Please type your answers below each question. 1. List three analogies for worldview used in Chapter 1 of the textbook. Foundations of a building, Lens, and Box top of a puzzle 2. List the various definitions and descriptions of worldview found in the textbook and lecture. The textbook describes world view as a “foundational set of assumptions to which one commits that serves as a framework for understanding and interpreting reality and deeply shapes one’s behavior.” (Waddell, 2016) “A conceptual framework, pattern, or arrangement of a person’s beliefs. The best worldviews are comprehensive, systematic, and supposedly true views of life and the world.” (Nash, 1999, p.13) “How one sees life and the world at large.” (Samples, 2007, p.20) “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 inconsistently) about the basic constitution of reality, and that provides the foundation on which we live and move and have our being.” (Sire, 2004, p.122) The lecture quotes: “A set of assumptions or beliefs about reality that affect how we think and how we live.” (Cosgrove,
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