Christian Worldview Details A worldview acts like glasses through which one views the world. In this course, students explore the big questions that make up a worldview, questions like “Why are we here?” and “What is my purpose?” Students examine how Christians answer these questions and work on exploring their own worldviews, as well as learning how worldview influences one’s perceptions, decision making, and everyday life. Credit Hours 4.0 PreRequisites coRequisites Course Add-Ons Additional Material Electronic Resource CWV Welcome Message Watch Dr. Jason Hiles, Dean of the College of Theology, in a welcome message to all Christian Worldview students: “CWV Welcome Message.” Textbook The Beginning of Wisdom: An Introduction to Christian Thought and Life Grand Canyon University. (2015). The beginning of wisdom: An introduction to Christian thought and life. Phoenix, AZ: Grand Canyon University. ISBN: gcu_00000000000015 - canyon-university/2015/the-beginning-of- wisdom_an-introduction-to-christian-thought-and- life_ebook_2e.php Other Bible Basics If you are unfamiliar with the Bible or need a refresher, please review the "Bible Basics" PowerPoint. Other Resources to be Used in CWV Writing Assignments Acceptable resources for assignments (in addition to the textbook, lecture and Bible) are the following: GCU eLibrary sources (books, peer reviewed journals, encyclopedias) Published books (not self-published) Students must follow the guidelines for reference page and in-text citations from the GCU Style Guide found under RESOURCES/ Student Success Center/ The Writing Center.
Other The Bible This course requires the use of a Bible. Students should use one of the following versions: the English Standard Version (ESV), the New International Version (NIV), or the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Each of these versions is available in print. These variations are also available for free at . Students might also find it helpful to choose a study Bible such as the Life Application Study Bible NIV or the ESV Study Bible in order to take advantage of additional information. Topics Topic 1: Understanding Worldview Duration: 7 days Description: Objectives: 1. Define the concept of worldview and its utility and value. 2. Evaluate basic worldview families prominent in western cultures (secularism, pantheism, theism) and the sources of knowledge that each emphasizes. 3. Reflect on one’s personal commitments with respect to basic worldview components in comparison to one’s understanding of Christianity. Topic Material: Lecture Note 1. CWV-301 Lecture 1 Read Lecture 1. Textbook 2. The Beginning of Wisdom: An Introduction to Christian Thought and Life Read Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2 in The Beginning of Wisdom: An Introduction to Christian Thought and Life.
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