I just finished reading Hidden Worldviews, by Steve Wilkens and Mark L. Sanford, and found it an accessible treatment of the every day worldviews that unknowingly shape our lives. While many worldview books seem written for those that write worldview books, this one is written for all of us and is worth reading. The back jacket says the book is “Checking Out the Cultural Soup we Swim in. 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, and 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.” The table of contents will help you decide to go find this book and let it peal back some of your thinking.
1. The eight worldviews treated like a conversation over coffee at Starbucks follow:
2. Individualism: I Am the Center of the Universe
3. Consumerism: I Am What I Own
4. Nationalism: My Nation, Under God
5. Moral Relativism: The Absolute Truth About Relativism
6. Scientific Naturalism: Only Matter Matters
7. The New Age: Are We Gods or Are We God’s?
8. Postmodern Tribalism: My Tribe/My Worldview
9. Salvation by Therapy: Not as Good as It Gets
I recommend Hidden Worldviews as a good read.