VIEWS ON WORLDVIEWS: AN OVERVIEW OF THE USE OF THE TERM, WORLDVIEW, IN SELECTED THEOLOGICAL DISCOURSES

Ernst Conradie

Abstract


 

This article explores the ways in which the term ‘worldview’ is used in five distinct contexts that shape the study of religion and also of Christian theology, namely neo-Calvinism, the sociology of knowledge, discourse on religion and ecology, discourse on science and theology and African Traditional Religion. One text by one author is selected in each case to describe the distinct ways in which the term is used. This description suggests that the term is used in theological debates with very different connotations and also with very little cross-referencing – this can only cause confusion. On this basis a modest proposal is made as to what the notion of a worldview could entail, at least in the context of theological discourse.


Keywords


African Religion; Neo-Calvinism; Religion and Ecology; Science and Theology; Sociology of Knowledge; Worldviews

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/113-0-918

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