A cataclysmic change has occurred over the past few decades. Our culture as a whole has switched worldviews.
According to Peter Jones, all the religions and philosophies of the world can be divided into two basic worldviews. These two perspectives differ on the fundamental nature of reality. Is everything essentially one? Or does an irreducible distinction exist between creation and Creator?
In The Other Worldview, Jones explains the difference between what he calls “Oneism” and “Twoism.” He exposes the pagan roots of Oneism, and he traces its spread and influence throughout Western culture. Most importantly, he shows us why Oneism is incapable of saving anyone or truly changing the world for the better.
“For bodily holiness and transformed thinking . . . we depend entirely on one amazing thing: the incredibly powerful message of the Gospel to a sinful world, which is the ultimate expression and goal of Twoism. The only hope is in Christ alone.”
Foreword by R.C. Sproul
Table of Contents:
1. A Ticket to Ride – But to Where?
Part 1 – Coming Apart
2. The Rise and Fall of Secular Humanism
3. Carl Jung’s Dream for a ‘New Humanity’
4. The Perennial Philosophy – The Origin of Contemporary Spirituality
5. The Sixties Spiritual and Sexual Revolution
6. A Destructive Generation
Part 2 – Given Over
7. A Cosmology of Radical Egalitarianism
8. Pagan Cosmology of Synthesis: The Joining of Reason and Spirit
9. Salvation by Shaman
Part 3 – Not Giving Up
10. Christian Compromise with Culture
11. A Whole or Holy Cosmos?
12. Blowing the Mind
13. Gospel Power: A Given-Over Savior
Peter Jones (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the author of many books, including One or Two: Seeing a World of Difference, The God of Sex: How Spirituality Defines Your Sexuality, and Gospel Truth/Pagan Lies: Can You Tell the Difference? He is the executive director of truthXchange and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.
"A must-read for every concerned American—and especially for every Christian who weeps at the graveside of his culture." - From the foreword by R.C. Sproul, founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries
"In The Other Worldview, Peter Jones argues that the ills of modern culture stem from its denial of the biblical creator-creature distinction. Peter has made this case before, but here he presents his most substantial, detailed, and illuminating account of this modern consciousness, from ancient paganism and Gnosticism to such modern thinkers as Carl Jung. In the end Peter shows how the biblical gospel of salvation from sin in Christ provides the only adequate challenge to neo-pagan “oneism” and the only way for us to know God as he really is." - John M. Frame, J.D. Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary