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  • Developing a WorldviewOklahoma Wesleyan UniversityAPOL 6543 Issues In Apologetics

  • What is a Worldview?

    A Worldview is a collection of beliefs (ideas, images, attitudes, values) that a group of people hold about things universe, humankind, God, future. A worldview may be adopted, developed, formed, as a result of an unconscious assimilation or conditioning process. It is the general perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.Quoted from Philosophy by Peter AngelsThe Harper Collins Dictionary

  • What is a Worldview-- contd.The central set of concepts and presuppositions that provide people with their basic assumptions about reality. Darrell Whiteman

    A Worldview is a set of presuppositions (or assumptions) which we hold consciously or unconsciously, consistently or inconsistently about the basic make-up of our worldDr. James Sire

  • Understanding the Postmodern Mindset Modern

    Born during the EnlightenmentRationalismScientific RevolutionTruth was scientific

    Postmodern

    Born as a result of ModernismExperiential Moral RevolutionTruth is experiential

  • Consider this cartoon. What is going on? Can a monster snorkel keep this child safe from what it claims it can? Even if the parent think it can? How is Post- Modern culture like this cartoon? How is modern culture like this cartoon?*

  • Worldviews Deal With Six Different QuestionsWhat is ultimate reality?

    What is a human being?

    What happens to a person at death?

    How do we know anything at all?

    How do we know what is right and wrong?

    What is the meaning of history?

  • A Worldview. Is Like A CarIt helps us get around the Universe

    You dont have to know everything about it for it to be useful

    You can inherit it from the people around you

    If you are not aware of yours, you can be coerced very easily

    Knowing more about yours can help you know the merits of your particular worldview

    A bad one will get you no where and you will feel frustrated

  • Characteristic of a Good WorldviewMust be internally consistent (Doesnt contradict itself)

    Is able to comprehend the data of reality (It explains the real world [reasonibly well] without becoming inconsistent.)

    Should explain what it claims to be.

    Should be subjectively satisfying.

    (It must provide satisfaction in the worldview holder.)

    Consider this cartoon. What is going on? Can a monster snorkel keep this child safe from what it claims it can? Even if the parent think it can? How is Post- Modern culture like this cartoon? How is modern culture like this cartoon?*