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Essentials of Worldview Analysis - Lesson 1

Philosophy of History (part 1)

Nash introduces the idea of World View Thinking, followed by the Philosophy of History, Collingwood's theory of history, and Bultmann and his historical idealism.

Ronald Nash
Essentials of Worldview Analysis
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Philosophy of History (part 1)

Philosophy of History

Part 1
 

I. Brief Introduction to World View Thinking

A. What is a world view?

B. Life’s most important Questions

1. God

2. Ultimate Reality

3. Ethics

4. Human Knowledge

5. Human Beings

C. Issues in a Consistent World View

 

II. The Philosophy of History

A. History and Geschichte

B. History and the Christian faith

 

III. Collingwood’s Theory of History

 

IV. Bultmann and Historical Idealism

A. Faith and History

B. Form and Content in the Kerygma

C. Myth in the New Testament

D. Bultmann’s position weakened by

1. the nature of phenomenological language

2. the uncertain meaning of “science”


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  • Nash introduces the idea of World View Thinking, followed by the Philosophy of History, Collingwood's theory of history, and Bultmann and his historical idealism.

  • We continue with Bultman's view of history and his idea of myth, gnosticism, and demythologizing. Nash concludes with a discussion of historical knowledge and interpersonal knowledge, and models of faith.

  • An introduction to American political philosophy, and the State and Statism

A seminary-level version of this class is available in our Institute.