Life Beyond the Sun
An Introduction to Worldview & Philosophy Through the Lens of Ecclesiastes
By Christopher Cone
Solomon, in the book of Ecclesiastes, offers one of the most insightful earth-centered perspectives on the world and life in it. He examines succinctly the futility, the emptiness, and the hopelessness of life under the sun, life apart from God. At the same time, he suggests the wonder and value of even the simplest act when performed in the context of God’s glory.
In Life Beyond the Sun, Dr. Cone introduces an overview of Solomon’s worldview and discusses how it seems to anticipate the worldviews of philosophers who came after him. As he discusses the various aspects of Solomon’s Biblical worldview, Dr. Cone supplies a generous amount of parallels from
philosophers through the ages for comparison.
Includes epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, social political philosophies, environmental ethics, the is-ought problem, the existence of God, the problem of evil, definitions of good and foundations of morality, and ultimate meaning in life.
- Paperback: 477 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale Seminary Press (2009)