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Worldviews in Conflict

Author : Kevin Swanson
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As long as Christian liberal arts programs fail to engage the challenges to Christianity in the battle of ideas, they play a part in the continuing decline of the faith in the Western world. It is extremely dangerous to accept the "great" thinkers and writers uncritically, whether it be Karl Marx, Ralph Waldo Emerson, or Nathaniel Hawthorne. The great thinkers and the liberal arts programs have influenced millions of young people to abandon the Christian faith over the centuries. Every Christian student should be familiar with the ideas and the writings that have formed the modern world and that subsequently undermined the Christian foundations in the West. Young people must also be well-versed and well-equipped to engage in the battle of worldviews before they graduate from high school or college. That is why this curriculum is so desperately needed.

Worldviews in Conflict

Author : Ronald H. Nash
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This world is a battlefield in the arena of ideas. The prize is the heart and mind of humankind. In this book, Ronald Nash outlines the Christian way of looking at God, self, and the world. He holds that worldview up against the tests of reason, logic, and experience, particularly discussing the problems of evil and the alleged "nonsense" of the historic Christian doctrines and of Jesus' incarnation and resurrection. He finds the Christian worldview sound and urges Christians to equip themselves intellectually to defend the faith on that battlefield. He particularly hits the attractions to our generation of naturalism and the New Age movement, pointing out their weaknesses and pitfalls as well as those of older worldviews. "Christian theism," he writes, "is a system that commends itself to the whole person"; but he stresses that a great difference exists between "belief that" and "belief in."

Worldviews in Conflict

Author : Kevin Swanson
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This textbook and teacher's guide includes: selected readings and summaries of 15+ philosophers and authors of the modern world; in-depth analysis of influential literary works including Shakespeare's Macbeth, Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea; prayers to equip students in the war of ideas; reviews of popular music and movies; and vocabulary, study questions, exams, and essay assignments for each section. (See more at:

Competing Conceptions of American Foreign Policy

Author : Stanley J. Michalak
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World Views in Conflict

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Worldviews in Conflict

Author : Sharon Fish Mooney
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The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview

Author : John P. Newport
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John Newport delivers a comprehensive study of the impact of New Age beliefs on contemporary culture - and on Christianity itself - while also offering an effective, biblical antidote to today's worldview crisis. After first surveying the historical development of the New Age worldview, from ancient times through important tendencies in nineteenth-century America to recent Far Eastern influences, Newport explores in depth eleven key areas of the New Age worldview and contrasts each area of belief with the traditional biblical worldview.

The Concept of Worldviews in Understanding and Addressing the Conflict of Creation and Evolution

Author : Gregory William King
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When Worldviews Collide

Author : Nicole Smith
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This thesis uses worldview conflict theory to examine an unsuccessful lobbying campaign of the Coalition for Change for Caregivers and Temporary Foreign Workers. Using Nudler (1990, 1993), Blechman, Crocker, Docherty, and Garon (2000) and Docherty (1996, 2001), a worldview conflict analysis was developed and applied to the campaign. This research addresses two questions: 1) Is communication between the parties being impeded by the negotiation of reality? 2) Could the application of a worldview conflict analysis show the parties a way to communicate without negotiating reality? Data collected from publically available documents (Coalition, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and Minister of Human Resources and Skill Development Canada) were analyzed using content analysis, Lakoff and Johnson's (1980) metaphor analysis, and worldview conflict analysis. Similarities between the parties' worldviews (regarding what is valuable, construction and structure of the world, and enforcement of ethic) indicated ways they could communicate without negotiating reality.

Worldview Skills

Author : Jessie Sutherland
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Author : Sandra I. Cheldelin
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This major new textbook analyses the emergent role of conflict analysis and resolution. Cheldelin, Druckman and Fast are all based at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and are international experts in the field of conflict. Covering theory, research and practice, the authors provide a comprehensive typology of conflict, as well as an in-depth analysis of the structural, strategic and cultural factors which influence conflict. They explore its management and resolution, paying particular attention to the concepts of negotiation, mediation and peace-building.

The Founders the Constitution and Public Administration

Author : Michael W. Spicer
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Viewed alternately as an obstacle to justice, an impediment to efficient government, and a tool by which some groups gain benefits and privileges at the expense of others, public administration threatens to become the whipping boy of American government. In this innovative look at the nation's bureaucracy, Michael W. Spicer revisits the values of the Constitution in order to reconcile the administrative state to its many critics. Drawing on political and social philosophy, Spicer argues that there is a fundamental philosophical conflict over the role of reason in society between writers in public administration and the designers of the American Constitution. This examination of worldviews illuminates the problem that American government faces in trying to ground a legitimate public administration in the Constitution. Defending and developing the Founders' idea that political power, whatever its source, must be checked, he critically examines existing ideas about the role of public administration in American governance and offers an alternative vision of public administration more in line with the Founders' constitutional design. This book will provide fresh insights for anyone interested in the role of public administration in the United States today.

Commercial Fishing and the Wilderness Worldview

Author : Lena Boesser-Koschmann
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Author : William F. Fore
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Analyzing Multiple Worldviews of Forestry

Author : Angela J. Findley
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In the social context, distinct worldviews provide multiple, subjective, durable and conflicting views of natural resource situations. This research analyzes worldviews that shape people's perceptions, understandings and evaluations of forests and forestry in order to examine conflict associated with forestry issues. Differences in local residents' views of wildland fires and the fire recovery management situation affecting three communities in north central Washington are explored. In addition, insights for facilitating worldview differences that inevitably surface in value-laden natural resource conflicts emerge from this study. Data was gathered through 122 semi-structured interviews; subjects represented diverse interests, attachments and ideologies relative to forestry. A key-informant and chain-referral selection strategy accessed social networks interested in forestry management issues. Qualitative data analysis identified issues salient to fire recovery management and themes characteristic of shared forest values. Five general views of fire recovery represented the relationships between the level of human intervention in forest management strategies and the level of risk affecting the ecosystem or neighboring communities. Levels of intervention were relatively tangible, but levels of risks varied by subjective definitions of desirability. The acceptability of specific forest management tactics could be traced to different values one places on the forest and worldviews through which one sees and understands the situation. These views of fire recovery were compared to an existing typology that focused on social relationships, cultural biases and general views of nature. The five views found in the data could be explained by four universal worldviews of nature. Worldviews evolve from individual cognition and social interaction. To the extent that worldviews are value based, they tend to be distinct and enduring because values are not easily changed. Conflict grounded in worldview differences is therefore often inevitable and unresolvable. However, collaborative conflict management provides natural resource professionals with tactics to facilitate discussion in the face of these differences and to generate improvements in the relationships and the conflict situations. Implications from this study suggest constructive conflict management and natural resource policy can accommodate worldview diversity.

Developing Empathy Shifting Worldviews and Transforming Conflict Through Creative and Reflective Engagement with Narrative

Author : Lisa Worth Huber
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Worldview Conflict and Child Malnutrition

Author : Claire Monod Cassidy
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Collaboration and Conflict

Author : Christopher Carey
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International Journal of Peace Studies

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Reconciliation and Building a Sustainable Peace

Author : Cathy Bollaert
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This book explores how competing worldviews impact on intergroup relations and building a sustainable peace in culturally diverse societies. It raises the question of what happens in a culturally diverse society when competing values and ways of interpreting reality collide and what this means for peace-building and the goal of reconciliation. Moreover, it provides a valuable and needed contribution to how peace-building interventions can become more sustainable if tied into local values and embedded in a society’s system of meaning-making. The book engages with questions relating to the extent transitional policies speak to universal values and individualist societies and the implications this might have for how they are implemented in collective societies with different values and forms of social organisation. It raises the question of cultural equality and transformation and whether or not this is something that needs to be addressed within peace-building theory. It argues that inculcating worldview into peace-building theory and practice is a vital part of restoring dignity and promoting healing among victims and formerly oppressed groups. This book, therefore, makes an important contribution to what is at best a partially researched topic by providing a deeper understanding of how identity and culture intersect with peace-building when seeking to build a sustainable peace.