A Spectrum of Worldviews

A Spectrum of Worldviews

Introduction A Cosmic - Immanent Worldview Cosmic - Emptiness Brahman as Being and Person The Creator as Person Conclusion .. 153 153 155 158 166 173 177 8. ... 247 A Spectrum of Worldviews and Transcendence .... 251 11.

Author: Hendrik M. Vroom

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042020466

Category: Philosophy

Page: 356

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This book is an introduction to philosophy of religion from the perspective of a religiously pluralistic culture. It explores how comparative theology and philosophy of religion can move beyond the dead-end roads of relativism and exclusivism.
Categories: Philosophy

Religion and Worldviews

Religion and Worldviews

humanity, and history. . . conceptual system is critical. . thinking of a worldview in terms of a basic (Samples 2017: 688) e literature on worldviews typically focuses on propositional beliefs 'about the nature of reality ...

Author: L. Philip Barnes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000641288

Category: Education

Page: 165

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Religion and Worldviews: The Triumph of the Secular in Religious Education provides the first serious analysis and review of the Commission on Religious Education’s proposed worldviews framework for the subject. It argues that religious education has an important contribution to make to the aims of liberal education and examines whether the shift to a worldview framework is capable of overcoming current weaknesses and initiating a new positive direction for the future. Chapters explore the role of worldviews in Religious Education, covering key debates including: Whether there is need for new legislation on RE The nature of professionalism and the role of ‘experts’ The extent to which there is educational value in study of the personal worldviews of students The role of the religious voice in RE The relation of religions to religious worldviews The aims of RE The relationship between the state and religion Consideration of the nature of a worldview The personal reflections of a member of the Commission on its proposals. The chapters provide all that is necessary to understand and to evaluate the current debate on the appropriateness of a worldviews approach to RE. Bringing together leading names in the field, this is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers of Religious Education, RE advisers and schools’ leaders responsible for curriculum development.
Categories: Education

Worldview 101

Worldview 101

A spectrum: extremes in worldview. There is a left, and there is a right. In the middle of the left and right is a moderate position placed equally between them. Take the matter of gender. In many species, including our own, ...

Author: Michael Jean Nystrom-Schut

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781418465704

Category: Self-Help

Page: 260

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In truth, just about anyone of us can scribble out a book about personal answers to the many questions of life. Worldview 101, or, What is most basic and true to my own reality as a human upon the earth? is my own response to a number of different concerns and issues in life. You might think of this writing as a personal Platos handbook, a general set of responses to the many questions of life. As its writer, it is only a part of the representation of my most current worldview (I say current because how we see the world is always in a state of movement). Concerning the book, as you read it, do so with the approach that you are first taking into account my way of seeing things, thinking about it, and then re-shaping more of how you personally view things. See if you relate to we think this, or we came to know that. If you do, adopt the idea as your own. If not, move on. In picking and choosing your position on the issues presented here, you will probably come to know more of what you are all about more of what you know you know. And what will that do? It will give you a perspective in higher thought which is a good sort of perspective to possess. This, you can hopefully use to govern your own life more personally. It can be very difficult to acclimate to this world of ours. Perhaps the thoughts in this book will help change or reshape your overall acclimation to life for the better. Knowing more never really stops. If life is meant for anything, for some reason that we dont really know about, it seems meant for us to learn more about being. In the end, it is this being part of us that relays a story. It also tells to others in our world who and what we are or were. Our lives are personal narratives, and play out as such for each of us. Life speaks to our innermost parts; what is it saying to you? We can hear the messages if we listen carefully.
Categories: Self-Help

Science Worldviews and Education

Science  Worldviews and Education

Hence, a penetrating understanding of scientific method is the gateway to a clear and balanced perspective on science and worldviews. This paper reviews the broad spectrum of opinions on science's worldview import expressed by ...

Author: Michael Matthews

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048127795

Category: Science

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.
Categories: Science

Diversity and Education

Diversity and Education

Diversity per se does not cause social conflicts but is a lens through which narratives of assertion and denial of diversity claims become causes of social conflicts across a spectrum of worldviews. As observed in Chapter 1, ...

Author: Michael Vavrus

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807756058

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Categories: Education

The Worldview of the Word of Faith Movement Eden Redeemed

The Worldview of the Word of Faith Movement  Eden Redeemed

fruitfully to analyze complex religious movements—and several of the worldview dynamics encountered in those studies ... 456); how a person can move on a spectrum of beliefs yet remain within the same worldview, as in Paul's revision of ...

Author: Mikael Stenhammar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567703453

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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This volume approaches the Word of Faith as a worldview, and analyses the movement through N. T. Wright's model for worldview-analysis in order to provide necessary nuance and complexity to scholarly interpretations of the Word of Faith. The reader receives insights into the movement's narrative, semiotic, practical and propositional dimensions, which cumulatively offer a multifaceted understanding of how the Word of Faith interprets reality and engages with the world. The analysis shows that there is a narrative core to Word of Faith beliefs in the form of a unique theological story with focus set on the present restoration of Eden's authority and blessings. This study demonstrates how the Word of Faith operates as a distinct worldview that parses the world through the lens of faith's causative power to affect a direct correspondence between present reality and Eden's perfection. The findings advance a critical and therapeutic approach that acknowledges how the worldview both strengthens and subverts Pentecostalism.
Categories: Religion

Why Politics Needs Religion

Why Politics Needs Religion

In free societies, worldviews have ways of promoting themselves through spokespersons, publications, institutions, interest groups and so on. ... These three important issues are often confused by people from all sides of the spectrum.

Author: Brendan Sweetman

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830877751

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Can relligion and politics mix? Many voices reply, "No way!" Yet in this provocative and timely book, Brendan Sweetman argues against this charge and the various sophisticated arguments that support it. As we witness the clash of religious and secular worldviews he claims that our pluralistic democratic society will be best served when the faith elements of secularism are acknowledged and the rational elements of religious arguments are allowed to inform the momentous debates taking place in the public square. In fact, Sweetman contends that "politics needs religion if it is to be truly democratic, concerned with fairness among worldviews, equality and a vigorous public discussion."
Categories: Religion

Purity and Worldview in the Epistle of James

Purity and Worldview in the Epistle of James

4 and 16, though conveyed in a less systematic fashion) impurity. For Wright, these two categories of ritual impurity76 are systematically interconnected in a spectrum of graded impurity ranging from least to most severe.

Author: Darian Lockett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567114747

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Arguing against restricting the meaning of purity language to the individual moral sphere (as many commentaries do), the central argument of Purity and Worldview in the Epistle of James is that purity language both articulates and constructs the worldview in James's epistle. Lockett offers a taxonomy of purity language, applied as a heuristic guide to understand the function of purity and pollution in the epistle. Through this analysis the study concludes that James is not calling for sectarian separation, but rather demonstrates a degree of cultural accommodation while calling forth specific socio-cultural boundaries between the readers and the world.
Categories: Religion

Challenging Gender Inequality in Tax Policy Making

Challenging Gender Inequality in Tax Policy Making

Although one end of a worldview spectrum generally dominates in an individual, a person may also have traits characteristic of the other view. An egalitarian, for instance, may have some hierarchist views. Moreover, certain worldviews ...

Author: Kim Brooks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847316547

Category: Law

Page: 318

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This volume takes a critical look at the gender of tax policy around the world. Contributors based in eight different countries examine the profound effects that gender norms and practices have had in shaping tax law and policy, and how taxation in turn impacts upon the possibilities for equality along gender, race, class, sexuality and other lines. Chapters explore how the gendered fiscal state might be theorised; how structural choices about rates and bases in tax policy design contribute to gender inequality; how tax policy affects family configurations and perceptions of what constitutes family; how fiscal systems impact on savings and wealth accumulation by women and men; and the role of different policy-making processes and institutions in occluding and sometimes challenging these patterns. Most significantly, perhaps, the book explores these questions in an international frame, traversing countries and continents. The conclusion: fiscal policy has deep rooted, long standing gender implications that affect virtually every aspect of our social, political, and economic lives whether we live in Canada, Australia or Kenya.
Categories: Law

Worldviews of Aspiring Powers

Worldviews of Aspiring Powers

She identifies the following seven categories on a spectrum of national selfimages which then inform foreign policy preferences: Western (liberal internationalist), Western (democratic developmentalist), statist (statist ...

Author: Henry R. Nau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199985999

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Worldviews of Aspiring Powers provides a serious study of the domestic foreign policy debates in five world powers who have gained more influence as the US's has waned: China, Japan, India, Russia and Iran. Featuring a leading regional scholar for each essay, each essay identifies the most important domestic schools of thought--nationalists, realists, globalists, idealists/exceptionalists--and connects them to the historical and institutional sources that fuel each nation's foreign policy experience. While scholars have applied this approach to US foreign policy, this book is the first to track the competing schools of foreign policy thought within five of the world's most important rising powers. Concise and systematic, Worldviews of Aspiring Powers will serve as both an essential resource for foreign policy scholars trying to understand international power transitions and as a text for courses that focus on the same.
Categories: Political Science