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Sire's Worldview

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In eight short chapters, covering one hundred and sixty three pages, James Sire introduces his readers to the concept of a worldview, the many different definitions of worldview across history, and the effect a worldview has on ones life. In chapter one, Sire wants to help students understand two things central to a worldview: (1) presuppositions, and (2) answering one foundational question. He uses an illustration of a boy asking his dad what holds up the earth. After answering that the world is held up first by camel, then underneath that a kangaroo, the dad finally concludes that an elephant ultimately holds it all together; his father is pressed to name what Sire calls, “a prime foundation” or “the final foundation of reality” (16). Sire
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