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List three analogies for worldview used in Chapter 1 of the textbook.
Foundation of a building.
The Box Top of a Jig saw Puzzle.
List the various definitions and descriptions of worldview found in the textbook and lecture.
World view relates to a combination of assumptions or belief which affect how an individual thinks.
World view may also be understood as a complete set of perspective where the reality about life is derived.
Assumptions that an individual commits also define world views/
World views can also refer to a collection of opinions or assumptions that form a foundation in an individual’s life.
3.Match the following worldview terms (Atheism, Pantheism, Theism, and Deism) with the correct description below.
Belief in a personal and relational God who created and sustains all that exists:
Belief in a God who created all things but is not relational or involved in the world:
Belief that “all is god” and in a strong sense of spiritualism but not in a personal God:
Belief based only on the natural or physical realm with no spiritual or supernatural:
4.According to Chapter 1 in the textbook and Lecture 1, which worldview families use both faith and reason?
From the book chapter, all worldview families use faith and reason.
5.What kind of person does James 1:26 speak about?
A person who is pretending to be religious but the tongue is not bridled. Such a person only pretends and cannot be taken as religious
6.Summarize Proverbs 8:10-11.
The verse emphasizes the need to receive the word of God as it bears wisdom and the acquisition of wisdom is better than acquiring material things in life.
7.What is the difference between private and shared worldviews?
A private world view is an individual making where a person holds a view of something based on beliefs, cultural orientation and experiences. Shared world views are a set of experiences held in common by a group of individuals.
8.Briefly describe the three worldview tests.
The three world view tests include the Correspondence, Coherence and Practical tests/
Correspondence Test: This provides a straightforward explanation of reality. It is hard to question or doubt a correspondence Test. An example; Does God exist?
Coherence Test: This test relies on the innate feeling of an individual. It mostly determines the internal articulacy of world views. Example. I believe in God’s word of Proverbs 8:10-11, but I seek fundamental reexamination first.
Practical Test: This test measures what an individual does and that can apply to others in everyday life.
9.Match the following worldview elements (Ultimate Reality, Nature of the Universe, Human Nature, Knowledge, Ethics, and Purpose) with the correct question below:
Is there absolute truth?
Is there a God?
How do we know right from wrong?
Is there a spiritual part to the universe?
Nature of The Universe.
Does life have meaning?
Are humans merely higher orders of mammals?
10.When discussing worldviews, what is the difference between an open system and a closed system?
In understanding world views, an open system outlines that in social interaction, there is usually a spiritual force. However, there is no indication of any force in the closed system.
Hiles, J. S., & Smith, A. F. (2015). Evaluating wisely. In Grand Canyon University (Ed.), The beginning of wisdom: An introduction to Christian thought and life (2nd ed.). Available from http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2015/the-beginning-of-wisdom_an-introduction-to-christian-thought-and-life_ebook_2e.php
Lecture 1. (2017). CWV-101: Christian Worldview. Phoenix, AZ: Grand Canyon University.
Waddell, J. (2015). Seeking wisdom. In Grand Canyon University (Ed.), The beginning of wisdom: An introduction to Christian thought and life (2nd ed.). Available from http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2015/the-beginning-of-wisdom_an-introduction-to-christian-thought-and-life_ebook_2e.php