James W. Sire (1933 – 2018)

SireJames W. Sire, ein Mitstreiter von Francis Schaeffer und Os Guinness, ist am 6. Februar 2018 heimgegangen. Er hat viele hilfreiche Bücher verfasst. Ein Buch, nämlich Die Welt – aus der Sicht der anderen, ist sogar in Deutschland erschienen und kann noch hier und da antiquarisch erworben werden.

Das Magazin CT schreibt:

As chief editor for IVP, Sire advanced the Christian worldview movement through the books he edited and wrote, most famously his 1976 title The Universe Next Door, which was named one of CT’s books of the year more than 30 years later.

“Sire was a keystone in the intellectual renewal of evangelicalism in the 1960s and 70s,” wrote Andy Le Peau, a longtime editor at IVP, noting that “Sire was first to publish a number of influential figures.”

CT once called Sire a “midwife” of Schaeffer, the theologian known for founding the L’Abri community. The two met back in 1968 and went on to work together on books including Schaeffer’s How Should We Then Live? and Whatever Happened to the Human Race?, as well as transcripts of his talks.

“It was a very troubled time intellectually—evangelicals were just out of the intellectual forest and ready to battle the world. [Schaeffer] set a lot of people thinking,” Sire said, likening his philosophical approach to the prophet Jeremiah.

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