Foundations of Christian Thought: Faith, Learning, and the Christian Worldview

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Kregel Academic - Religion - 192 pages
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"Faith is not just meant for church on Sunday," contends Mark Cosgrove. "Faith and learning are interwoven with each other for the full functioning of the human mind." A book that details this interconnection between faith and learning, Foundations of Christian Thought encourages readers to view the Christian faith and worldview as relevant to everything they read, study, and consider.

In part 1, Cosgrove explores the relationship between faith and learning and how an underlying worldview can influence one's beliefs. Part 2 describes and tests five major worldviews competing with Christian theism, including naturalism, secular humanism, atheistic existentialism, pantheism, and the New Age movement. The last part probes the Christian worldview in more detail by analyzing the challenges it faces and how it is lived out day-to-day.

An educator on the college campus for thirty years, Cosgrove testifies to how well the Christian worldview relates with the current needs and ideas in American culture. Through Foundations of Christian Thought, high school and college students will begin to see how the Christian worldview is relevant to what they are studying in the classroom and the decisions they make. Readers in the workforce and elsewhere will learn to relate their faith to modern worldviews in our culture.


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User Review  - justindtapp - LibraryThing

This book was required for a summer faculty development course I took on integrating faith into teaching. Cosgrove has a PhD in psychology from Purdue. This book explores the various worldviews ... Read full review

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User Review  - Geralin Mosley -

Dr. Mark Cosgrove gave a wonderful unbiased presentation of the different worldviews and how learning about other worldviews will allow you to become more evolved in your own faith. He is very ... Read full review

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Developing a Christian Mind
What Is a Worldview?
Worldview Beliefs and Persons
Faith The Foundation for Learning
Learning The Partner of Faith
Integration of Faith and Learning
Testing Worldviews
Atheistic Existentialism Freak Persons
Pantheism Spirit Nonpersons
The New Age Movement A Street Version of Pantheism
Christian Theism Personhood Explained
Christianity Meets Life
The Evidence for Christian Theism
A Christian View of Suffering

Modernism and Postmodernism
Naturalism Biological Machines
Secular Humanism A Street Version of Naturalism
Living the Christian Worldview in the World
For Further Reading
Author and Subject Index

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