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 Worldviews in Conflict: A Study in Western Philosophy, Literature & Culture
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 Worldviews in Conflict: A Study in Western Philosophy, Literature & Culture

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Worldviews in Conflict by Kevin Swanson will introduce high school students to the works and worldviews of some of the world's most influential thinkers and writers. The first part of the book covers "Worldviews in Philosophy" with chapters covering works by Thomas Aquinas, Rene Descartes, Karl Marx, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Dewey, Sartre, and others. The second portion covers "Worldviews in Literature" and covers Shakespeare, Hawthorne, Twain, Hemingway, and Steinbeck. The final chapter, "Pandora's Machine," covers "Worldviews in Culture."

Featuring selected readings and summaries of over 15 philosophers and authors, chapters include analysis of their works along with biblical references and truths to help equip students to be able to argue against the humanist worldview. Each chapter ends with assignments that include vocabulary words and their definitions and in-depth study questions. In the last chapter students will study film, music and media; students are given a short summary and quote from famous movies and songs and asked to identify the "Great" philosopher and the ideas that lie behind the excerpt.

Emphasizing the danger of uncritically reading the "great" thinkers and writers without an explicitly Christian lens, this text will familiarize students with the thoughts and writings that have "undermined the Christian foundations in the West." Linking secular and Christian high school and college educations to the "apostasy" of the current age, this text is designed to be carefully used in the hope of strengthening students' spiritual well-being, not destroying them.

Grades 11-12. 632 pages with glossary, hardcover.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 632
Vendor: Master Books
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 X 1.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0996171916
ISBN-13: 9780996171915

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Recommended for a Senior High School or College Entry Level Literature Course. Every Christian student should understand the writings that formed the modern world and undermined the Christian foundations in the West. The Christian student should be well equipped to engage the battle of the worldviews before he or she enters adulthood. It is extremely dangerous when a Christian student is taught to accept the \"great\" thinkers and writers uncritically, whether it be Karl Marx, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, or Steven Spielberg. That is why this curriculum is so needed. The great thinkers and the liberal arts programs have led millions of Christian young people astray over the centuries. This course presents a basic introduction to, and critical analysis of, the philosophers, the literary masters, and the cultural influencers of the last three hundred years. A refreshing improvement of most philosophy and literature courses, this course is filled with relevant biblical references and truths that address the false worldviews of the \"great\" secular humanist works. -See more at:

Author Bio

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits. Kevin has 43 years of experience in the homeschooling movement and serves as the Director of Generations-a ministry he founded to strengthen homeschool families around the country. As a father who wants to leave a godly heritage for his own five children, Kevin's passion is to strengthen and encourage the homeschooling movement all over the world, and to cast a vision for generations to come. For the last 10 years Kevin has hosted a daily radio program-Generations Radio-the world's largest homeschooling and Biblical worldview program that reaches families across the US and in over 100 countries.Kevin has also served as the Executive Director of Christian Home Educators of Colorado for the last nine years. He has also authored several popular books for homeschoolers, including Freedom, Apostate, Upgrade-10 Secrets to the Best Education for Your Child, the Family Bible Study Guide Series, and others.-See more at:

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