Why do we buy what we buy, vote the way we vote, eat what we eat, and say what we say? Why do we have the friends we have, nd work and play as we do? It's our choice? Yes, but there are forces, often unseen, that shape every decision we make and every action we take.
These hidden, life shaping values and ideas are not promoted through organized religions or rival philosophies but fostered by cultural habits, lifestyles and the institutional structures of society. Steve Wilkens and Mark Sanford shine a spotlight on the profound challenges to Christianity and faithful Christian living that come from worldviews that comprise the cultural soup we swim in.
"Eight hidden worldviews have infiltrated contemporary culture, reshaping human experience and our perceptions of life's purpose. The authors uncover the tacit assumptions, and take stock of the actual proposals in the light of insights from a variety of disciplines. They conclude by inviting the reader to develop a theistic worldview that integrates every aspect of life into a consistent while, under the guidance of the Wesleyan quadrilateral...scripture, tradition, reason, and experience."
"Within our worldviews are heart-orienting, mind-structuring commitments that govern our lives. Often, we pay so little attention to these commitments that they lie hidden from us. Some of these commitments clash with and corrupt our ability to live a faithful life for Christ. Wilkens and Sanford identify and unmask eight of these, showing how they affect our commitment to Christ. This work will serve as an excellent complement to my own The Universe Next Door."