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'Clash of Worlds is beautifully written, illustrated with a multitude of anecdotes, reveals a profound scholarship, and has the great virtue of keeping tenaciously to the subject.' - Dr Peter Cotterell, former Principal, London Bible College

About the Author

Dr David Burnett is the Director of Studies at All Nations Christian College, and a Fellow of the Royal. Anthropological Institute. He has served as a missionary in India, and is author of a number of distinguished books including World of the Spirits, The Spirit of Hinduism and The Spirit of Buddhism.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Monarch Books (April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854245708
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854245700
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,018,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Nick Candler on February 1, 2008
Format: Paperback
The author purposes to equip Christians with insight into the presuppositions of differing worldviews (Secularism, the Traditional Religionist, as well as Hindu, Theravada Buddhist, and Islamic) across the religious spectrum to unearth underlying assumptions and thought patterns so that Christians may effectively perceive, understand, empathize with and so be effective communicators of the Gospel message. Burnett himself comments, "The book was written to provide thinking Christians with a way of understanding the underlying thought patterns of communities. In so doing I trust that a deeper understanding and respect for all people will result" (7). Burnett also desires readers to understand how worldviews clash and morph into differing systems, as well as to re-enforce Christian readers with their basic worldview assumptions in light of competing philosophies.

Burnett achieves this goal by careful research and much missionary experience. Practical illustrations, pertinent quotes, and aptly organized categories fill his descriptions of various thought systems. He also fulfills his purpose by relating how worldviews and thought systems come into existence, as well as showing their syncretistic nature among other beliefs.

Burnett introduces readers to the arena of worldview study by describing and defining worldview, and he also gives missionaries research tools so that they may know their own worldview and so have the ability to explore others' more objectively. Burnett inaugurates his exploration of worldviews by relating the presuppositions of the western mind through an exposition of Secularism.
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A great book for helping to understand the different cultures and religions in our world today. Easy to read and understand book.
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