How to Identified several ways of seeking knowledge and truth; Please clearly explained.
How a biblical christian worldview and different methods of knowing are compatible and why discussed from a biblical christian worldview.
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Let's take each concept at a time. For each concept, let me give you a few ideas and then at the end of my article here, I'll give you a few sources that deal with these in detail.
First, the different ways of approaching truth.
1. Revelation. This is central. It deals with God's manifestation to man through miracles, the Bible and the canons of the church. This is the Holy Spirit providing aspects of God's being to fallen mankind. Of course, this is not all God is, but it is that aspect of him that is most important to human survival, forgiveness and flourishing. In other words, the bible is what God needs for us to know.
2. Reason. The concept here is that nature is rational. It is ordered. Nature is the creation of God because it shows his presence. Nature can be understood by reason because it is well ordered. All parts of the natural order support all other parts. It is one great system.
3. Contemplation. This is a little different. Contemplation is reading the signs. Nature is not just an ordered organization of forces. It contains much of what we need to live a happy life. Nature and our life in the church are other forms of revelation. God is present in nature and hence, we can see lessons for our life within it. Some examples of what we can learn from nature are things like the orderly nature of life, taking just what we need (and no more), everything dies, God cares for his creatures and that man is social by nature. All of these things can be seen in the functioning of the natural order.
The point here is that all things speak to the glory of God. Reason and Contemplation do not have that direct apprehension that ...
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History and Systems of Psychology: Rationalism, Contemporary Culture, etc.
1) Identify at least two examples of premodern, modern, and postmodern authoritarian views in contemporary culture and what are their impacts on the educational system (i.e., address the student and professor roles and the issue of academic freedom).
2) The beginning of rationalism is often traced to Descartes statement, "I think, therefore I am." Extreme forms of rationalism did not trust the senses. Sensationalists took the opposite view point, trusting the senses as being accurate representation of truth and the world.
What are the limitations of the extreme sensationalist and extreme rationalist approaches. Which we trust more - our reason or our senses?
3) William James and Functionalism were important influences on the development of American Pragmatism. Pragmatism focuses on evaluating an idea by its usefulness or outcome. Theory and technique are re-emphasized. This view still dominates much of American Psychology.
In what ways this has been either a positive influence or negative influence on psychology? Substantiate the response with examples.
4) Gestalt Psychology made many important contributions to the history of psychology. Today, very few courses cover gestalt psychology as most of its thoughts are being integrated into other theories. However, gestalt psychology has greatly impacted the understanding of perceptions and holistic approaches to psychology.
How does our belief system and world view impact the way we see the world and we understanding of psychology?
5) A historical debate that continues to rage in the field of psychology pertains to its understand.
Is psychology an art? Or, it is categorized as "soft science." How do you view psychology - as an art, a science, or both? Provide reasons for your position.
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