What is your belief about human nature and the afterlife? Why?
Basic Components of Worldview
Be sure you answer both Part 1 and Part 2 of this assignment before submitting.
Part 1: Core Worldview Beliefs
Based on the basic components of worldview presented in Chapter 2 and the topic overview, write a response to each of the six questions that form the basic components of your own core worldview beliefs. Respond to the questions about your own beliefs in your own words, and not necessarily what you think the Christian worldview believes. Keep this document intact and only add your answers in the box under each question.
- What is your belief about the nature of ultimate reality? Why?
- What is your belief about the nature of the universe? Why?
- What is your belief about human nature and the afterlife? Why?
- What are the three worldview (atheism, pantheism, theism) beliefs about the nature of knowledge? Which one best fits your belief? Why?
- What is your basis for determining moral right from moral wrong? Why?
- What is your belief about human purpose? Why?
Part 2: Evaluation
- Your answers to the questions in Part 1 form the basis of your worldview. Now that you have articulated your worldview, evaluate it according to the practical test described in Chapter 2 of the textbook and the topic overview. Which of the three worldviews most closely matches your core beliefs as you answered in Part 1? Does your worldview pass the practical test for livability? Why or why not? Provide a clear explanation of the workability and practical value in the most important areas of life and experience.
- Reflect on your current understanding of the Christian faith. In other words, what is the essence of the Christian worldview? How does one become a Christian? Your response will need to articulate your understanding of Christian beliefs and does not require you to believe it.