Here the truths of Christian faith gleam with clarity and conviction. I found this so with the other worldviews as well. First it is considered narratively around the story of creation, fall, redemption, and glorification, with a preliminary discussion of revelation.
Then, using the four worldview discussion questions noted above, Christianity is discussed propositionally. While I would add a question on prime reality, the four questions and three analytic criteria are clear and memorable.
I was first introduced to the idea of worldview in the summer of during my collegiate years. They discuss confirmation bias, experiential accommodation, and how worldview shapes our pool of live options.
The opinions I have expressed are my own.
It is organized in three parts. Part three then considers western and global alternatives in two chapters with a propositional description of each worldview using the four worldview questions followed by use of the three analytic criteria on each worldview.
The innermost circle in the diagram represents areas in the control of the community, while the middle circle represents areas influenced by outsiders connected to the community, and the outer circle areas under the influence of outsiders that are not connected to the community.
One of my favorite aspects of this book is its real world examples of worldview thinking and analysis from Scripture, life, entertainment, and culture—especially movies!
It might have been interesting to have a response from proponents of these other worldviews to the critiques of those worldviews, as was the case in the objections raised to the Christian worldview. There is little new here, but new notions of basic Christian belief and practice are often misleading and sometimes profoundly false.
This happens all the time in graduate student education, and the Christian student will be better prepared for this eventuality if they are exposed to it as undergraduates. The inner circle will then show the capacities of the community while the outer circle will represent the vulnerabilities of the community.
The authors make their ideas readily accessible to readers, and it is a valuable resource for all Christians who desire a deeper understanding of the conceptual foundations of our faith.
Three criteria are developed: Worldview helped me understand why people would talk past each other on issues like abortion or sexual ethics. The method integrates information from standard PLA Participatory Learning and Action exercises including livelihood analysis, problem analysis and uncertainty analysis, through the creation a multi-level circular diagram.
They note circumstances under which we adjust our worldview or even convert, noting that this is more likely when our worldview assumptions are unexamined, which leads to a discussion of the benefits and pitfalls of worldview study.
An Introduction to Christian Worldview counters this tendency by offering a clear apologia for the value of thoughtful worldview construction and evaluation to Christian faith. Part two focuses on the Christian worldview.
This work incorporates several elements that make it particularly useful as a text. Michael Clark, and David K.Introduction Worldview analysis is a participatory tool for understanding a community s perception of what it does to survive and Wholistic worldview analysis: understanding community realities 6 43 the middle circle shows areas that outsiders associated with.
WORLDVIEW ANALYSIS MORMONISM BENNIE W. BAKER APOL September 30, Table of Contents Introduction 2 Summary 2 Critique 3 Conclusion 6 Bibliography 8. - Introduction Whether or not we recognize it, each person has a worldview. In essence, each person has implicit assumptions as well as prejudices about the world, which in most occasions influence the manner in which we regard situations around us.
An Introduction to Christian Worldview counters this tendency by offering a clear apologia for the value of thoughtful worldview construction and evaluation to Christian faith.
Moreover, it provides a concrete comparison of a Christian worldview to alternative models found in philosophical systems and world religions.
An Introduction to Christian Worldview, Tawa J. Anderson, W. Michael Clark, and David K. Naugle.
Downers Grove: IVP Academic, Summary: A work designed for classroom or personal study, defining the idea of worldview and its importance, delineating the Christian worldview and responding to.
An Introduction to Christian Worldview takes you further into answering difficult questions that Christians face.
Well organized, clearly written, and featuring aids for learning, An Introduction to Christian Worldview is the essential .Download