A Handbook on World Views
A Catalogue for World View Shoppers
By Norman L. Geisler and William D. Watkins
First edition. The first edition of this book was titled Perspectives: Understanding and Evaluating Today’s World Views (Here’s Life, 1984)
Second edition. Worlds Apart: A Handbook on World Views; Second Edition is available as a soft-cover book from Wipf&Stock here.
Third edition. In 2013, Norm made some minor revisions to the book. Although this edition is not currently available, Bastion Books is working to publish it in 2022 or 2023.
INTRODUCTION – AN INVITATION TO OTHER WORLDS 6
CHAPTER 1: THEISM – A WORLD PLUS AN INFINITE GOD 15
CHAPTER 2: ATHEISM – A WORLD WITHOUT GOD 38
CHAPTER 3: PANTHEISM – A WORLD THAT IS GOD 66
CHAPTER 4: PANENTHEISM – A WORLD IN GOD 95
CHAPTER 5: DEISM – A WORLD ON ITS OWN MADE BY GOD 131
CHAPTER 6: FINITE GODISM – A WORLD WITH A FINITE GOD 166
CHAPTER 7: POLYTHEISM – A WORLD WITH MORE THAN ONE GOD 193
CONCLUSION: CHOOSING A WORLD VIEW 227
APPENDIX A: ISLAM AS A WORLD VIEW 256