates that even in the twenty-first century, American visions of the world--and the maps that account for them--are inescapably rooted in the anxieties of that earlier era.
Almost certainly Hays did more than give them “a few . . . words” as the
Confederate battle lines approached. ... Reid Mitchell has traced the parallel
between religious belief and conduct of the war in the worldviews of many
soldiers.35 In ...
Author: Gary W. Gallagher
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
The six essays in this volume testify to the enduring impact of the Civil War on our national consciousness. Covering subjects as diverse as tactics, the uses of autobiography, and the power of myth-making in the southern tradition, they illustrate the rewards of imaginative scholarship--even for the most intensely studied battle in America's history. The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond brings current research and interpretation to bear on a range of pivotal issues surrounding the final day of the battle, July 3, 1863. This revisionist approach begins by expanding our knowledge of the engagement itself: individual essays address Confederate general James Longstreet's role in Pickett's Charge and Union general George Meade's failure to pursue Lee after the fighting. Other essays widen the scope of investigation to look at contemporary reactions to the Confederate defeat across the South, the construction of narratives by the participants themselves--from Confederate survivors of Pickett's assault to Union sergeant Ben Hirst--and the reverberations of Pickett's final momentous charge. Combining fresh evidence with the reinterpretation of standard sources, these essays refocus our view of the third day at Gettysburg to take in its diverse stories of combat and memory. The contributors are Gary W. Gallagher, William Garrett Piston, Carol Reardon, Robert K. Krick, Robert L. Bee, and A. Wilson Greene.
Originally published: New York: Warner Books, 2003.
Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Vintage Books
Originally published: New York: Warner Books, 2003.
James Morrow, “War of the Worldviews,” Mars Probes. Hilary Moon Murphy, “The
Run of the Fiery Horse,” Realms of Fantasy, June. Chris Nakashima-Brown, “A
Brief History of Negative Space,” Revolution SF, June. Ruth Nestvold, “Princes ...
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.
Stephen Jay Gould. VI Different Perceptions of common truths 18 War of the
Worldviews A YEARNING FOR THE “GOOD VI. Different Perception of Common
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: Harvard University Press
This unique volume of 21 recent essays published in "Natural History" magazine consciously formulates a humanistic natural history, telling how humans have learned to study and understand nature, rather than a history of nature itself. 41 illustrations.
_____ .Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges. New York:
Harmony Books, 2012. _____ . War of the Worldviews: Science Vs. Spirituality.
New York: Harmony Books, 2011. Christopher, Milbourne. Houdini: A Pictorial
Author: William J. Birnes
Publisher: Forge Books
In this companion volume to The Haunting of America and The Haunting of Twentieth-Century America, national bestselling authors William J. Birnes and Joel Martin explore today's intellectual and spiritual awakening—one that is challenging traditional belief systems. Birnes and Martin show that, though many governments deny the importance of a spiritual component to national policy, even the most conservative governments have based social and financial policy decisions on a profound belief in the existence of the paranormal, ghosts, and spirits. From using psychic spying programs to gather intelligence on enemy nations to investigating the use of mind control to impede the abilities of hostile troops, the U.S. government has continuously developed paranormal weapons and tactics alongside their more mundane counterparts. U.S. Presidents from Franklin Pierce through Ronald Reagan regularly relied on the paranormal, using trance mediums, channelers, and astrologists to help plan agendas and travel schedules. The Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America is unlike any American history you will ever read—it posits that not only is the paranormal more normal than most people think, but that it is driving current events to a new "Fourth Culture" of the twenty-first century. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.