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Advanced Worldview Analysis, by Dr. Ronald Nash

About this Class

These lectures were given at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida during the spring of 2002.


Class Transcriptions

Lecture 1:

Discussion of the content of a worldview and the criteria used to evaluate worldviews.

Lecture 2:
Liberalism and Conservatism

Discussion of liberalism and conservatism, and statism and anti-statism.

Lecture 3:
Political Positions

Political systems fall along a continuum between the extremes of anarchism and totalitarianism.

Lecture 4:
Statism and Anti-statism

People favoring statism support extensive government involvement in education and social programs.

Lecture 5:
Evaluation of Statism and Anti-statism

From a biblical point of view, statism is evil.

Lecture 6:

Discussion of justice on an individual and corporate level.

Lecture 7:
Capitalism and Socialism

An economy based on capitalism has much less government involvement than an economy based on socialism.

Lecture 8:

Interventionism is a capitalistic economic system in which government gets involved to allow free exchange within a framework of laws.

Lecture 9:
Defense of Capitalism

Discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of capitalism.

Lecture 10:

Two basic concepts of economics are limited resources and the choices we make that reflect our values.

Lecture 11:

Marxism is an economic system based on the idea of a class struggle with the goal of a classless society.

Lecture 12:
Real Accounting Fraud

Article from The Free Market

Lecture 13:
Socialism and Capitalism

The Bible and Socialism, Moral Defense of Capitalism

Lecture 14:
Money and Wealth

We are responsible to be a good steward of the wealth God gives us to manage.

Lecture 15:

Some of the root causes of poverty are government, social and religious systems.

Lecture 16:
Liberation Theology

Liberation theology is an ideology promoted by people trained in Marxism. True liberation theology delivers people from tyranny, poverty and sin.

Lecture 17:
The Religious Left

Christians ought to care about poverty and oppression. People who hold differing economic and social theories propose very different approaches and solutions to these problems.

Lecture 18:
Representatives of the Evangelical Left

Discussion of the differences between evangelical liberals and conservatives.

Lecture 19:
Inflation of Rights

Guest Lecturer, Alejandro Moreno-Morrison discussing the inflation of rights.

Lecture 20:
Legal Positivism

Guest Lecturer, Alejandro Moreno-Morrison discusses legal positivism.

Lecture 21:
Environmentalism Overview

A balanced approach toward environmentalism is needed because it can be a serious threat to individual liberty.

Lecture 22:
Types of Pollution

Discussion of how people work in a capitalistic system to address environmental concerns.

Lecture 23:
Problems with Public Education

The public school system in the United States has fostered functional illiteracy, cultural illiteracy, and moral/spiritual illiteracy.

Lecture 24:
A Possible Solution

Discussion of the pros and cons of setting up a voucher system to fund the education system.