World Views Final Study Guide Pg.2

World Views Final Study Guide Pg.2 - "Christians should be...

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“Christians should be different”--- Does this mean that everyone else is wrong? World View: Faithful (Fidelity): “Faithfulness of mind” --Faithfulness Vs. Difference Metaphors for World Views 1,) Puzzle Box top- Shows you how the pieces fit together; allows you to make the world make some sense. 2.) Lens- Prescription Vs. Sunglasses; World Views should bring things into focus; see the world more clearly etc. 3.) Infrastructure- Makes things run right; holds up the “main thing” Starting Point -A “priori” belief- Beliefs we assume to be true without proof, often not able to be proved. -Core “pillar” beliefs that hold up everything else (Ex. Jesus death/ resurrection; Trinity; Heaven/ hell) -Things you “go to war for” CORF--- Creation, Order Rationality, Fear, (Reverence for the Lord) System - -Ordered set of beliefs that allows us to think and live consistently -A. Kuyper--- Good system must address 3 basic relationships Story- - Creation—Fall—Redemption—Consummation - Narratives that explain the world and how it works o Grand Narratives (metannarative) that try to explain everything o Personal Narratives that put us in the stories 3 Tests of World Views 1.)Test of Evidence/ Correspondence -Does what we believe match/ line up with reality? -Does it fit the facts? 2.) Logical Consistency/ Coherence -Do our beliefs contradict? -Do they fit together? 3.) Test of existential repugnance/ productivity -Can your belief be lived? -Cause problems or solve them? The Journey *Pre-Socratic 1.) Thales- “Father of Philosophy;” all is water, and the world is full of “gods” four elements (Earth, 2.) Democritus and the Atomists- All the world is make of tiny particles that differ only in number; guided only by chance 3.) Pythagoras- Believed that a higher intelligence was the source and director of things. 4.) Sophist- Old: you determine what is “true” to you; New: Nobody knows who’s right or if there is anything that is “correct”—pissed off Socrates 5.) Zeitgeists- “Spirit of the Age” Truth cannot be known; no basis for morality What keeps us from the “Journey”? Pascal’s Penses: 1.) Diversion—Worldly things distract us very well. Lots of material things. 2.) Indifference—Sloth. Lazy. Never try, never fail. It doesn’t matter. 3.) Despair—Afraid to know. Nihilism- there is nothing, nothing matters Chapter 1 Hedonism- Seek pleasure; avoid pain --Epicureanism- “refined” hedonism; be a hedonist, but don’t be a fool
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-Seek the “finer things” in life because there is uncertainty about everything else -Ex: Hugh Heffner -Don’t ask, “should I” because there is only want (In Epicurean’s World) Hedonism Paradox: If we get the pleasure we seek, we end up in pain Chapter 2 Postmodernism- you can’t know anything; depravity of knowledge; all we have left is Starbucks --Protaguras Modernism- Thought/ knowledge was dictated by science and the scientific approach to knowing. --Descartes: Guided by reason
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