CWV101 Christian Worldview
Week 1 Review
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1. List three analogies for worldview used in Chapter 1 of the textbook.
2. List the various definitions and descriptions of worldview found in the textbook and lecture.
3. Match the following worldview terms (Atheism, Pantheism, Theism, and Deism) with the correct description below.
a. Belief in a personal and relational God who created and sustains all that exists:
b. Belief in a God who created all things but is not relational or involved in the world:
c. Belief that “all is god” and in a strong sense of spiritualism but not in a personal God:
d. Belief based only on the natural or physical realm with no spiritual or supernatural:
4. According to Chapter 1 in the textbook and Lecture 1, which worldview families use both faith and reason?
5. What kind of person does James 1:26 speak about?
6. Summarize Proverbs 8:10-11.
7. What is the difference between private and shared worldviews?
8. Briefly describe the three worldview tests.
9. Match the following worldview elements (Ultimate Reality, Nature of the Universe, Human Nature, Knowledge, Ethics, and Purpose) with the correct question below:
a. Is there absolute truth?
b. Is there a God?
c. How do we know right from wrong?
d. Is there a spiritual part to the universe?
e. Does life have meaning?
f. Are humans merely higher orders of mammals?
10. When discussing worldviews, what is the difference between an open system and a closed system?
Hiles, J. S., & Smith, A. F. (2015). Evaluating wisely. In Grand Canyon University (Ed.), The beginning of wisdom: An introduction to Christian thought and life (2nd ed.). Available from http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2015/the-beginning-of-wisdom_an-introduction-to-christian-thought-and-life_ebook_2e.php
Lecture 1. (2017). CWV-101: Christian Worldview. Phoenix, AZ: Grand Canyon University.
Waddell, J. (2015). Seeking wisdom. In Grand Canyon University (Ed.), The beginning of wisdom: An introduction to Christian thought and life (2nd ed.). Available from http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2015/the-beginning-of-wisdom_an-introduction-to-christian-thought-and-life_ebook_2e.php
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