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Creswell (2014) discusses four philosophical worldviews: post-positivism, constructivism, transformative, and pragmatism that can be applied to the proposed topic for this research is a comparison of brand loyalty among young people in the United States and Kenya. Each perspective carries different ramifications for studying the analysis of brand loyalty amongst the intended demographics. hile many areas in Kenya are modernized and have incorporated estern views and a level of modernity, others have not. Therefore, there may also be evidence of competing worldviews in the same population sample or demographic within a country.
The worldview of a people, that is, the way they think of themselves, their problems, others and their material environment, that fundamentally determine their level of scientific, technological and industrial progress is central to understanding a population and is at least partially generated by a social phenomenon (Inokoba, Adebowale, & Perepreghabofa, 2010).…
Carroll, K. (2010). A Genealogical Analysis of the Worldview Framework in African-centered Psychology. Journal of Pan African Studies, 3(8), 109-134. Retrieved from http://www.jpanafrican.com/docs/vol3no8/3.8AGenealogical.pdf
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Ekoh, I. (2012). High-stakes Standardized Testing in Nigeria and the Erosion of a Critical African Worldview. University of Toronto. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33647
Gerrewold, B. (2011). Making Headway: The introduction of Western civilization in colonial northern Nigeria. Oxford Journals, 110(439), 312-315. Retrieved from http://afraf.oxfordjournals.org/content/110/439.toc.pdf
The view that we should forgive our enemies and those who hurt us, had a profound impact on me. There were a lot of people in my life who caused inexplicable pain and as a result of that pain; I had a lot of anger and hatred in my life. Jesus taught that we should forgive our enemies. This is one of the hardest things you can be asked to do (Hieronymi, 2001). Some people try to destroy their enemies and opt for revenge. Jesus offers restoration of relationships instead of revenge. A lot of the hurt and pain in the world could be healed if hurt people learnt to seek restoration instead of revenge. When we hold on to hostility, pain and anger we are only damaging ourselves and preventing the healing process from beginning. Jesus not only advocated forgiveness but also that we do good to those who…
Hieronymi, P. (2001). Articulating an Uncompromising Forgiveness. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 62 (3):529-555.
Luster, T., &, Small, S.A. (1997).Sexual Abuse History and Problems in Adolescence:
Exploring the Effects of Moderating Variables. Journal of Marriage and Family, 59(1):
orldviews: Then and Now
Having a worldview is something that has always been with society, but that has not been studied and focused on in such detail until recently. The original term came from German, as there was really no word for it in English. Now, it has a much more commonplace meaning, and is used more frequently to provide insight into how a person sees the world around him or her.
A worldview is comprised of a number of different things, but it most notably begins with language.
The language the individual first learns will shape his or her view of the world, simply because there are only so many words and phrases that can be used for various things. ithout other phrases or words that can be used -- and that would be in another language -- a person is limited to particular types of phrases in how…
Bronowski, Jacob. The Ascent of Man. UK: BBC Books. 2011. Print.
Dubos, Rene & Dubos, Jean. The White Plague: Tuberculosis, Man and Society. NY: Rutgers University Press. 1986. Print.
Feynman, Richard P. The Meaning of it all: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist. NY: Persues Books. 1998. Print.
Freud, Sigmund. Civilization & Die Weltanschauung. 1918. Online. http://legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1918freud-civwelt.html
Worldview on the Book Of omans 1-8
Setting out to write the Book of omans, Paul was convicted of some issues in ome and the world at large that needed to be addressed and put to light. As he starts the book, Paul indicates that he has all along longed to visit ome and talk to the Gentiles there as he has done with gentiles from other regions, but somehow he has been stopped continuously. This is an indication that there ere pressing issues that Paul would have loved to go alone and address in the oman church at the time and make straight. It is these challenges that will form the central discussion in this worldview and will be categorized as 1). Natural world, 2) Human Identity, 3) Human relationship and 4) Culture.
In the very first chapter, Paul depicts ome as a place where there abounds…
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The application of the worldviews to the proposed research questions
1. What specific risks do companies face from insider threats in cloud computing situations?
The worldview which is relevant when tackling this research question is pragmatism. Pragmatism is a special worldview that arises out of situations (such as insider threats),actions as well as consequences (risks) (Cresswell,2008,p.10). Instead of putting all the focus on the methods, the researchers should place emphasis on the research problems and then employ all the available approaches in understanding the problem (risks associated with insider threats in cloud computing situations).
2. How can costs be effectively associated with risks?
The worldview which can best be applied to this kind of research question is Postpositivism. Creswell noted that postpositivism is a world view which holds a rather deterministic philosophy in which various causes are the probably determinants of the outcomes or effects.
The problems that are studied…
Creswell, J.W.., Clark.,VLP (2008). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Guba, E.G. (1990) the alternative paradigm dialog. In E.G. Guba (ed.), the paradigm dialog (pp.17-30) Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Philips, DC & Nicholas C. Burbules (2000): Postpositivism and Educational Research. Lanham & Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
worldview? A worldview gives an account off the nature of reality, addressing whether this world is the only one, and the moral and historical status of this world (an answer to "Where are we"). A worldview also provides diagnoses of the problems experienced by human beings ("Why are we suffering?"). Finally, a worldview outlines a prescription for alleviating these problems ("What is the remedy?") (Jensen, L.A. (1997), 326). A worldview is like a set of lenses which taint our vision or alter the way we perceive the world around us. Our worldview is formed by our education, our upbringing, the culture we live in, the books we read, the media and movies we absorb, etc. (Wayne, p. 1).
Question of Origin: The origin of mankind is described several times in the ook of Genesis. As regards the question of how life began, the ible says therein that God…
How might a biblical worldview influence the way you treat and speak to others on a daily basis? Accessed 6 October 2011.
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Jensen, L.A. (1997) Different Worldviews, Different Morals: America's Culture War Divide. Human Development 1997; 40: 325-344. Accessed 6 October 2011.
Worldview of people in many cultures [...] political functions in human societies. Anthropologists have long noted that beliefs about the supernatural (and organizations, rituals, and behavior that derive from them) are central to the worldview of people in most cultures.
How people view the world around them is an integral part of society and culture. Many cultures have deep and abiding spiritual beliefs in the supernatural, and organize their rituals and much of their everyday behavior around these strong beliefs. For example, Native American culture is deeply rooted in the spiritual rituals which surround everyday actions in their lives, from coming into adulthood to growing crops and annual rainfall. Thus, many Native American rituals are incredibly important to their culture, and to their perceived welfare. Politically, until the Native American peoples were uprooted from their normal lives, and resettled on reservations, their system for government and culture was centered…
Carmody, John Tully, and Denise Lardner Carmody. Native American Religions: An Introduction. New York: Paulist Press, 1993.
worldview and adjustments to the individual problem statement.
I have been astonished to discover that many more college students have problems with financial literacy than I originally thought existent. I, somehow, thought that college students were savvier with their money and more financially erudite.
Changes that I may make to the individual problem statement are to be more specific regarding the schools and colleges surveyed. I would, for instance, be interested in assessing whether students from more privileged socio-economic backgrounds would show greater financial literacy than those from economically deprived backgrounds. On the one hand, students from wealthier origin may have more experience with money matters. On the other hand, students from deprived backgrounds may need to possess knowledge of financial literacy more than those from wealthier backgrounds, especially since some of the former may need to fend for themselves from very young ages as well as start their own…
Danes, SM & Hira, TK (1987). Money management knowledge of college students, Journal of Student Fin. Aid, 17, 4-16
How hard it was to scrub a floor with elbow grease, how it was her chore as a child to wash the dishes and help her mother hang out the laundry with clothespins. Do children still have chores, she wondered? Her children had a maid service that came in to their homes, more often than not, to take care of such basic, seemingly trivial duties. They had well-stocked refrigerators and pantries with great boxes bought from Costco and new and shiny appliances.
Today, parents and children are seldom at home together. They are usually working and ferrying their children off to various afterschool activities like soccer and gymnastics. Children are not supposed to play in the streets, or walk to school. Dinner is takeout, often eaten on the run in the back of a large SUV. She didn't understand how people could have so many more modern conveniences to make…
worldview is a "set of presuppositions (assumptions which may be true, partially true or entirely false)," ("Four Major Worldviews," n.d.). The presuppositions that form our personal worldview have a strong bearing on our ongoing attitudes, behaviors, goals, and expectations. Our worldview might change throughout the course of our lives, due to exposure to new ideas, new people, or new ways of looking at the world. Naturally, religious upbringing and culture have a major influence on worldview development.
The seven major questions that help identify worldview and gain better understanding of self and others pertain to issues like prime reality and belief in deity, life after death, and ethics. Although there are potentially infinite worldviews depending on one's core beliefs and answers to major epistemological questions, pluralism, scientism, and postmodernism are some of the prevalent structures guiding contemporary worldviews.
Pluralism acknowledges the great diversity of human experiences and cultures, but disavows…
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MacPhail, B. (n.d.). In search of the truth: A Christian response to postmodernity. Retrieved online: http://www.reformedtheology.ca/pmodernity.html
For those of us with strong religious beliefs and values, one of the most important elements of our worldview is that it permits us to maintain and pass along our most crucial core values.
What role do assumptions have in a personal worldview?
Assumptions are, in many respects, the core of worldviews. That is because by the time a person is old enough to have conscious beliefs and values and ideas about significant issues, he or she has already absorbed virtually every part of his or her worldview from others. Certain aspects of a person's worldview are functions of his or her society; other aspects are functions of experiences and messages absorbed within the family of origin; and still others reflect culture and other group identities. By definition, any foundational ideas that precede conscious thought or deliberation are initial assumptions. In principle, the mature and intelligent and educated adult strives…
Analysis and Response to Chuck Colson's "Any Ol' orld View on't Do"
The problem that the author addresses in this brief essay is the lack of true applications of Christian principles in daily life and in basic worldviews. hile Christians are often good at quoting the Bible and are generally aware of the laws and expectations of their faith, Colson asserts that by and large American Christians do not actually have views of morality, values, and behavior that are consistent with or even based on Biblical teachings. Failing to properly live and believe as Christians renders the faith almost empty, according to Colson, and so the truly fundamental problem that is identified is that a lack of truly living as Christians is eroding the significance and meaning of Christianity in America and is also leaving American Christians devoid of the full benefit and true faith of their religion.
Colson, Chuck. Any Ol' World View Won't Do. Jubilee 9(8). Accessed 16 April 2012.
A framework that an individual uses to view reality and which helps the individual to make sense of life, as well as the world around, is described as a worldview.
According to David Noebel, author of Understanding the Times, "[It's] any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement or religion that provides an overarching approach to understanding God, the world and man's relations to God and the world," (Ministry, 2016).
For most Christians, the Word of God is the basis of worldview. The basis of such worldview assumes that whatever is said in the Bible is true and the view of the world is directed as described in the Bible (Durlak, 2008)
Others hold worldview as a set of beliefs that are used for obtaining an understanding of the world. Critics say that everyone has a worldview and which could be different from one another. People use their own set of principles…
Durlak, J. (2008). What works? What might work? What doesn't work?. Psyccritiques, 53(18). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0011559
Ministry, C. (2016). What are some Christian Worldview Essentials?. CARM - The Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry. Retrieved 18 March 2016, from https://carm.org/what-are-some-christian-worldview-essentials
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Hinduism and Christian Worldview:
A worldview can be described as a person's interpretation or perspective of the world around himself or herself. While this perspective or interpretation is developed over time, it's usually influenced by various factors including personality and the environment. However, this concept has several varying definitions because it includes a variety of emotions, meaning, and probable outcomes. In some cases, a worldview is described as the unifying outlook with which thoughts regarding different aspects in life are organized. This implies that a worldview is a person's or group's philosophy about life.
Since an individual's worldview is developed over time and influenced by what a person learns and experiences, Christianity and Hinduism are some of the major religions with different worldviews. Christianity is a religion whose question of origin is based on the belief that humans were created by the one and only mighty God (Genesis…
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Every day, when we watch the news or read a newspaper article, countless stories of violence, crime, wars, and disasters confront us. Historically, literacy is at an all-time high, yet education does not appear to encourage goodness in the world. Because of this, my belief is that it is evident that the greatest contribution a person can make to the world is living their life as Jesus did. There are several reasons for this. For example, when an individual models the behavior of Jesus Christ, it promotes peace on earth, success in life, and a positive impact on humanity. Believers, as well as many non-believers, hold Jesus Christ in high regard and appreciate and value the principles by which He lived His life. Even those who are not Christian or who do not believe Christ was the Messiah can see how the teachings He provided can encourage people…
Behavioral esearch and Christian Worldview
Behavioral esearch and the Christian Worldview: An Analysis of Current esearch in Individual, Group, and Organizational Behavior
In today's modern world, behavioral theory is one that is consistently studied and edited as it affects each and every individual who exists on the earth. While one's behavior in an individualized setting may significantly differ from their behavior in a group setting or an organizational setting, certain theories and research have existed and continue to evolve in order to understand why we as humans behave the way we do. In viewing the basic foundations of individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational behavior, as well as the current research that exists regarding each, one can better gauge what improvements and recommendations can be made in order for many different individuals to come together to achieve a desired and improved working environment. Additionally, in the context of the course…
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Gloor, P., Olguin, D. And Pentland, A. 2009. "Capturing individual and group behavior with wearable sensors." Human Performance, 5(1): pp. 68-72.
Hackman, J. 2010. "Group behavior and performance." Journal of Social Psychology,
Imagine studying the Bible and all that is has to offer. How does the Bible relate to this aspect? How does one's perspective change after studying God's Word? What statistics are involved? One will investigate a Biblical Christian worldview.
"A Christian worldview is practicing the Kingship of Jesus" (Colson, 2010). evelation 4:11 says it well by means of reminding the reader that God created everything and that Jesus is the edeemer for all people (Colson, 2010). One is able to practice this through service and taking advantage of opportunities in order "to glorify God and enjoy Him forever" (Colson, 2010). However, the Barna Group (2009) defines it as, "believing that absolute moral truth exists; the Bible is totally accurate in all principles it teachers." Furthermore, an individual knows that Satan exists, and he or she cannot try to do good works in order to get into Heaven (The…
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What is a worldview? Define what the term "worldview" means. Use descriptive phrases to support your definition. (25-50 words)
A worldview is a personal set of principles and philosophies that shape a person's outlook on life and inform his or her values and beliefs. Often, it provides direction for everyday actions and life decisions, as well as appropriate conduct with others.
Articulate the biblical/Christian Worldview (and two scriptures) for each of the following:
The Question of Origin - (Genesis 1:27, Moses 1:27-41) The Christian worldview of the origin of man is that God created man in his own image and likeness. Man was produced to have dominion over all living things upon the earth. The bible refers to the origin of other living things as being "spoken" into existence. But in the creation of man, God did so with great personal thoughtfulness and pondering over his intention and…
Bonner, S.D. (2011). Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview. Journal of Youth Ministry, 10(1), 125-127.
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A worldview is an intellectual concept of the world, or the universe, held by a group or an individual. One's worldview encompasses their beliefs concerning the origin and nature of human knowledge, reality, the universe, God, value and life, and the purpose of man and the universe
Christians hold certain beliefs with regard to the aforementioned aspects. Such Christian worldviews are based upon scriptures contained in the Bible. The biblical worldviews concerning five common questions have been explored in the subsequent sections of this text.
The Question of Origin: Genesis 1:27 instructs that human beings were created out of dust by the Supreme God, who was in existence from the beginning (Slick, n.d.). God created the universe and everything that is contained therein in a total of six days. On the sixth day, God molded a man, breathed life into him, but seeing how lonely he (the man)…
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Slick, M. (n.d.). What are Some Christian Worldview Essentials? Christian Apologetic and Research Ministry. Retrieved from http://carm.org/what-are-some-christian-worldview-essentials
Law Enforcement and a Christian Worldview
Law enforcement might be one of the most ethically demanding professions, next to those who work as criminal attorneys, judges or in the healthcare profession. Law enforcement professionals, aside from putting their own lives and safety at risk every day, are constantly forced to comprehend the high stakes world of ethics and morality. These individuals are often put in ethically murky situations daily, and are often affronted with some of the most disturbing displays of human behavior that have ever been presented. A Christian Worldview can be a strong asset to one of these individuals, in that it can assist in guiding him or her through morally nebulous situations and in finding a path which is most humane. Law enforcement professionals, at their best, are engaging in the work of the Lord, helping to do their best in the fight of good against evil.…
Kopko, J. (2011). "Facing Ethics in Criminal Justice Through a Christian Worldview."
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Slick, M. (2013). "What are some Christian Worldview Essentials?" Retrieved from:
An American worldview assumes, for instance, that a person as the right to worship as he or she wishes. Not all cultures value religious freedom.
Religion, culture, gender, socio-economic status, and nationality all impact worldview. orldview in turn affects outlook on life in all its dimensions. Self-concept and identity are products of worldview, as people continually compare themselves to others. Beliefs about fundamental issues like human nature are related to worldview because the way we view the world is akin to the way we view human beings. How we treat other sentient beings including animals is related to our worldview. orldview even affects a person's beliefs about health and well-being: some value quality over quantity of life. orldview affects beliefs about aesthetics, what is beautiful and what is artistic or musical. Priorities and values, such as whether restrictions on personal freedom are valuable to protect law and order or whether…
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It outlines those programs and benefits to be offered on campuses to help service international students more effectively. Japanese students are here identified. Since they speak English as second language, they have more stress, requiring more time to read their textbooks, receiving the abuse from students that are enrolled with them in classes or who are being taught by them when they serve as graduate assistants. This causes miscommunication and a loss of learning comprehension. The fact is that the native born student may feel resentment about being passed over for assignment to the teaching assistantship when it is given to the foreign born student. A series of programs is suggested to provide cultural sensitivity for the foreign student and then a staged program series to help the foreign student adapt (Lin, & Yi, 1997, 473-80).
Finally, the needs of students with special needs can not be ignored. Unfortunately, many…
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The Puritans and early 19th century Americans also tended towards a pessimistic view of the world: the physical body and the physical universe were perceived as being inherently evil in conjunction with the concept of original sin. Death was therefore viewed as liberating. Because of westward expansion, 19th Century Americans cultivated more utopian visions and were generally more hopeful about the future of the United States. Furthermore, the Puritans lived outside the confines of the nation-state so their attitudes toward human life and politics differed from that of 19th century Americans.
Ethics in Puritan New England and in early 19th century America were rooted in Christian beliefs. The Puritans laid the foundations for a normative ethics that closely followed the Biblical commandments. 19th century Americans would conveniently override Biblical ethos when it came to the treatment of slaves and Native Americans and therefore both Puritans and early 19th century Americans…
emification Of Worldviews
Mortimer j.Alder an American philosopher an intellect and a person of remarkable wisdom did not believe that education should be determined by social engineering but unchanging standards of truth.
What Alder was trying to say?
Mortimer Alder in his statement "more consequences for thought and action follow affirmation of denial of God than from answering any other basic question" was trying to point out an argument about existence of God, he tries to point out that it is important to understand the issues that surrounds the seriousness of the truth that are made and the amount of evidence required to make conclusions. Since belief in atheism could possibly result in irreparable consequences, therefore the theist should be given chance to produce concrete evidence to support their position. He tried to say that atheism simply evades the test of evidence with their fingers crossed and they hope…
Blaise Pascal (2010) philosophy of Religion.
Phillips, W.G., Brown, W.E. & Stone Street, J. (2008). Making sense of your world: A biblical worldview.
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Worldviews, Crosscultural Explorations of Human Beliefs by Ninian mart.
Read and review the book.
Understanding and being understood are significant factors when studying human beings. This Professor Ninian mart was a distinguished professor at the University of California in anta Barbara. In his book, Worldviews, which was published in 1981, he discusses the globalization of religion and the growing interest in religious studies. He espouses to the belief that it is a basic human need to want to be understood, regardless of religious or ideological persuasion. mart believes that as we continue to globalize our world, peoples of diverse cultures, religions and perspectives will be brought together and at some point will not be able to ignore their differences.
Let's consider what Religious tudies embody. Basically, it is an attempt to foster an awareness of the nature of religion and the religious experience and to cultivate an understanding of the…
In Memoriam. http://www.religion.ucsb.edu .Annual Newsletter. 2001-2002.
A comprehensive framework of one's basic beliefs about things and their relationships, a worldview addresses a stance that one believes is critical and fundamental about the world (Downers, 2008)
According to Phillips (2008) a worldview is an explanation and interpretation of the world and it involves application of this view of life, in simple terms worldview is a view of the world and a view for the world.
Why am I living?
According to Kennedy (2010) God placed a living soul into a lifeless human body; this tells us that man is more than the offspring of primeval animals. Man is created with unique and vast higher nature inside the mortal is something immortal. God introduced a form of life into the human organism which is soul. Soul is eternal, does not breath air, drink water or consume food it is sustained entirely by the design and will of…
Downers Grove, (2008) the transforming vision, shaping a Christian world views.
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Phillips, W.G., Brown, W.E. & Stone Street, J. (2008). Making sense of your world: A biblical worldview.
eligion and Leadership
Core religious and philosophical worldviews have a strong bearing on leadership style and effectiveness. eligious and philosophical worldviews provide the ethical and moral foundations for decision-making, which is a critical component of leadership. Moreover, religious and philosophical worldviews impact the ways leaders guide, teach, and serve others.
Worldview extends beyond religion. Defined loosely as "visions of life," worldviews encompass the "beliefs, values, and principles" that guide behavior and motivate change (Valk, 2010, p. 83). A worldview is a set of mental constructs that impacts the formation of biases and stereotypes. Biases and stereotypes can come in the way of effective leadership. On the other hand, worldviews are influenced by religious beliefs. eligious beliefs impact the formation of ethical codes that define both individual and organizational behavior. A worldview is a paradigm of life. Although a worldview affects more than leadership effectiveness, there are few areas in which…
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A worldview essentially denotes the framework of beliefs, ideas, philosophies, or ideologies that shapes how an individual or a group of individuals make sense of the world (Cosgrove, 2006). For instance, a three-year-old child believes that the world revolves around them. Equally, a secular humanist’s life is driven by the belief that only the material world exists. In essence, everyone has a worldview – whether conscious or unconscious. For Christians, the Bible is the ultimate influencer of their worldview. Christians believe that the sole reason for human existence is to serve God. This means that every action, decision, and emotion is driven by the desire to serve God. That is the fundamental attribute of a worldview – it influences every aspect of an individual’s life. It affects how an individual interprets the character of the world, human nature, and the purpose of life (Hiles & Smith, n.d.). Christians have their…
Ethical Dilemmas: Pornography
Biblically, God requires Christians to please Him in everything they do. Whether it is in secret or overtly, in thoughts or behaviour, Christians have a duty to portray Christ-like behaviour every moment of their life (Hiles & Smith, n.d.). Nonetheless, compliance with biblical teachings is not always as easy as portrayed by the Bible. In the course of their Christian walk, Christians often encounter situations of dilemma. These are basically situations in which it is not exactly clear whether doing something is right or wrong. Such situations especially arise when the Bible does not offer a straightforward solution or when the act in question appears to harm no one. Pornography is one of the issues that may present a dilemma for a Christian. Does the Bible allow pornography? Is engaging in pornography morally right given that it does not harm others? This essay discusses the ethical dilemmas…
A cornerstone concept of pop psychology, the left brain/right brain divide is "largely bogus," (Lombrozo, 2013). However, the metaphor of left brain/right brain does somewhat accurately allow us to classify people into those whose worldviews are governed by logic and reason versus those whose worldviews allow for a greater degree of impulse and emotionality. My personal worldview is thankfully somewhere between these two extremes. Too much left brain emphasis leads to rigidity and an inability to welcome new ideas, whereas too much right brain focus may lead to superstition and poor decisions.
The left brain/right brain metaphor demonstrates the need for fusing qualitative and quantitative research methods. Social scientists who discount the relevance or validity of qualitative methods can be considered left brained in their worldview. As important as quantitative analyses are, social science research does not always lend itself to quantification. Human beings are not robots. Human…
192). his begs for an empirical objective analysis of performance.
In a constructivist approach, which was essentially that used by O'Meara (2004), the more open-ended and subject-driven the research is, the better (Creswell 2009, pp. 8). his approach leads to very clear results given the scope of questioning and sampling used by O'Meara (2004); focusing on the perceived benefits of post-tenure review on faculty performance amongst a group of individuals (faculty and administration) who in this case were well-aligned in their perspective would necessarily lead to conclusive results according to this worldview. A similar analysis of public and student views on the topic, however, would likely lead to very different results, and this worldview inherently lacks appropriate structures for synthesizing such disparate conclusions in an objective manner.
his worldview has specific bearings on certain aspects of the study's finding's. O'Meara (2004) specific concerns concerning the effects of post-tenure…
The pragmatic worldview has both the clearest and the least applicable bearing on the issue at hand. On the one hand, t is easily argued that all that really matters in the issue are the practical outcomes -- post-tenure review is meant to improve faculty performance, and pragmatism would therefore hold that it is a good practice if it succeeds in this, and useless if it doesn't (O'Meara 2004, pp. 179-82; Creswell 2009, pp. 10). This is abundantly clear, but there is little to no agreement amongst various groups as to the actual practical effects of post-tenure review. This study showed that faculty consistently believe they are doing exemplary work, and thus that post-tenure review will have no effect (O'Meara 2004). Student groups and certain administrators (not in this study) have established a need for greater accountability in tenured faculty, and advocate the use of post-tenure reviews for this purpose. An empirical study of the practice's actual effects would be necessary before a true pragmatic conclusion could be drawn regarding post-tenure review.
This makes it clear that no single worldview is adequate in addressing this issue. There is a need for advocacy and the inclusiveness of the constructivist approach, but given the disparity in views ultimately an empirical (i.e. postpositivist) and pragmatic determination will need to be made. An understanding of each of these four worldviews and their perspectives on the post-tenure review is necessary to a full understanding of the issue.
Lithuania's worldview. A brief history is given, regarding the country, as well as cultural aspects. Then the Lithuanian culture's worldview is discussed. And, finally, how their cultural communication has affected their views.
Lithuanian History and Culture:
Lithuania is a small country, of approximately 65,200 km2, with 3.5 million people. Lithuania is located in Eastern Europe and is bordered by Belarus, Latvia, ussia, and Poland (See Image 1). 81% of the population is Lithuanian, while 9% is ussian, 7% is Polish, and 1% is Byelorussian ("Lithuania," 2004). Lithuanians were the last Pagans in Europe, however, religion now takes the form of Catholicism primarily located in the Northern part of the country (personal communication D. Deimante, November 11, 2004).
During oman times, Lithuania traded amber with ome. The countryside was split into various language groups: Lithuanians, Prussians, Latvians, Semigaalians, and others. In 1230, Lithuania emerged as a nation, under the…
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Etiquette. (2004). Country Watch. Retrieved November 29, 2004, from Country Watch database.
Family. (2004). Culture Grams. Retrieved November 29, 2004, from Culture Grams database.
History. (2004). Country Watch. Retrieved November 29, 2004, from Country Watch database.
In terms of ethics, I believe we feel happiest when we are acting and behaving in ways that will promote our survival and the survival of our offspring. This does not mean we feel best when we act selfishly, because I believe there is a universal spiritual dimension (also part of the metaphysics of the world) which makes all living creatures feel connected. Therefore, we cannot feel truly happy unless we are behaving in ways that promote the health and prosperity of all of life in general. As human beings with a developed conscience, we cannot ignore our own unethical actions; they will always affect our own well-being in one way or another (less restful sleep, mental or emotional disorders, difficulty learning, lack of achievement, low self-esteem, etc.).
Dominant Worldview in America Today: My Perception
I believe the dominant worldview in America is axiology-based and influenced heavily by modern technology…
Archie, L., & Archie, J.G. (2004). Reading for Philosophical Inquiry: A Brief Introduction to Philosophical Thinking. philosophy.lander.edu.
Lowe, E. (1998). The Possibility of Metaphysics: Substance, Identity, and Time. Oxford: Clarendon.
Steup, M. (2010). Epistemology. Retrieved 01-26, 2011, from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2010 Edition): http://plato.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/encyclopedia/archinfo.cgi?entry=epistemology
I think that God gives us abilities and opportunities; it is up to us as individuals to make the most of them. I have been fortunate in my life and, so far, successful. I believe I have done everything I can with what I have been given.
It is important for an individual to have a spiritual side. Some people do not believe in God but do believe in a higher power. One's spiritual nature allows for introspection -- thinking about one's place in the world and how one can lead a life that has even deeper meaning and is more fulfilling. One's spiritual nature allows one to think about the things in life that are really important -- health, family, and faith -- and less about material wealth and other transient things. We do what we can to make the important components of life endure and we endeavor not…
Lawler, D.E. (n.d.). Healthy sleep vs. sleep fragmentation. The Center for Sound Sleep.
Retrieved from http://www.centerforsoundsleep.com/Sleep-Stages.php .
Mayo Clinic. (2011). Healthy Lifestyle. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health
Christian Worldview Nursing
Health care in the West and worldwide has undergone very extreme changes over the past decades. However, the basic principles of nursing like caring for the sick and elderly have remained consistent. While technology has changed radically since the days of Florence Nightingale, Christian caring in the nursing profession is still a foundational principle. It is this foundational principle that I seek to express in my ministering to my patients.
Christian Worldview and the Integration of Beliefs, Values, Ethics and Service
The definition of nursing for me symbolizes a set of beliefs, values, ethics and service. Nursing is after all a calling and a vocation, not just a job. In Judith Anne Shelly's book Called to Care, she defines nursing as distinct from medicine, even though the two occupy domains that are close together.
She defines it in a way that I find very familiar and similar…
Salt and light. (2012). Journal of Christian Nursing, 29(2), 74.
Shelly, J.A., & Miller, A.B. (2006). Called to care: A christian worldview for nursing. (2nd ed.).
Downer's Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press.
Environmental Worldview: A Confessional of Contradictions
To assess my environmental worldview, perhaps the most effective method to deploy is to reflect on a typical day in my life, when I am living at home and when I am outside the university community -- on a typical garbage day. On that day, I put out half a week's refuse, in a plastic, non-biodegradable bag, on my curb. (The store brand of plastic bags was on sale this week at the local supermarket.) As I look down my street, I see others engaged in a similar process. One woman in a housedress drags a huge black amorphous bag of refuse, another neighbor, a tired businessman in a suit, wheels large plastic bins with lids expressly designed to keep away the teeth and claws of other species. Then, I remember it is recycling day, and I dash into the home to lug out…
Morality of Statistics
Ethics/Business Statistics, Christian Worldview
The morality of statistics: Will statistics invariably lie?
A famous book from the 1950s was entitled How to lie with statistics. Implied by the counter-intuitive name was the concept that the old cliche that 'numbers don't lie' was false. In fact, as discussed in the article "eflection before action: The statistical consultant confronts ethical issues" by S. Andrew Ostapski and Claude . Superville, statistics can be highly subjective in terms of how they are presented as are the conclusions which can be drawn from them. Even researchers have been accused of manipulating statistics to prove 'facts' that are not true within academia. The pressures only increase when statisticians are asked to serve the financial 'masters' of commerce. "The ability to be creative in building interdisciplinary bridges can be risky, especially when the parties that are served do not understand the statistical process. The…
Geertsema, J. (1987). A Christian view of the foundations of statistics. Perspectives on Science
and Christian Faith, 39.3:158-164.
Ostapski, A. & Superville, C. (2001). Reflection before action: The statistical consultant confronts ethical issues. Business Quest. Retrieved:
uddhism and Christianity: Complementary Worldviews
According to the Gospel of Matthew, when a wealthy young man came to Jesus, and asked him how he might be made perfect, Jesus advised the eager young man to keep the commandments and essentially adhere to the Golden Rule to be good. ut when the young man persisted and asked the Savior for more advice, Jesus said that the man should sell all he owned and follow Him. Jesus said that the man should sell all he owned and seek to be rewarded in heaven, not on earth. ut the young man turned away, saddened that he would give up his great wealth to achieve spiritual perfection. Jesus commented to his disciples that it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 19:28). However, in the uddhist…
Boeree, George C. "The Basics of Buddhist Wisdom." Published by Shippensburg University.
1999. 7 Feb 2009. http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/buddhawise.html
Boeree, George C. "The Life of Siddhartha Gautama." Published by Shippensburg University.
1999. 7 Feb 2009. http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/siddhartha.html
S/he must therefore implement correction and rehabilitation measures as the courts of the country see fit for the convicted individual. However, the compromise would be the kind of treatment the convicted individual gets from the Christian practitioner. As a person of faith, s/he must recognize also that the person is an individual who might have shown deviant behavior to society, but s/he is nevertheless a person who must be treated equally despite his/her unfortunate circumstance (i.e., incarceration) (McCrudden, 2008:659).
Preservation of human dignity in the face of legal punishment is the compromise that is developed as the Christian practitioner tries to achieve the balance of maintaining criminal justice as both a profession and a vocation. And what about love and forgiveness, which also comes into play as one tries to understand the unfortunate circumstances of other people who are punished by the legal system? Convicted individuals deserve the love and…
Bottoms, A. And J. Tankebe. (2012). "Beyond procedural justice: a dialogic approach to legitimacy in criminal justice." The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Vol. 102, No. 1.
McCrudden, C. (2008). "Human dignity and judicial interpretation of human rights." The European Journal of International Law, Vol. 19, No. 4.
"Responsibility, rehabilitation, and restoration: a Catholic perspective on crime and criminal justice." United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Official Website. Accessed on April 19, 2014. Accessed at: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/criminal-justice-restorative-justice/crime-and-criminal-justice.cfm
Biblical quotes/verses. Open Bible Official Website. Accessed on April 19, 2014. Accessed at: http://www.openbible.info/
The research showed that Hinduism is a religion that has been practiced in South Asia for more than 4,000 years, and despite having experienced some fundamental changes during these millennia, the religion has been adopted by people from all over the world. hile the majority of Hindus are still in India where four out of five people are Hindus, the research also showed that the billions of people who subscribe to Hinduism do not assign this term to their faiths, and may not even have ever heard the term "Hindu" in their lives. The worldview held by these billions of faithful is therefore naturally varied, but largely relates to a perpetual universe in which unrequited desire is the source of human misery, and the cycle of life will continue until these desires are understood and extinguished. Finally, the research also showed that Hinduism is characterized by the shared concepts…
Basham, a.L. "Hinduism." In the Concise Encyclopedia of Living Faiths, R.C. Zaehner (Ed.). Boston: Beacon Press, 1989.
Beck, Richard. (2006). "Defensive vs. Existential Religion: Is Religious Defensiveness Predictive of Worldview Defense?" Journal of Psychology and Theology 34(2): 142.
Carmody. Denise Lardner and John Tully Carmody. Mysticism: Holiness East and West. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Findly, Ellison Banks. (2002). "Hinduism and Ecology: The Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water." The Journal of the American Oriental Society 122(4): 925.
worldview is a "mental model of reality -- a framework of ideas & attitudes about the world, ourselves, and life, a comprehensive system of beliefs," (usbult, n.d.). Each person views the world through the lenses created by personality, parental and peer influences, the media, culture, and a host of other internal and external forces. While worldviews can change over time, generally they can remain static throughout one's lifetime, especially when one grows up in a tightly knit or traditional community. A worldview shapes one's outlooks and beliefs to extent that it impacts political opinions, moral views, relationships, and behaviors. A clash in worldviews can create serious miscommunications and misunderstandings, which is why living in a diverse society like ours can present significant challenges.
(1) The Question of Origin: The Bible literally begins with the question of origin because "in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,"…
Meyer, R.K. (2003). A comparative analysis of the factors contributing to the biblical worldview of students enrolled in a Christian school. Dissertation: Boyce Digital Library.
Newport, J.P. (1998). The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview. Cambridge: Eerdmans.
Rusbult, C. (n.d.). What is a worldview? Retrieved online: http://www.asa3.org/ASA/education/views/
worldview is a schema that includes values, beliefs, and principles that shape one's vision of reality. As such, a worldview is a lens through which the world is viewed. Personal experience, background, culture, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, education, the media, and a wealth of other variables shape worldviews. My personal worldview has likewise been shaped by my personal experiences, and continues to change as I encounter new ideas and ways of viewing the nature of reality. There are seven core aspects of a worldview, including the nature of prime reality, the nature of the manifest reality around us, the nature of a human being, concepts of life after death, theories of knowledge and consciousness or epistemology, ethics or ethical reasoning, and finally, the meaning of human history. A worldview is connected with personal identity, and my attitudes toward spirituality also influence my worldview. Frameworks of understanding both spirituality and worldview…
Cobern, W.W. (2005). Worldview, science, and the understanding of nature. Scientific Literacy and Cultural Studies Project, Paper 22.
Salladay, S.A. (2000). Healing is believing. The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine 4(1).
Paul's epistle to the omans offers a thorough framework for what would become the Christian worldview. In omans, Paul outlines core themes related to the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture. The way Paul delivers the message that became the heart of Christian doctrine was to present not a systematic theology, but a reasoned outline of why the teachings of Christ offered something new and potentially meaningful.
One of the themes in omans, and particularly in the first several chapters, is Paul's view of the natural world. In omans, Paul spends a good deal of time on the nature of creation and the human relation to it. As of omans 1:3, at the start of the letter, Paul is already referring to Jesus's "earthly life," thus focusing on the physicality of Christ and linking Jesus to the natural world. Paul understands that much of his audience will…
Ellis, J. (2012). The Christian worldview and Romans. The Power of Grace. Retrieved online: http://joelellis.blogspot.ca/2012/07/christian-worldview-romans.html
Frank, B. (2013). Christian worldview. Retrieved online: http://brandonsfrank.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/christian-worldview-2/
West, C. (2013). Biblical worldview essay. Retrieved online: http://christianwest12.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/biblical-worldview-essay/
An educator who possesses a biblical worldview and a Christian philosophy of education means that the instructor views life, life’s purpose, and all of history from the standpoint of the Christian religion. For such an instructor, the Incarnation is the most important moment in all of history, because it is the moment in which God became Man and the beginning of the redemption of mankind was initiated. The biblical worldview incorporates into such a teacher’s perspective the Old Testament conception of human nature: the fall of man, through the first sin; the loss of the kingdom of Heaven; the consequence of sin being sickness and death; and the longing for eternal companionship with God, the Creator of all things. This worldview and the Christian philosophy which goes with it, provides one with a path to moral education as well: it allows one to inform the character and grow in…
iblical Worldview: Romans 1-8 Teaching
My analysis of Romans chapter 1-8 will cover the following areas of interest; culture, the natural world, human relationships, and human identity. Paul was inspired to write the book of Romans by the fault line, an obvious crack in the Roman society and culture which Paul adopted in framing his letter to the Romans. My view of the world is that, the sins the Romans committed since the days of Paul have not stopped even today (Ecclesiastes 1:9). I think we can learn an important lesson from Paul's letter to the Romans in that, Rome at that time was suffering severe moral decadence and the society we have today has been ravaged by total moral decay just like Rome. In my opinion, the society generally is not likely to change and that every individual needs some kind of divine intervention and revelation and salvation to…
BibleGateway Romans 1-8"BibleGateway Romans 1-8." Biblegateway.com. Accessed April 14, 2016 from https://www.biblegateway.com/ .
Jackson, Christopher. "Worldview essay on romans chapters 1-8."2014. Accessed April 14, 2016 https://wordofGod1968.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/worldview-essay-on-romans-chapters-1-8/
Piper, John. "The Mighty and Merciful Message of Romans 1-8." 2002. Accessed April 14, 2016 http://www.desiringGod.org/messages/the-mighty-and-merciful-message-of-romans-1-8
Turner, Eddie. "A Christian's worldview from Romans 1-8." 2015. Accessed April 14, 2016 http://www.palestineherald.com/community/a-christian-s-worldview-from-romans/article_1070760e-8426-11e5-994f-2b27b8170b1b.html
Worldview refers to how one historically or personally views things and events. Since philosophy often takes a universal view of things, there might be a negative connotation to the term as far as philosophy is concerned because of its rational approach. Nonetheless, philosophical worldviews can also be classified based on rationality and so achieving some level of universal acceptance. Worldview therefore is our perspective, at a basic level, of our environment and how we experience and react to it[footnoteef:1]. This concept does not imply that every person has a specific philosophy that guides their life. Christian worldview, for instance, isn't the same thing as theology[footnoteef:2]. While philosophy is grounded on man's reason, theology gravitates towards the Bible's authority. [1: Alister Mcgrath, Mere Apologetics. Grand apids: Baker, 2012.] [2: Albert Wolters, Creation regained: Biblical basics for a reformational worldview. Grand apids: Eerdmans, 1985.]
A Christian has a simple…
Chamberlain, Paul. Why People Don't Believe: Confronting Seven Challenges to the Christian Faith. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.
Koukl, Gregory. Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.
McGrath, Alister. Mere Apologetics. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012.
Wilkens, Steve and Mark L. Sanford. Hidden Worldviews. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2009.
King Uzziah (Azariah) reigned for more than fifty years. He ascended to the throne at age sixteen. His life is described in 2 Kings 15:1-7. Uzziah was the son of Jecoliah of Jerusalem and Amaziah, who was the King of Judah. It was the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam. Uzziah's worldview was shaped by that of his father. "He did right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done," (2 Kings 15:3). Uzziah practiced in accordance with the law, burning incense and making the appropriate sacrifices. However, the Lord afflicted King Uzziah with leprosy. He was henceforth made to sleep in a separate house to avoid contaminating others. During this time, Uzziah's son Jotham would reign in public "judging the people of the land," (2 Kings 15:5). When King Uzziah finally died, he was buried in the same place as his fathers in…
Bible: New American Standard Bible.
Social constructivists hold assumption that people seek understanding of the world in which they live and work. People develop subjective meanings of their knowledge, meanings aimed at certain matters or things. hese meanings are diverse and numerous, leading the researcher to look for a convolution of visions rather than tapering meanings into a little groups or ideas. he aim of research is to depend as much as possible on the participant's outlooks of the circumstances being studied. he questions become extensive and universal so that the participants can build the meaning of the circumstance, usually put forth in discussions or connections with other people. he more open ended the inquiring, the better, as the researcher listens cautiously to what people articulate or do in their life surroundings. hese are not easily put upon people but are fashioned by way of interaction with others and through historical and cultural standards surroundings…
The postpositive worldview holds a deterministic viewpoint in which causes possibly establish effects or results. Therefore, the troubles looked at by post positivists reveal the need to recognize and asses the reasons that persuade conclusions, such as initiated in experiments. It is also reductionist in the fact that the intention is to decrease the ideas into a little, distinct set of ideas to test; such information that extends throughout a post positivist lens is founded on cautious surveillance and measurement of the objective realism that exists in the world. Therefore, developing numeric actions of observations and studying the performance of people becomes dominant for a post positivist. Lastly, there are laws or theories that rule the world and these have to be tested or confirmed and polished so that they can be understood. Consequently, in the scientific method, the established method to research by post positivists, a person starts with a theory, gathers data that either upholds or disproves the theory, and then makes essential changes before supplementary tests are done (Ryan, n.d.).
Social constructivism which is frequently pooled with interpretivism is a dissimilar viewpoint, and is characteristically seen as an advance to qualitative research. Social constructivists hold assumption that people seek understanding of the world in which they live and work. People develop subjective meanings of their knowledge, meanings aimed at certain matters or things. These meanings are diverse and numerous, leading the researcher to look for a convolution of visions rather than tapering meanings into a little groups or ideas. The aim of research is to depend as much as possible on the participant's outlooks of the circumstances being studied. The questions become extensive and universal so that the participants can build the meaning of the circumstance, usually put forth in discussions or connections with other people. The more open ended the inquiring, the better, as the researcher listens cautiously to what people articulate or do in their life surroundings. These are not easily put upon people but are fashioned by way of interaction with others and through historical and cultural standards surroundings of the participants. The researcher's aim is to make sense of or understand the meanings that others have about the world. Rather than beginning with a theory, inquirers produce or inductively grow a theory or outline of meaning (Social Constructivism, 2006).
There are other researchers that hold the philosophical suppositions of the advocacy/participatory approach. This worldview is normally seen with qualitative research, but it can be a basis for quantitative research too. An advocacy/participatory worldview hold that research questions need to be entwined with politics and a political agenda. Therefore, the research includes an action agenda for improvement that may alter the lives of the participants, the institutions in which people work or live, and the researcher's life. Furthermore, exact issues have to be looked at that
America -- a ealthy Nation
orldview, Thesis Statement and Outline
America's positive contribution towards the other economies
Personal orldview: America -- a ealthy Nation
This topic is about the fundamental phenomenon of comparison among the nations. This comparison is usually based on different factors such as wealth, power, economy, foreign affairs, to name a few. These factors infer a generalized view of the subject matter. It is little complex to define these factors precisely and specifically. For example, it is difficult to identify that what constitutes a powerful nation. It could be the largest and huge number of soldiers which makes a nation powerful or may be the advancement in technology and innovation makes a nation powerful. However idea can be generated from the generalized view. This idea can give a precise and specific aspect of the subject matter.
My view of a nation being wealthy is that the…
Buckingham, J. (1970). America. Massachusetts: Applewood Books.
Keister, L.A. (2005). Getting Rich: America's New Rich and How They Got That Way. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Power of the Cross: alter ink and the Nature of Non-Violence in Christianity
alter ink, professor of Biblical Interpretation at Auburn Theological Seminary and well-known international lecturer, discusses in his religious discourses the nature of Christianity in society, particularly in its creation of a different 'worldview' among its followers/believers. ink posits in Engaging the Powers that Christianity successfully creates social transformation by creating a distinct 'worldview' among its followers, manifested through religious institutions, artifacts, and rituals/traditions. In effect, Christianity, as a religious philosophy and ideology, subsists to non-violence in order to establish influence and power in society. ink appropriately terms this phenomenon of Christian dominance as "the power of the cross."
In studying the nature of the Christian worldview, ink traces the origin of Christian dominance in the world. His analysis showed that by portraying an image of a non-violent religion, Christianity has gained power and influence over its people.…
Wink, W. (1992). Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
W. Wink official web site: http://www.walterwink.com.
Biblical Worldview: How Genesis 1:26-27 Affects My Choice of Professions
A belief that is foundational to the Christian faith is that people are made in the image of God as explicated in Genesis 1:26-27. Given this centrality, it is reasonable to posit that this biblical worldview also affects Christians' choices of professions in varying degrees. To gain some fresh insights into this issue, this paper provides an explanation concerning how this belief affects my relation to people in my chosen vocation of foster parent and group home director, followed by a summary of the research and important findings concerning this biblical worldview in the conclusion.
The unique status of humankind is clearly established early on in the Old Testament in the Genesis 1 account. For instance, the New International Version (NIV) of Genesis 1:26 states that:
Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so…
Blatt, Susan Mcnair. A Guidebook for Raising Foster Children. Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey, 2000.
Peterson, Anna L. Being Human: Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2001.
In this way, it has a consistency since, not measuring itself against fluctuating essences such as physics, biology, psychology, and the other sciences; it asserts that existence can be gauged only by the human's reaction and response to his own existence. And that each human has to work out for himself how to live his life (Flynn, 2006).
On the other hand, existentialism can be inconsistent since, history seems to indicate that it has often followed the fashion of the moment and country. There have been times when existentialism has been more Christian (such as with Kierkegaard) and times when it was not only atheistic but contra- religious too (e.g. Nietzsche). These moods seem to correspond with the religious mood of the moment. 'Authenticity' it seems has been defined by the social, historical, and political aspects of the country and moment. In that way, existentialism could become Christian (Kierkegaard or…
Flynn, T., 2006. Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Harrison, P., 2004, Elements of Pantheism; Religious reverence of nature and the universe, Coral Springs, Florida: Llumina Press, 2nd edition.
Kuhn, T (1962) the Structure of Scientific Revolutions 3rd ed. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press
European World View
In the 15th Century, the knowledge that the Europeans had of the world was so limited since most of them had never been outside Europe and their view of the outside world was in relation to Europe itself. Indeed, the European map of the world had only Europe, Asia and the top part of Africa as the only continents that existed in the world. The map also depicted only one ocean, "the Ocean Sea" to be existent in the world (Schmiechen James, 1999). There was a wide belief that the world was flat, though a few Europeans had the knowledge that it was not flat but the challenge was to know how big it was.
The lack of knowledge about the outside world gave room for rumors to fill in the gaps. From the European art, it is apparent that there was a gross misconception of what…
Chris Butler, (2007). Early voyages of Exploration (c.1400-1550). Retrieved October 22,
2011 from http://www.flowofhistory.com/units/west/12/FC81
Schmiechen James, (1999). A History of Western Society, 6th ed. Study Guide vol. II.
Boston: Houghton, 1999. (p. 540). Retrieved October 22, 2011 from http://chrislayson.com/about2.html
Values and Ethics
A person's worldview is shaped in many ways starting from birth. The values held by his family, friends and community are impressed upon him during the first years of his life, and form the basis by which he interacts with the world and through which he understands his experiences. hile many people remain truest to the ethics developed in childhood, and only develop complexity in their ethical standards as they age, others choose to stay true to the values that call to them most clearly and build up their values around a new pattern of beliefs. My values were rooted in my family of birth and developed through the influence of my friends and community, but they crystalized during the nearly two decades I spent serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Among my core values are the Marine Corp ethical goals of honor, courage and commitment, and…
Merriam-Webster. 2011. "Definition: Honorable." Retrieved June 4, 2011 from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honorable
The author of this report is to answer the seven worldview questions as offered by James Sire from the text. These questions include queries about prime reality, the nature of the world around us, what a human being is, what happens to a person when they die, how it is possible to know anything at all, how someone knows right from wrong and what the meaning of human history happens to be. These are questions that vex and perplex even the wisest of persons at times but the author of this report will venture to answer them anyway. While no one knows the answers to the questions with scientific certainty, there are some that are more certain than others.
The first question is the one about prime reality. Indeed, it pertains to the concept and idea that there is something or someone out there that is never-ending, eternal…
xenophobic sensibilities distort our worldview, informing us of an unrealistic portrait of the global village. A community six billion strong, the earth is comprised of symbiotic and codependent relationships. However disparate, incohesive, and chaotic human society may be, a common genetic code demands a great degree of interaction. However our minds would like to compartmentalize us, isolating region from region, race from race, we humans are fundamentally similar to one another. Why, then do we so sorely lack compassion? 59% of the world's wealth is controlled by a tiny number of people, all from the United States. Is this an ideal world? Almost three-quarters of the world's population are illiterate; only 1% is college educated and the same amount own computers. Half the globe suffers from some form of malnutrition. These unfortunate realities belie the very concept of a global village, for how can any of us accept this as…
Yin and Stake Philosophical Worldviews
My perspective as a qualitative doctoral researcher more closely aligns with Yin’s worldview than with Stake’s. As Yazan (2015) notes, Yin’s approach to case study research was rather systematic: he wanted to ensure that researchers could apply the case study design by following a standardized method that would allow the design to be used as a legitimate method of research in the social sciences. Yin’s perspective was positivistic in the sense that he believed “objectivity, validity and generalizability” could be achieved in case study research (Yazan, 2015, p. 136). As Yazan (2015) also points out, Yin believed that case study research should “maximize four conditions related to design quality: construct validity, internal validity, external validity, and reliability” (p. 137). Validity and reliability were yardsticks that Yin suggested every case study researcher keep in mind when conducting research and have available so as to constantly be…
The child's presentation of his naive question that is asked without any expectation of an answer conveys an innocence over the entire poem.
In the second stanza, however, the imagery is not quite so clear, and the images become more analogy than picture, but the analogy represents innocence and purity. In the child's answer about who made the Lamb, the child describes the creator as both a child and a Lamb. Commonly, children are thought of as innocent and pure, as are lambs (the children of sheep, if you will) considered harmless and docile. In Christianity, Jesus often refers to a child-like state or a child-like mind as the most innocent and teachable mindset to have. Also in Christianity, lambs are considered innocent and blameless, at times in need of love and guidance. Indeed, the child in the poem explains it best when he says that the Lamb's creator "became…
Blake, William. "The Lamb." Songs of Innocence. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1971.
Jesus said that God created human beings (Matt. 19:4) and they should worship and obey Him wholly and also love their neighbors, much as they love themselves (Matt. 22: 37-39). He also taught that human beings have immaterial souls that live on after one dies and that these souls will be reunited with bodies on the day of resurrection (Matt: 12: 26-27; John 5:28-29). Interestingly, Jesus termed human beings as spiritually "lost" (Luke 19:10) and also corrupt (Matt. 9:13; Mark 7:21-23) (Douglas . Groothuis 2003).
Buddha did not speculate about the origins of humans. His focus was the existing human condition with emphasis on suffering occasioned by having unfulfilled wants and desires. His teachings asserted that humans cannot satisfy the needs of their souls as they do not have souls to begin with. Similar to a chariot that lacks essence and is just a composition of individual components and…
Douglas R. Groothuis. "Jesus and Buddha: Two Masters or One?" CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, 2003.
Mikio Matsuoka. "The Buddhist Concept of the Human Being: From the Viewpoint of the Philosophy of the Soka Gakkai." The Journal of Oriental Studies, 2005.
Paul Dooley. Buddhism V. Christianity. 2014. https://evidencetobelieve.net/buddhism-vs.-christianity/ .
Scott A. Mitchell. "Christianity is for rubes; Buddhism is for actors": U.S. media representations of Buddhism in the wake of the Tiger Woods' scandal." Journal of Global Buddhism, 2012: 61-79.
Worldviews and Christianity
What practical steps could be taken to build a relationship with a follower of this worldview who might be a co-worker, neighbor, etc.
One of the first steps, in my opinion, would be to build an understanding of the individual's worldview. This would include the doctrines and dogmas of the religious beliefs that this worldview holds, but also the information about why this individual is affiliated with that worldview. For example, it may be the case that a Buddhist or Hindu was born into the faith and was taught the teachings of the religion through their family and the broader network of people in their lives. A secular humanist, by contrast, may have chosen their worldview based on their own personal reasoning as opposed to family or cultural reasons. However, understanding the worldview and how the person became affiliated with it will provide an avenue to communicate…