After Worldview

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 ...

Author: J. Matthew Bonzo

Publisher: Dordt Coll Press

ISBN: 0932914748

Category: Religion

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.
Categories: Religion

After the Natural Law

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.

Author: John Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781621640172

Category: Philosophy

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.
Categories: Philosophy

After the Natural Law

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.

Author: John Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681497006

Category: Religion

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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.
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Worldview Teacher s Resource Book 3 With Audio CD and Testgen CD

Worldview Teacher s Resource Book 3  With Audio CD and Testgen CD

AFTER I can cook a three - course meal for friends and family without worrying . -
- 1 U 1 I 1 . . . Role card B Marian Severa AFTER I can enjoy my job now . I ' m
able to give talks and presentations to large audiences . BEFORE • I get nervous
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Author: M Rost

Publisher:

ISBN: 0131182781

Category: English language

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Categories: English language

Worldview

Worldview

... El Salvador , Haiti , Mexico , OAS , Trinidad - Tobago Law , U . S . Laws and
Liberties ( Under Cover ) , Oct : 2 Ten Years After Mylai ( Excursus ) , Oct : 10 - 11
Libya Anschluss in the Sahara , May : 5 - 6 Literary Perspectives American Poetry
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ISBN: PSU:000066474197

Category: Christian sociology

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Categories: Christian sociology

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

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.

Author: Paul Kwai-Fat Chow

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:858948949

Category: Chinese Americans

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.
Categories: Chinese Americans

After Mormonism What

After Mormonism  What

Author: Latayne Colvett Scott

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 0801083508

Category: Religion

Page: 139

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Categories: Religion

The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview

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.

Author: John P. Newport

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802844308

Category: Religion

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.
Categories: Religion

The Worldview Theme Song Book

The Worldview Theme Song Book

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

Author: Stephen P. Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: 0962734942

Category: Self-Help

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!
Categories: Self-Help

My Worldview

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.

Author: Winfried Schlotter

Publisher: Novum Publishing

ISBN: 3990646060

Category:

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.
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Modern Science Proves Intelligent Design

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 ...

Author: Ken Pedersen

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480863378

Category: Religion

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.
Categories: Religion

Comparative Civilizations Review

Comparative Civilizations Review

Since 1600 , the West had borrowed and adapted from a number of Chinese
Archetypal Exemplars . With the Eastern seeds fertilized in Western soil , creative
Europeans and Americans after 1800 renewed the Western worldview . Yet , to ...

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ISBN: IND:30000046350470

Category: Comparative civilization

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Categories: Comparative civilization

Pledges of Jubilee

Pledges of Jubilee

The Archimedean Point Seerveld , like Rookmaaker , concentrates his attention
on the study of worldviews , a common Neo - Calvinian practice since Kuyper ' s
famous Stone Lectures . 45 But as we shall see , worldview analysis may pose ...

Author: Lambert Zuidervaart

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015038433739

Category: Religion

Page: 354

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Produced in honor of Calvin G. Seerveld, this volume highlights Seerveld's legacy as a scholar, teacher, and cultural leader even as it breaks new ground in the fields of cultural theory and aesthetics. The introduction discusses the importance of Seerveld's contributions to the study of the arts and culture, summarizes the essays in this collection, and relates them to themes in Seerveld's work. The volume's fourteen essays extend Seerveld's efforts to new areas and probe the traditions on which his efforts rely. An open letter from Nicholas Wolterstorff and a bibliography of Seerveld's writings begin and conclude the volume. The essays in Part I (Cultural Theory) test the fruitfulness of Seerveld's aesthetic theory for fields of study that have opened in recent years: popular culture, performace art, computer imagery, and the "new art history." The essays in Part II (Philosophical Dialogue) give testimony to the close and engaged reading of philosophical texts that characterizes Seerveld's teaching and scholarship. The essays in Part III (Cultural Critique) provide lively, focused, and reflective commentaries of the sort for which Seerveld is admired. The essays in Part IV (Religious Art) exemplify Seerveld's passion for renewing and reclaiming the artistic heritage of Christianity, especially within the Reformed tradition.
Categories: Religion

Homeland Dilemmas After State Socialism

Homeland Dilemmas After State Socialism

socialist country anti - Semitism ( sic ) was our worldview — that ' s still not
acknowledged . . . . But this stinking , saturated , fat - fed society of the Federal
Republic of Germany — I ' m doing very well here . And one can easily lose sight
of that ...

Author: Jeremy Brooke Straughn

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056818910

Category: Germany (East)

Page: 526

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Categories: Germany (East)

Law After Auschwitz

Law After Auschwitz

more “ morally ” or “ politically ” acceptable because it now operated within an
overarching “ Aryan ” or volkisch worldview and politics . That we do not
understand or accept the morality or ethical validity of this perception or the
legalization of ...

Author: David Fraser

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060883439

Category: Law

Page: 451

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The idea of Nazi law is, for many lawyers, an oxymoron. Today, law under the National Socialist regime continues to be portrayed and understood as the ultimate perversion of legality and the Holocaust as the inevitable result of the collapse of the rule of law. This book offers important insights into the ways in which our understanding of the Holocaust and of the law have been built upon mutually reinforcing but erroneous constructions of the two. Fraser argues that the Holocaust is best understood, or at least studied, not as a point of lawless, criminal disjuncture with law, but as offering remarkable points of commonality and continuity with the law, with legality as understood at the time, and with law as we understand and practice it today.Law After Auschwitz studies law and lawyers under Nazi rule, the jurisprudence of Nazi law, and the reception of Nazi law by contemporary legal scholarship. It offers detailed analyses of the ways in which the Holocaust has been constructed in post-war trials. This book raises fundamental questions about legality and ethics in the 21st century. If the Holocaust took place in a “legal” framework, and if the legal system today operates in part in a continuous fashion with Nazi legality, then law must be understood as still operating in the shadow of Auschwitz. Throughout the book, the consequences of a legal system which operates in a state of willful amnesia about its own implication in the Shoah, is the central focus.
Categories: Law

Philosophia reformata

Philosophia reformata

A transformational philosophy which strives after the true perspective in the midst
of conflicting worldviews appears more relevant and, at least, more modest in that
it does not attempt to transcend the worldview framework out of which it ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105013452508

Category: Calvinism

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Categories: Calvinism

Southern Folklore

Southern Folklore

But using cognate materials to infer worldviews of large groups of people can be
misleading , for reasons that Dundes ... Still , he presses on : since worldview "
permeates all aspects of a given culture . . . the pattern of the whole is to be found
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ISBN: UCSC:32106019435327

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals

The Worldview and Thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni Ptolemy of Lucca

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 and its
rulers he undercut even the spiritual role of the church and the teleological
function ...

Author: James M. Blythe

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: WISC:89106629207

Category: History

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).
Categories: History