Worldviews are inherit and developmental. They are influenced by culture, religion and society. Worldviews can change and grow with knowledge and seeking truth. Knowledge construction plays a key role in understanding worldviews.
The term worldview refers to the hypothesis that is formed by someone regarding how the world works. It is a framework of ideas that everyone has regardless of race, gender or age. Worldviews are instrumental in influencing the way a person acts and thinks. Unit 1s lecture on worldviews defines a worldview as a; “… composition of the ideas, values, and themes through which one interprets life and determines how one lives in it. A worldview provides the ...view middle of the document...
These groups of people are normally linked through geographical location, ethnicity and gender. Ethnicity and Cultural heritage influences tradition, clothing, food and language. Cultural patterns and traditions are learned and can be “influenced by internal or external changes” (Worldview and Culture, 2013 par 3). These collection of values and beliefs influences the way a person views the world and interacts with other people of society.
Significance of a Worldview
Worldviews are significant because they are the structure of beliefs, values and assumptions regarding the way the world operates. A worldview challenges a person’s beliefs and view of reality. Worldviews make people question their origin (where they come from) and their destiny (purpose of life). They give a person meaning, purpose and a connection to the world.
Faith and Worldview influence human identity
Faith is the belief in the unknown and the unseen. Many religious beliefs are grounded in faith. The Christian religion is built on faith and is extremely important to a Christian’s
worldview. This worldview is an important part of a person defining who they are, and what they should do with their life. Christianity and many other religions groups believe in the significant of the betterment of the mankind through sharing love and respect. These practices are essential to personal improvement and morality.
Christian Theism refers to the structure of ideas and ideas of a group that practice the Christian faith. Within the Christian faith there are different denominations. The different denominations of Christianity sometimes have conflicting worldviews. However, they all have the same basic concepts. The basic concepts of Christian Theism are;
* The belief and faith in one God
* The Holy Trinity
* The Bible- the guide to discovering Truth
* Second Coming of Christ
* Mankind was made in God’s image
Christian Theism is the belief in one God. Christians believe that God is omniscient and omnipresent, the beginning and the end. “6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.”(1 Corinthians 8:6) Within Christianity the Bible is used as the authoritative text. It is used by Christian in the quest to discovering knowledge and truth. A roadmap for gaining a greater understanding and developing a relationship with God.
The Christian worldview is liner. The world had a beginning with creation and the world will come to an end upon the second coming of Christ. The second coming of Christ is necessary due to the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. This act of disobedience is commonly referred to as the Fall. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God there was a separation and mankind fell from Gods Grace (Christian Theism, 2013).
A Theistic Worldview is
The Holy Trinity
The belief of the Holy Trinity is unique to...