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I’ll select a random name this Wednesday for the book, and also post a review.
Here’s a short synopsis:
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. . . . 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.
Courtesy of Open Culture:
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Lots of good audio and text resources are showing up online these days. Here are a few I’ve recently discovered.
- Three courses by Old Testament scholar John Goldingay (Fuller Seminary) are now available on iTunes. The courses are The Pentateuch, The Prophets, and Biblical Hermeneutics. (HT Nijay Gupta)
- The Genesis volume of the new Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (ZIBBCOT) is available on Scribd for the month of October. According to the Zondervan website “We’ll be posting additional commentaries from ZIBBCOT over the next 5 months.”
Total dependence on God. Jesus proclaimed victory over the powers of darkness. The Holy Spirit as advocate, counselor, guide, and helper—the one who glorifies Jesus. Communion of the saints.
In Affirming the Apostles Creed, Packer explains the meaning and implications of each phrase of this great creed. Each concise chapter concludes with discussion questions and Bible passages for further study.
Click here for your free Kindle edition available until October 31, 2009.
You can also read the book on your iPhone, without a Kindle, by downloading the iPhone Kindle app from the iTunes store.
(Via Crossway Blog)
Chad at Truthbomb Apologetics has a very nice collection of links to free e-books on apologetics and related topics. Familiar authors include Josh McDowell, R. C. Sproul, Alvin Plantinga, Francis Beckwith, Hume, Kant, and G. K. Chesterton. A fine repository of helpful titles!