Wednesday, March 02, 2005

What is a WORLDVIEW?

  1. Construct that one view's the activities and happenings through
  2. Prism or Lens by which one can interpret the world
  3. Perspective based on certain assumptions that define the world, people, nature, the cosmos

Dr. James Sire states in his new book, Naming the Elephant, "A worldview is a set of presuppositions (assumptions which may be true, partially true or entirely false) which we hold (consciously or subconsciously, consistently or inconsistently) about the basic makeup of our world."

(I'll get into Truth and Falsehood in a later post)

For a more definitive review of Worldview, read several titles by Dr. James Sire. He introduced me to worldview thinking when I was a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy (Yes, we actually discussed Philosophy and Religion there!).

David Naugle addresses the history of worldview, Nancy Pearcey wrote a book called Total Truth, which highlights the problem with seperating Christian Worldview from public discourse.


At 12:05 PM, Blogger Cal said...

For a definitive look at Worldviews, refer to:

The Universe Next Door
Dr. James Sire


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