Four Spokes of Worldview
From Doug Wilson:
A worldview is not just thoughts in your head, even if they are orthodox thoughts. A worldview consists of four major components—catechesis, narrative, symbols, and lifestyle.
- Catechesis concerns how you answer the questions. Christian, what do you believe?
- Narrative raises and answers the question, “Who are your people, and how did you get here?”
- Symbols are the unspoken ways that we communicate who we are, and what our allegiances—baptism, cross necklaces, liturgies in worship, and so on.
- Lifestyle has to do with the day-to-day stuff—eating habits, clothing, sexual mores, etc.
The first two elements of a worldview are propositional, and the last two are not.
(HT: Justin Taylor)
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