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A brief guide to ideas

Author: William Raeper; Linda Edwards
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Postmodernism, Platonism, Humanism, Existentialism, Feminism, Rationalism, Fundamentalism, New Age ... they're more than just terms. They're structures of thought you encounter constantly. This book gives you a fundamental grasp of what they are and how they influence your dealings with the world ... and its dealings with you.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Raeper; Linda Edwards
ISBN: 0310227747 9780310227748
OCLC Number: 42786183
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 394 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 : how and what can we know? Epistemology --
Part 2 : who am I? The question of identity --
Part 3 : does God exist? Philosophy of religion --
Part 4 : routes to knowledge: rationalism and empiricism --
Part 5 : why do we exist? Existentialism --
Part 6 : all in the mind? Psychology --
Part 7 : how should society be organized? Politics --
Part 8 : is man the measure of all things? Humanism --
Part 9 : who is Jesus? The person of Christ --
Part 10 : what place has the Bible? The question of interpretation --
Part 11 : does science have the answers? Science and belief --
Part 12 : the nature of meaning: skepticism and pluralism --
Part 13 : what are the boundaries of reality? The paranormal --
Part 14 : God the mother? Feminism --
Part 15 : anything goes? Relativism versus certainty --
Part 16 : Renaissance or delusion? New age thinking.
Responsibility: William Raeper, Linda Edwards.
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Postmodernism, Platonism, Humanism, Existentialism, Feminism, Rationalism, Fundamentalism, New Age ... they're more than just terms. They're structures of thought you encounter constantly. This book gives you a fundamental grasp of what they are and how they influence your dealings with the world ... and its dealings with you.

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