After Worldview

These collected essays represent a communal attempt, by some of the foremost North American worldview scholars, to respond to some of the pressing questions surrounding the many-sided concept that worldview has become in contemporary ...

After Worldview

Author: J. Matthew Bonzo

Publisher: Dordt Coll Press

ISBN: 9780932914743

Page: 131

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These collected essays represent a communal attempt, by some of the foremost North American worldview scholars, to respond to some of the pressing questions surrounding the many-sided concept that worldview has become in contemporary Christian discourse. Is worldview too modern a concept? Is it too static a way of considering reality? Is it overly intellectual and an invitation for apologetic abuse? Is it hindering more than helping the enterprise of Christian education to use worldview as the point of integration? These and many other questions are wrestled with in these essays. By looking at both the historical development of the term, its present uses and abuses, and possible future alterations, the thinkers in After Worldview have created a foundational conversation and suggested many intriguing ways to revivify this crucial idea from the deadening effects of over-exposure and under-contemplation. These essays provide serious Christian scholarship in an inviting tone, that wonder and suggests, rather than declares, the good aims and good ends that worldview engagement can and should offer to the Body of Christ.

After the Natural Law

The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others.

After the Natural Law

Author: John Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1621640175

Page: 306

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The "natural law" worldview developed over the course of almost two thousand years beginning with Plato and Aristotle and culminating with St. Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century. This tradition holds that the world is ordered, intelligible and good, that there are objective moral truths which we can know and that human beings can achieve true happiness only by following our inborn nature, which draws us toward our own perfection. Most accounts of the natural law are based on a God-centered understanding of the world. After the Natural Law traces this tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and then describes how and why modern philosophers such as Descartes, Locke and Hobbes began to chip away at this foundation. The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others. Without a theory of natural law, these values lose their coherence: we literally cannot make sense of them given the assumptions of modern philosophy. Part I of the book traces the development of natural law theory from Plato and Aristotle through the crowning achievement of Thomas Aquinas. Part II explores how modern philosophers have systematically chipped away at the only coherent foundation for these values. As a result, our most important moral and political ideals today are incoherent. Modern political and moral thinkers have been led either to dilute the meaning of such terms as freedom or the moral good – or abandon these ideas altogether. Thus, modern philosophy and political thought are leading us either toward anarchy or totalitarianism. The conclusion, entitled "Why God Matters", shows how even the philosophical assumptions of the natural law depend on a personal God.

After the Natural Law

The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others.

After the Natural Law

Author: John Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 168149700X

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The "natural law" worldview developed over the course of almost two thousand years beginning with Plato and Aristotle and culminating with St. Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century. This tradition holds that the world is ordered, intelligible and good, that there are objective moral truths which we can know and that human beings can achieve true happiness only by following our inborn nature, which draws us toward our own perfection. Most accounts of the natural law are based on a God-centered understanding of the world. After the Natural Law traces this tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and then describes how and why modern philosophers such as Descartes, Locke and Hobbes began to chip away at this foundation. The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others. Without a theory of natural law, these values lose their coherence: we literally cannot make sense of them given the assumptions of modern philosophy. Part I of the book traces the development of natural law theory from Plato and Aristotle through the crowning achievement of Thomas Aquinas. Part II explores how modern philosophers have systematically chipped away at the only coherent foundation for these values. As a result, our most important moral and political ideals today are incoherent. Modern political and moral thinkers have been led either to dilute the meaning of such terms as freedom or the moral good – or abandon these ideas altogether. Thus, modern philosophy and political thought are leading us either toward anarchy or totalitarianism. The conclusion, entitled "Why God Matters", shows how even the philosophical assumptions of the natural law depend on a personal God.

The Worldview Theme Song Book

This book will help you explore and better understand your worldview- especially the feelings behind it.

The Worldview Theme Song Book

Author: Stephen P. Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780962734946

Page: 124

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This book will help you explore and better understand your worldview- especially the feelings behind it. After sketching what goes on in your brain as you think (T), feel (F), join (J), and do (D), it presents eighty-one themes that worldviews can be built around. While each is described with words and quantitative measures-TFJD codes, and emotional volatility indices (VI) -it's the eighty-one new songs accompanying them that steal the show. The songs (based on popular favorites, with annotations / comments) will make you laugh, inspire you, comfort you, educate you, provoke you, and amaze you! After providing insights that will help you cope with own feelings, and reporting on what neuroscientists are finding as they probe such topics as how the conceptual frameworks behind our worldviews are built, and human consciousness itself, the book ends in entertaining, thought-provoking fashion. After presenting a modern version of the ancient I Ching oracle that you'll enjoy consulting with your questions, the book brings the very personal tale it tells throughout-with song lyrics & text-to a wildly improbable, worldview shaking, musically inspired climax. Best of all: Not only is this a love story-it's a true story!

A Survey of Worldview Understanding of Immigrant Chinese Christian Adults in the U S

ABSTRACT: The aim of this dissertation is to explore the worldview of Chinese immigrant Christian adults in the United States.

A Survey of Worldview Understanding of Immigrant Chinese Christian Adults in the U S

Author: Paul Kwai-Fat Chow

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 240

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ABSTRACT: The aim of this dissertation is to explore the worldview of Chinese immigrant Christian adults in the United States. The project will seek to discern whether Chinese immigrant Christian adults will demonstrate an increase in understanding of a Christian worldview as a result of a twelve-week course designed to teach Christian and competing worldviews. Since worldview is closely related to knowledge, other research questions relating to knowledge will also be focused on, such as: (1) Is there any correlation between the understanding of worldview before and after the administration of the worldview curriculum to the Chinese immigrant Christian adults? (2) Is there any correlation between the understanding that knowledge is approximately "justified true belief" and the worldview of Chinese immigrant Christian adults? (3) Is there any correlation between the understanding that Christianity is a system of knowledge and the worldview of Chinese immigrant Christian adults? In order to answer these questions, this research adopted James Sire's definition of worldview, specifically the seven "Life's Big Questions" that Sire suggests every worldview has to address. A worldview survey was designed according to Sire's seven "Life's Big Questions" and a twelve-week Christian worldview Sunday school curriculum was also designed and conducted at a local Chinese Baptist Church. All of the participants in this class took the worldview survey voluntarily prior to taking the first iv session of the course and took the same survey again at the end of the last session of the course. The results of these two surveys were then analyzed. The results of this thesis-project revealed that the Chinese immigrant Christian adult participants did gain an increased understanding of the Christian worldview as a result of the curriculum, as demonstrated by their responses to the surveys based on Sire's seven "Life's Big Questions." The results of this research also showed that there is a moderate positive correlation between the understanding of worldview before and after the administration of the worldview curriculum to the Chinese immigrant Christian adults, particularly in the areas of knowledge, ethics, postmodernism, and naturalism. Furthermore, the results also indicated that the participants not only agreed that knowledge can affect a person's worldview, but also concurred that Christianity is a system of knowledge.

My Worldview

In his book Winfried Schlotter gives a personal answer to the existential questions of man, taking into account the current state of scientific knowledge.

My Worldview

Author: Winfried Schlotter

Publisher: Novum Publishing

ISBN: 9783990646069

Page: 90

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In his book Winfried Schlotter gives a personal answer to the existential questions of man, taking into account the current state of scientific knowledge. How he arrives at a religious, especially Christian worldview in the search for truth is explained step by step.

Modern Science Proves Intelligent Design

The book discusses the mystical beauty and elegant complexity of the entire design that modern science has actually discovered, from the bizarre choreography of the subatomic world to the necessity and beauty of consciousness, our mental ...

Modern Science Proves Intelligent Design

Author: Ken Pedersen

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480863378

Page: 296

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Modern science has proven that reality is precisely designed to use a multilayered network of information processing systems to sculpt an immortal force we call energy into intelligent beings. You are this immortal force bought to life as the ultimate information processing system to perceive, explore and revel in the beauty of this design. Science has proven that both the physical and mental dimensions of reality are information processing systems from top to bottom. These layers of interlocking information processing systems are so complex, intricate and precise that it can easily be shown that it is mathematically impossible that this magnificent design could be the result of a series of incredibly fortunate random accidents. The book discusses the mystical beauty and elegant complexity of the entire design that modern science has actually discovered, from the bizarre choreography of the subatomic world to the necessity and beauty of consciousness, our mental “superpowers” and the glory of the mental dimension that we create and inhabit. Faced with this scientific proof of intelligent design atheists have scrambled to protect their worldview. They have had to totally abandon our scientific knowledgebase and are currently hiding behind a diversionary smokescreen they have dreamt up that ridiculously claims that “everything happens somewhere” in an infinity of other universes that they have imagined. The author, who had been an atheist for most of his life, presents a compelling, easy to read argument that all of modern science’s evidence describes an intelligently designed multilayered information processing system with a beautiful purpose, you.

The Worldview and Thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni Ptolemy of Lucca

His increasing defence of self-government clashed with hierocracy, and since his mature political thought shifted much of the salvational work to the city ...

The Worldview and Thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni  Ptolemy of Lucca

Author: James M. Blythe

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN:

Page: 276

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Tolomeo Fiadoni (1236-1327) was one of the most important political theorists and historians of the Middle Ages. He was central to developing a theory for the practices of Northern Italian republicanism and was hostile to kingship, portraying it as despotic and inappropriate for virtuous and freedom-loving people. He was the first writer to compare Aristotle's examples of Greek mixed constitutions - Sparta, Crete, and Carthage - with the Roman Republic, the ancient Hebrew polity, the Church, and medieval communes, yet he remained a staunch defender of the absolute secular and spiritual monarchy of the pope. Blythe explores various tensions in Tolomeo's work that are often overlooked in scholarly treatments of him, and which derive from cultural preconceptions and the diverse influences on him: Aristotle, Augustine, apologists for papal power, his life in the Dominican Order, his educational experience with Thomas Aquinas, and his social position as a member of Northern Italy's ruling class. These factors exerted contradictory influences on Tolomeo and led him to a sometimes unsuccessful intellectual struggle for consistency. This book is the first full-length study of Tolomeo's thought and it gives full consideration not only to the political writings for which he is most known, but also to his historical and exegetical works. It is the companion to The Life and Works of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca).

The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview

John Newport delivers a comprehensive study of the impact of New Age beliefs on contemporary culture - and on Christianity itself - while also offering an effective, biblical antidote to today's worldview crisis.

The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview

Author: John P. Newport

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802844309

Page: 614

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John Newport delivers a comprehensive study of the impact of New Age beliefs on contemporary culture - and on Christianity itself - while also offering an effective, biblical antidote to today's worldview crisis. After first surveying the historical development of the New Age worldview, from ancient times through important tendencies in nineteenth-century America to recent Far Eastern influences, Newport explores in depth eleven key areas of the New Age worldview and contrasts each area of belief with the traditional biblical worldview.

Jeanne Guyon s Christian Worldview

Following the law brings us death. if we hope to acquire this perfection through the law, we make the death of Jesus Christ in vain, since he died so that ...

Jeanne Guyon s Christian Worldview

Author: Jeanne de la Mothe Guyon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 153260498X

Page: 116

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In seventeenth-century France, Jeanne Guyon wrote about God, “I loved him, and I burned with his fire because I loved him, and I loved him in such a way that I could love only him, but in loving him I had no motive save himself.” She called this the pure love of God. Guyon traveled throughout Europe teaching others how to pray and her books became popular bestsellers. She expressed her Christian faith that Jesus Christ lives within our interior life. As Guyon became increasingly popular, the church and state authorities used the power of the Roman Catholic Inquisition and arrested her, charging her with heresy. Guyon spent nearly ten years incarcerated, including five years in the Bastille, from 1698–1703. Finally the state authorities judged her innocent. After her release, she lived in Blois on the Loire River and welcomed visitors from Europe and the New World who talked with her about the Christian faith. This is the first English translation of Guyon’s Commentaries on Galatians, Ephesians, and Colossians with Explanations and Reflections on the Interior Life.

Wisdom from Rural Java

Secondly, the basic concept of the worldview guides the wong pinter on the pattern of life both in society, self-control, keeping not to hurt others, and care about the hassles of others.

Wisdom from Rural Java

Author: Sartini

Publisher: UGM PRESS

ISBN: 6023864325

Page: 268

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This study illustrates the strong relationship between world views and ethical values that are embedded in the lives ofa group of people called wong pinter. Some notes on the results of the study show the following points. First, on the basis of the categories of worldviews studied (classification, causality, space, time, and self-others relation), it is found that the concept of classification is not strong enough. The concept of space is also not sufficiently patterned, in contrast to the findings of the concept of space on the Ainu people, the people of Bali and Yogyakarta. Wong pinter describes the concept of space in relation to the existence of non-human beings. The concept oftime is explained in more detail. Some of the views about time are intended to discipline and self-control. On the self-other concept, God becomes the most important element in His status as the Almighty. The selfis a common creature that interacts with other humans and non-human beings. Horizontally, the worldview of wong pinter pivots on the ethical elements of the relationship between God's creatures that synergize and create harmony so as to create a comfortable and peaceful life. Secondly, the basic concept of the worldview guides the wong pinter on the pattern of life both in society, self-control, keeping not to hurt others, and care about the hassles of others. Therefore, they are regarded as people who behave nobly and become role models in society. Thirdly, even though the wong pinterhas some abilities that are relatively similar to the abilities of the shamans (comrnon dukun) that have been mentioned by most researchers but the behavior of wong pinter is different from and even contradict the general characteristics of the dukun. Fourth, this study enriches the study of the concept of space, time, causality, and self-other relationships. This study also explicitly revise the theories that generalize the understanding and characteristics of dukun or wong pinter which has been widely associated with witchcraft, money, and worldly pragmatic goals.

Notes on Consciousness

'This vintage of an expanded worldview is a concise sketch of 'realizable' new ways, both individually and collectively, or, in a more expanded formulation, a new worldview that reinstitutes real morality principles instead of the fake ...

Notes on Consciousness

Author: Peter Fritz Walter

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517348588

Page: 88

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'Notes on Consciousness: Elements of an Integrative Worldview (Scholarly Articles, Vol. 15)' is not an article in the classical sense, but rather, an intuitive summary of all of the author's nonfiction books. Its paradigmatic style and authoritative diction have not little in common with Nietzsche's 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra.' This vintage of an expanded worldview is a concise sketch of 'realizable' new ways, both individually and collectively, or, in a more expanded formulation, a new worldview that reinstitutes real morality principles instead of the fake morality that postmodern international consumer culture practices as an upside-down worldview where all the real values have been twisted into a consumerist persecutor paradigm that gives the state more and more control over the individual. The emphasis here is on the integrative aspect, as we have so many fragmented views and opinions in our society. What we need are integrative and holistic solutions for the future. This includes all possible aspects of a holistic perspective in order to melt them into an organic whole. The author has widely profited, in his own spiritual development, from channeled literature and from his own dream visions, from meticulous scientific observation and research, and from his various art activities. All these vectors are needed to bring about a truly synergistic and integrative regard on life and living. This condensed integrated intuitive pamphlet is the result of more than twenty years of both intellectual and artistic pursuit combined with meditation and comparative religious studies, and not to forget, the integration of the whole body of esoteric and channeled literature that was produced by humanity throughout the ages and that the author has meticulously studied since the 1970s.

Science Worldviews and Education

This book has its origins in a special issue of the journal Science & Education (Volume 18 Numbers 6–7, 2009).

Science  Worldviews and Education

Author: Michael Matthews

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048127793

Page: 345

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This book has its origins in a special issue of the journal Science & Education (Volume 18 Numbers 6–7, 2009). The essay by Costas Skordoulis – ‘Science and Worldviews in the Marxist Tradition’ – did not appear in that special issue due to a mistake in production scheduling. It was published in an earlier issue of the journal (Volume 17 Number 6, 2008), but has been included in this book version of the special issue. As explained in the Introduction, the catalyst for the journal special issue was the essay on ‘Science, Worldviews and Education’ submitted to the journal by Hugh G. Gauch Jr. This was circulated to the other contributors who were asked to write their own contribution in the light of the arguments and literature contained in the paper. Hugh made brief ‘Responses and Clari?cations’ after the papers were written. However the Tanis Edis article on Islam and my own article on Priestley were processed too late to bene?t from Hugh’s appraisal. The journal is associated with the International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Group which was formed in 1987. The group stages biennial international conferences and occasional regional conferences (details can be found at www. ihpst. org). The group, though the journal, conferences, and its electronic newsletter (at www. ihpst.

The Effect of Meditation on Death thought Accessibility and Worldview Defense in Response to Mortality Salience

Research suggests that people typically respond to reminders of their own death by suppressing death-related thoughts and becoming more negative in their attitudes to people who criticize their worldview.

The Effect of Meditation on Death thought Accessibility and Worldview Defense in Response to Mortality Salience

Author: Young Chin Park

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 74

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Research suggests that people typically respond to reminders of their own death by suppressing death-related thoughts and becoming more negative in their attitudes to people who criticize their worldview. However, research has found that there is great variability in one’s reaction to reminders of death. The present study investigated the effect of a brief meditation on the way mortality salience affects death-thought accessibility (DTA) and worldview defense. One hundred twenty-nine adult novice meditators in the US were randomly assigned to either no-meditation or meditation groups, followed by a mortality salience (MS) or neutral prime. DTA was measured both immediately after MS and again after a delay, after which worldview defense was measured. Results showed that for the no-meditation condition, MS led to initial suppression and a delayed increase in DTA, and greater worldview defense. However, participants in the meditation condition did not respond to MS with increased worldview defense or suppression of death thoughts. Moderated mediation analyses showed that MS led to greater death-thought rebounds following suppression, which in turn increased worldview defense only among participants in the no-meditation condition. These relationships were moderated by meditation training, with meditation training completely eliminating the MS effects on both DTA and worldview defense. Possible explanations were discussed for these findings.

A Claim for a True Worldview

A Case For A True Worldview.

A Claim for a True Worldview

Author: Victor Leinonen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780645059304

Page: 262

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A Case For A True Worldview. The Case for a True Worldview is a historical study of Finland's 500-year History to prove what a morally True Worldview looks like, what it is, and how it can be attained. Also presenting evidence of the immoral and erroneous Worldview.There are over 500 years of documented European History, immoral Worldviews. The anarchy, rebellion, lawlessness, dubiousness, violation of human rights, war crimes, atrocities, despotism, and genocide. Why is the last 120-year European History so destructive and abhorrently violent?A similar question can be asked about water, why are large waves, floods, and Tsunamis so destructive? They are destructive because of the out of control momentum of a large mass of water. Water can be put into motion in various ways by the elements of nature that release a powerful water mass momentum. The power of water can also be harnessed and channeled into a productive generation of energy. People are motivated and moved by information; many individual people do not know or have considered a well defined True Worldview. Therefore when they join a momentum, they have no idea whether it will develop into a wave, out of control flood, or destructive Tsunami. Out of control, people's movements in the last 120 years, History has always been mindless and devastatingly destructive. Because the people movement or leaders were not conforming to principles of the Natural Law. Rebellion and anarchy is no way to make the World a better place. The World's root problem is individual people that do not conform to the principles of the Spirit of the Natural Law.The wheel cannot be reinvented after it was discovered. The Ten instructions were given to Moses on Mount Sinai some 3460 years ago. That was a revelation of eternal Laws on the planet earth for human beings made in the image of the Creator of Life. A Case For A True Worldview Book provided clear evidence from the last one hundred twenty years of History that individual people are the cause of destruction. People who do not submit to the moral law principles are the cause of the most destructive damage to humanity. The root cause of destruction is evident. But the counter-arguments against the real revelation are devilish mirrors that lead to endless labyrinths and confusion of the mind. Therefore, they are not controlled by the intelligent mind, for a coherent True Worldview based on moral principles, the rule of law, and true justice. Instead, they are driven by other natural human base motivating drivers. Disconnection in understanding, hypothetical human camps part ways over time. In the worst-case scenario in their own space, conjure up a Worldview according to their convenience. It may be motivated by bitterness, hatred, lust, revenge, or a human lust for conquest over others, while mindless disconnect for moral values and human rights for life, liberty, and property. The vehemently opposing sides with opposing arguments are separated by the construction of their Worldview. When confronted by a more massive nation, the smaller groups of people appeal to the principles of the Spirit of the Natural Law.The more aggressive nation have often spent decades building up their military for the specific purpose of muscling their way against the weaker nations. The evident Worldview conflict then becomes a battle for Worldview domination. Again, the core problem is found at the information level of their Worldview. The idea, the objectives, their motivation, and their understanding of a Worldview. Is it coherent with the Ten instructions given to Moses and the people of Israel 3460 + years ago?

How Humankind Created Science

This book’s purpose is to investigate these questions. It leads the reader through the stories behind major scientific advancements and their theories, as well as explaining associated examples and hypotheses.

How Humankind Created Science

Author: Falin Chen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030431355

Page: 582

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The development of science has been an ideological struggle that lasted over three millennia. At and after the times of the Babylonian Empire, however, the pace of scientific evolution was painfully slow. This situation changed after Copernicus kick-started the Scientific Revolution with his heliocentric theory. Newton’s law of universal gravitation transformed natural philosophy, previously focused on mythology and abstract philosophical thinking, into an orderly and rational physical science. Einstein’s redefinition of space and time revealed a new and central principle of the Universe, paving the way for the huge amounts of energy held deep inside physical matter to be released. To this day, many of the our known physical theories represent an accumulation of changing knowledge over the long course of scientific history. But what kind of changes did the scientists see? What questions did they address? What methods did they use? What difficulties did they encounter? And what kind of persecution might they have faced on the road to discovering these beautiful, sometimes almost mystical, ideas? This book’s purpose is to investigate these questions. It leads the reader through the stories behind major scientific advancements and their theories, as well as explaining associated examples and hypotheses. Over the course of the journey, readers will come to understand the way scientists explore nature and how scientific theories are applied to natural phenomena and every-day technology.