REL206/REL506: Intro to Biblical Worldview
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REL206/REL506: Intro to Biblical Worldview

Brought to you by the International Alliance for Christian Education, this course introduces the concept of worldview and equips you with a foundational knowledge of a Christian worldview and the skills to assess competing worldviews encountered in the culture today.

At a Glance

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define worldview, explain various paradigms of worldview, and list the ultimate questions worldviews answer
  • Discuss the narrative contours of a Christian worldview and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses in relation to other competing worldviews
  • Critically assess worldviews represented in one’s own cultural context and relate these to the Christian worldview
This course includes:
  • Assigned proctor to guide you through the course and provide extra assignments
  • Access to course material—video lectures; lessons; key concept reviews, and quizzes
  • Access to the Cerego learning system to build memory retention of course objectives
  • $250 per month access to complete the course at your own pace
  • Advanced
    120 hours

    Only enroll in this course if you have applied to the BibleMesh Institute, been accepted and directed to take this course.

    More Details

    Utilizing lectures from John Stonestreet, this course examines the nature and function of worldviews. You will learn about the foundational questions about life all worldviews serve to answer and explore four different non-Christian worldviews: naturalistic, transcendental, postmodern, and theistic. In the process, students are given a broad vision of the Christian life and the way it equips them to live according to God’s purposes in every sphere of culture.

    Course Outline

        • Unit 1: Introduction to Worldview
        • Unit 2: Categories of Worldview
        • Unit 3: Naturalistic Worldview
        • Unit 4: Expressions of Naturalism
        • Unit 5: Transcendental Worldview
        • Unit 6: Postmodern Worldview
        • Unit 7: Theistic Worldview
          - Midterm Exam
        • Unit 8: Christian Worldview
        • Unit 9: The Image of God – Part 1
        • Unit 10: The Image of God – Part 2
        • Unit 11: Evaluating Worldviews
        • Unit 12: Virtues
        • Unit 13: Worldviews and Culture – Part 1
        • Unit 14: Worldviews and Culture – Part 2
          - Final Exam

    Recommended Textbooks for the Course

    • Tawa J. Anderson, W. Michael Clark, and David K. Naugle, An Introduction to Christian Worldview: Pursuing God’s Perspective in a Pluralistic World (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2017). ISBN: 978-0-8308-5123-2
    • John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle, A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World (Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2020). ISBN: 978-0-8307-8124-9