Christian Worldview: A Request and a Tentative Work

I think what I am doing in this blog is a bit out of the ordinary. And I offer it with an attitude of trepidation.  But nevertheless, I have included in this blog a link to the first chapter of what I envision as an entire book on Christian Worldview.  The tentative title is The Integration of Christian Worldview:  Substance and Method.  I am offering it for public view because I am also requesting any comments readers may have about it, either on the substance or the style.  I believe this topic is one of the most important for scholars and students today, but has been sorely neglected in recent years pretty much everywhere. for reasons we may debate.  To think Christianly is one of the great needs for all believers, even as we seek to proclaim the Gospel of Christ.

Please bear in mind that it is only a first draft.  In addition, please comment on substance from within the theological/philosophical framework of Evangelical Christianity. Of course one will not agree with its content in general or with its foundations if one is not a believer of coming from a tradition outside of Evangelicalism of theologically a conservative type.  I know that already.  So please keep that in mind.

But otherwise since I intend this to appeal to the intelligent reader I am asking my intelligent blog readers (whom I think most or all of you are I believe) give me feedback.  In the meantime, I will be moving on to Chapter One while revising the Introduction.

Thanks for your input.  And here it is:

 

4 thoughts on “Christian Worldview: A Request and a Tentative Work”

  1. I’m going to give my honest feedback, I didn’t read most of it, but there is much to be done in terms of corrections and grammar, might I suggest if you have any friends who are English professors that you have one of them read it (as you can tell from this post I’m of course not qualified)

    1. I should have said I expected to see those problems, as I have not checked it yet. But thanks.

  2. My comments are below. I apologize in advance if my critiques seem harsh; that is not my intent.

    1) In the introduction, you describe the topic of each chapter. Chapters 3 and 4 look like they are going to be very long. I would suggest splitting each into two or more individual chapters.
    2) I believe that you attempted to cover too much in the introduction. Historical use of “worldview,” your definition of terms, etc. could all be their own individual chapters. I suggest doing justice to the topics and devoting enough time/chapters to each.
    3) Flesh out why you believe that the Bible is a trustworthy source. You explain that the Bible is inerrant and trustworthy because it is from God; discuss more about why that is so. Also, provide more information from a less “pure logic” standpoint. For example, explain that we can believe the Bible because the surviving manuscripts out-number and out-date that of any other historical work and still remain consist. Explain the architectural support, secular historical support, etc. for the events in the Bible. You must show your readers that the Bible is to be trusted above all other books. If your entire argument is built on the Bible, you need to show that it is at least reasonable (and not merely blind faith that allows) for us to accept the Bible. If people don’t agree with your premise, they will
    have no logical reason to accept your conclusion.

    Overall, it was a very intriguing read. I look forward to the next installment.

    1. Thanks. I have already considered splitting some chapters, but have to decide whether it would make it too long. As for the Bible as presupposition, you have actually hit the nail on the head here. It is my explicit intention not to rely much or at all on evidential support, since I use a presuppositional epistemology. Others have done that quite well. This is unique–and yes, controversial. But I can see I will have to justify my epistemology a bit more.

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