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Worldview Analysis Essay

Hope Russell

A Christian Worldview is “any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement or religion that provides an overreaching approach to understanding God, the world and man’s relations to God and the world”(Nobel D, 1995).  As Christians we believe everything we say and do started from our foundation, The Bible.  A biblical worldview means we view life through God’s eyes.  God is the creator of the world and rules this universe (Genesis).  A person’s world view can also be how one views their own life, religion and their own personal morals.

        Beginning in Colonial America, education was taught and based around a Biblical Worldview.  With these teachings students would know everything relating to God by reading and learning his word.  Other subjects taught were basic academics like math and writing.  Later on in the 18th century, a scientific revolution occurred in America’s education.  This brought about an intellectual movement known as an Enlightment Period.  During this period a Scientific Revolution began and its theory questioned the philosophy of God.  This new theory questioned how the world and man were created.  This theory stated that if a theory could not be proven it was not real.  These Philosophers came to argue that Biblical principles should not be taught and only academics of natural reasoning should be.  During that time, it seemed as if the worldview was to detach from God and focus more on man.  This started a time of Rationalism.  Rationalism had educational goals to advance the knowledge of man (Ferdon, pg.94).  “To give children a good education in manners, arts, and science is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility reason on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.”(Noah Webster). After Rationalism came the worldview of Romantic Transcendent came into play.  This theory like Rationalism, distorted the idea of God and Man as God intended.  It was believed also during this time that man existed because of his surroundings socially.  Once this theory spread, people began to deny God and were not recognizing his as the head of his convenient.  This began to create evil theories.  When God’s philosophies and Biblical worldviews were ignored, it allowed for atheism beliefs and teachings to surface.

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