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What is a Worldview?
Take Your Compass #1 Worldview Basics Part 1
Take Your Compass #1 - What is a Worldview?
“A comprehensive set of truth claims that purport to paint a picture of reality; the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world.” - Dr. Del Tackett
There are different definitions and opinions on Worldview. For my purposes here, a Worldview is only an actual Worldview if it follows the definition above. Non-comprehensive claims, and others, are categorized as partial worldviews or as ideologies that proceed from a Worldview according to their attributes.
All comprehensive worldviews share these things:
A view of God, or no-God (Theology)
A view of man (Anthropology)
A view of the origin of things
A view of the nature of things (Cosmology)
A view on what the essence of things is (Ontology)
A view of what exists and might or might not exist beyond the material universe (Metaphysics)
A view of human beings and their environment and culture (Sociology)
A view of the mental, emotional, spiritual, and interior life of human beings (Psychology)
A view of the State including law, government, and politics
A view of right and wrong, and values (Axiology)
A proper worldview will have:
Empirical adequacy or sufficiency.
Therefore, proper worldviews must be logical. They must be able to explain many different kinds of phenomena, and they must fit with reality. A proper Worldview must have an answer for the basic questions of this life, this world, this universe.
Next week, What Are The Questions?
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“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” - C.S. Lewis
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