The Presupposition Of Worldview: The Universe Next Door

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• Question 1: James Sire defines what a worldview is in chapter 1 of The Universe Next Door. Summarize each part of Sire’s worldview definition (worldview as a commitment; expressed in a story or a set of presuppositions; assumptions that may be true, conscious, consistent; the foundation on which we live) and share a time in your life when your worldview came into greater clarity. Consider using the 7 basic worldview questions to help you with this question.

What is a Worldview? “A worldview is a commitment, a fundamental orientation of the heart, that can be expressed as a story or in a set of presuppositions (assumptions which may be true, partially true or entirely false) which we hold (consciously or subconsciously, consistently or
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Worldview as a commitment. This definition of worldview involves the mind, but more importantly it engages the soul. situated in the heart of a person all actions and thoughts come from this heart. Expressed as a story or set of presuppositions. Meaning that a worldview is not a story or a set of presuppositions, however it can be expressed in this way. Assumptions which may be true, conscious, consistent. With this comes the meaning that there is “a way things are”, pretty much many people’s beliefs are not in line with the way things really are in the world, therefore making them hard or impossible to be true. The foundation on which we live. Our own worldview may not be what we think it is, however it can be displayed in our words and actions. Most times we are not even aware of what it is, because this personal worldview is so deeply embedded in our subconscious. A time I engaged in worldview as a commitment was when I first asked my girlfriend out on a date. I remember coming across her Instagram page and thinking “wow this light skin thing is thicker than a snicker and too fine not to …show more content…
Therefore in Chapter 2, the author explains the main propositions from a Christian Theism worldview. Each of the eight basic propositions is answered from a Christian theism worldview predicated on the concept of God Basic Christian Theism; 1. God is infinite and personal, transcendent and immanent, omniscient, sovereign and good 2. God created the cosmos ex nihilo to operate with a uniformity of natural causes in an open system 3. Human beings are created in the image of God and thus possess personality, self-transcendence, intelligence, morality, gregariousness and creativity 4. Human beings can know both the world around them and God himself because God has built into them the capacity to do so and because he takes an active role in communicating with them 5. Human beings were created good, but through the Fall the image of god became defaced, though not so ruined as not to be capable of restoration; through the work of Christ God redeemed humanity and began the process of restoring people to goodness, though any given person may choose to reject that redemption 6. For each person death is either the gate to life with God and his people or the gate to eternal separation from the only thing that will ultimately fulfill human aspirations 7. Ethics is transcendent and is based on the character of God as good (holy and

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