Foundations 1

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  1. Worldview definition
    a set of assumptions or beliefs about reality that affect how we think and live
  2. Assumption/ Presupposition
    pre-supposing that things are this way and are not this other way. We are accepting a view of things before we have a lot of evidence for it.
  3. Worldviews affect knowledge how?
    • 1. Narrows down the subjects we are interested in studying
    • 2. Push us toward certain methods of gathering information- how you act
    • 3. The interpretations an investigator places around the data gathered are controlled
    • by the beliefs the investigator holds
  4. Test of evidence
    does your worldview fit the world of data and evidence?
  5. Test of logical consistency
    do all of the beliefs of that worldview work together and agree with one another?
  6. Test of existential repugnance
    does the worldview fit with what is accepted as ok by humanity?
  7. Naturalism
    all reality is natural, nothing is supernatural. Nice word for atheism
  8. Secular humanism
    “street’ version of atheistic naturalism. “I-don’t-know-and-I-don’t-care.” Agnosticism. Universe is only matter(secular), but I am more than mere matter (humanism)
  9. Atheistic existentialism
    choice, not a distinct human brain, is what keeps us apart from the world of nature
  10. Pantheism
    “everything is god” main goal is ultimate oneness, reality is an illusion
  11. New Age Movement
    an attempt to make pantheism ement-more applicable to western culture. The individual self exists and that is contains all truth and power if only we can unleash it. No gods exist but self does
  12. Christian theism
    the worldview of Christians, the belief in a personal God, and that God is Jesus Christ as described in the Bible
  13. Epistemology
    ways of knowing
  14. Anthropology
    the study of human nature
  15. Freak personality
    atheistic existentialism, we are an accident of nature that we have personalities
  16. Models of integration of faith and learning
    • 1. sole authority/against models
    • 2. separate authorities/ parallels models
    • 3. equal authorities/ integration model
    • 4. foundational authority/ worldview models
  17. What the bible contributes to knowledge
    1. It gives us a worldview to base our knowledge off of

    2. It gives us info on some subjects such as family, crime and punshiment, etc.
  18. What the human intellect contributes to
    1. It is very capable of understanding and acquiring info

    2. “all truth is God’s truth” anything that is true that we learn is from God.
  19. Exhaustive truth
    The sum of all truth
  20. All truth is God’s truth
    truth, wherever or however it is discovered, is always from God
  21. Dogma
    those truths for which we are so certain that we bundle them all into a creed rather than debate over them
  22. Dogmatic
    to put less certain beliefs on the same level as dogma
  23. Empiricism
    to know through your senses
  24. Special revelation
    God’s communication to human beings through the Bible and the person of Jesus Christ
  25. General revelation
    truth that is revealed to us by science and the arts
  26. Sole authority/ against model
    faith and learning are antagonistic of one another, faith stands against learning
  27. Separate authorities/parallels model
    faith and learning are not enemies but rather complimentary sources of the truth. Though they are both true, they never interact with one another (parallel)
  28. Equal authorities/ Integration model
    admits that there is an overlap between the content of the bible and the content of academic subject matter. They are separate but equal
  29. Foundational authority/ Worldview model
    the major contribution of the Bible to our academic and life pursuits is that it gives us a worldview foundation from which to do our studies in science, social science, and the arts
  30. Integration is a two-way street
    faith affects learning and learning affects faith according to the foundational authority model
  31. The problem of faith without learning
    it can never be tested for truth
  32. The problem of learning without faith
    people tend to study the trivial
  33. The purposes of fiction
    • 1. Fiction
    • can be enjoyable

    • 2. Fiction
    • can deeply affect you

    • 3. Fiction
    • can give you a world of experiences

    • 4. Fiction
    • can be a lie that reveals the truth
  34. The purpose of science fiction
    it takes you out of the world so you can see it more clearly
  35. Ransom
    a philologist who is on a walking trip and is kidnapped by Watson and Devine
  36. Philologist
    some who studies language
  37. Watson
    a scientist whose only concern is to make sure mankind exists as long as possible
  38. Devine
    a man along with Watson who wants to sell the gold they found in malacandra
  39. Malacandra
    the world that they go to, Mars
  40. Thulcandra
    the silent planet or earth
  41. Sorns
    long, slender creature from Malacandra that studies philosophy
  42. Hrossa
    beaver like creatures that love to sing and recite poetry
  43. Pfifltriggi
    frog like creatures that work well with their hands and dig up the gold in the land
  44. Hnau
    the main beaver that finds Ransom and sends him to Oyarsa
  45. Eldil
    a spirit like being that is full of light and delivers messages from Oyarsa
  46. Oyarsa
    the ruler of Malacandra a sort of archangel of the land.
  47. Maleldil
    Similar to God in that he created everything and has control over all the lands and planets.
  48. Bent man
    a man who has gone astray
  49. How does the face lecture relate to worldviews?
    It shows personhood which most worldviews either ignore or explain away
  50. Subcutaneous facial muscles
    the purpose is so you can move the skin in very precise movements in order to show facial expression
  51. Facial erogenous zones
    • typically tight areas of the skin, has to do
    • with expansion and blood vessels
    • 1. Lips

    2. Earlobes

    3. nose
  52. The apologetic from desire
    we recognize beauty and that it is just right
  53. The apologetic from pain
    we recognize pain and that it’s wrong
  54. Facial recognition area of the brain
    right interior medial temporal lobe
  55. sin
    your bad off, broken, destroyed nature
  56. sins
    the bad things you do
  57. Human nature as the best test of a worldview
    • the defense for supernaturalism is the human heart and its
    • desires
    • 1.we are either freaks through evolution
    • 2.or the universe is bigger than we thought
  58. biological machine
    naturalism's view of human nature
  59. street worldview
    • the actual application of a worldview in reality
    • secular humanism is the street worldview of naturalism
    • the New Age Movement is the street worldview of Pantheism
  60. Atman is Brahman
    the soul of man is the soul of the universe
  61. image of God
    Christan theistic view of human nature. He is a person, we are persons
  62. two-book view of God's revelation
    • special revelation
    • general revelation
  63. total depravity of man
    • the absolute inability to do good
    • the fallen state of man as a result of original sin
  64. human nature
    • a unified physical, mental, and spiritual being
    • free will in the midst of strong influences
  65. purpose in life
    • to give glory to God (to reveal God's character and nature in our lives)
    • to do God's work in this world
    • to enjoy God and His word
  66. ethics in life
    absolutes in right and wrong come from the absolute character of God as revealed in the Bible and the person of Jesus Christ
  67. meaning of suffering
    must be understood within God's love, power, and purpose
  68. your eyes will be opened
    they bagan to see form their own perspective instead of God's and they were bent inward
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2011-09-26 03:08:41
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