Available now is my summary of The Universe Next Door by James Sire. This worldview catalog is part of the arsenal needed for believers to understand the major beliefs held by both their neighbors and also themselves.
The value of this study is akin to a baseball scout taking the necessary time to understand the opposing team’s ball player’s strengths, weaknesses and tendencies. After such due diligence is accomplished, the odds of “competing” and “beating” the “opposition” are enhanced. Too often Christians are bested in the classroom, boardroom, or family room because we have not done our due diligence regarding other worldviews when compared to Christendom. This book is a remedy for such maladies as Sire notes:
“For any of us to be fully conscious intellectually we should not only be able to detect the worldviews of others but be aware of our own—why it is ours and why in light of so many options we think it is true” [Opening page]