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Educational Resources on Worldviews
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What are Worldviews?   Religious Worldviews   Secular Worldviews   Worldview Problems

This section of the Understanding World Religions website explores the idea of worldviews, their meaning, and implication for both living and the study of religion. On this page are a few introductory articles and books dealing with the concept of worldview. On the linked pages are further books and articles.


James Orr

A Christian View of God and the World

As far as I am aware this is the first book on worldviews to be published in English


Clement Vidal

What is a worldview?


World Views from fragmentation to integration


Albert M, Walters

On the Idea of a Worldview


James Olthuis

On Worldviews


Dan Cannon

David Naugle on Worldviews

This website was first created in 2011 as a basic website. It was extensively revised to the extent that it became a new website in 2014. At that time new sections of various world religions, links to classic texts, the sections on worldviews and the extended sections on Christianity were added. All texts and graphics on Understanding World Religions are protected by copyright, 1995, 199, 2011, 2014.Permission to reproduce material found on this Web Site must be obtained from the appropriate copyright owner. World religions graphic by Christopher Tobias from Irving Hexham's Understanding World Religions, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Concise Dictionary of Religion, InterVarsity Press, Carol Stream, 1994.