An Introduction to Christian Worldview: Pursuing God's Perspective in a Pluralistic World
Everyone has a worldview. A worldview is the lens through which we interpret the cosmos and our lives in it. A worldview answers the big questions of life: What is our nature? What is our world? What is our problem?...
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Everyone has a worldview. A worldview is the lens through which we interpret the cosmos and our lives in it. A worldview answers the big questions of life: What is our nature? What is our world? What is our problem? What is our End?As Anderson, Clark, and Naugle point out, our worldview cannot simply be reduced to a series of rational beliefs. We are creatures of story, and the kinds of stories we tell reveal important things about our worldview.Part of being a thoughtful Christian means being able to understand and express the Christian worldview as well as developing an awareness of the variety of worldviews. An Introduction to Christian Worldview takes you further into answering questions such as:Why do worldviews matter?What characterizes a Christian worldview?How can we analyze and describe a worldview? What are the most common secular and religious worldviews?Well organized, clearly written, and featuring aids for learning, An Introduction to Christian Worldview is the essential text for either the classroom or for self-study.
David K. Naugle (Ph.D.,University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, Th. D. in Systematic and Biblical Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary) is chair and professor of philosophy at Dallas Baptist University. He is also the author of Worldview: The History of a Concept (Eerdmans), selected as a 2003 Christianity Today Book of the Year and Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness. Professor Naugle is famous for moving from Dallas Theological Seminary dispensationalism to embracing a reformed, covenantal theology.
- Introduction: Worldview Matterspart One: Introducing Worldview1. What Is Worldview?2. The Importance And Impact Of Worldview3. Worldview Analysispart Two: Contours Of Christian Worldview4. The Narrative Contours Of A Christian Worldview5. The Propositional Contours Of A Christian Worldview6. Testing A Christian Worldviewpart Three: Analyzing Worldviews7. Western Philosophical Alternatives (deism, Naturalism, Postmodernism)8. Global Religious Alternatives (hinduism, Islam)9. Conclusion