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Read chapters 1 & 2 in the book below and follow directions on the Personal WV s

Read chapters 1 & 2 in the book below and follow directions on the Personal WV shift Essay instructions document uploaded in the files section when writing this essay. APA double spaced 2 to 3 pages. I also uploaded my testimony Out of the Darkness into the Light paper you can use to write this essay.
Sunshine, Glenn. (2009) Why You Think the Way You Do: The Story of Western Worldviews from Rome to Home.
Here are some Notes for you to use from my instructors lecture by Brekke, Gregg
NOTES:
A worldview is a set of life orienting presuppositions or assumptions that we hold of the basic makeup of our world.
How we see reality is one aspect of a worldview and how we live out that vision completes the picture. Worldview is a combination of head and heart.
Seeing a picture is never the same as living the life of the picture.
(A vision for Life) Worldview
A worldview is Human desires & choices
A worldview is a matter of the heart
A worldview is what one believes about reality influences how one responds to reality
A worldview has real world consequences
Some Worldviews are harmful
Elements
Worldviews are universal
A worldview may be conscious or unconscious-Automatic stereotypical
A worldview may be internally consistent or inconsistent
A worldview is changeable
A worldview may challenge, contradict, or clash with other worldviews
A worldview is developed from experience in the world
A worldview is about God and my purpose in the world
Are people good or corrupt?
#1 Worldviews are formative
A worldview is a basis/foundation which a culture is formed
#2 A worldview is explanative
Life orienting myths, symbols, and rituals provide cultures with a metanarrative, an ultimate story of reality.
#3 Worldviews are evaluative
Provides a basis for evaluating experiences
Epistemology – How we know something is true
#4 Worldviews are supportive
Worldviews provide psychological reinforcement for cultures way of life validating experiences
#5 Worldviews are Integrative
Helps culture integrate new information, values, philosophy or experiences
What do we really believe about the nature of reality (God, the world, and humanity
Metaphysics – The study of what is real or the way the world actually is.
Ontology The study of being
How do we know [Options authoritative, empirical, innate, intuitive]
= Epistemology
How should we act in response to reality (As individuals, community?)
What is the nature of reality
Theology – God
One-None-Many
Personal – Impersonal
Immanent – Transcendent
Cosmology – Nature
Material – Spiritual
Created – Autonomous
Orderly – Chaotic
Temporal – Eternal
Time-Linear-Cyclical
Events – History

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F​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​or the purposes of this assignment, imagine you are a res

F​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​or the purposes of this assignment, imagine you are a researcher of human cultures, an anthropologist who is looking from the future back to our world today. In this position, you develop a natural curiosity about cultural works and how they represent a particular culture. You are also curious about how cultural works influence the environment in which they exist. You are new at your job, and your first project is to conduct a thorough analysis of today’s culture via a cultural work, looking to understand how it represents culture and how it reflects its cultural environment. The results of your analysis will be used to craft the copy for a brochure accompanying a museum exhibit about cultural works of the current year.
Analysis of a Cultural Work
As an anthropologist, you will start your task by analyzing the work of human creative expression that you selected in Module Four. With this work in mind, respond to the questions below. Remember, the insights you gain here will be used to write the copy that will go in the museum exhibit brochure.
Answer the following questions:
Describe the work in detail. Consider the following:
Where did you see the work?
What elements or characteristics stand out to you?
Describe the purpose of the work. Consider the following:
What do you think the creator intended to express?
Were they successful?
Use the work to explore how acts of creative expression impact and are impacted by the people and situations that surround them. Consider the following:
What contributions does the work selected make to continuing a dialogue about that culture and the importance of its works?
State questions you have after thinking deeply about this work. What more do you want to know regarding the following?
The relationship between culture and expression: What is the relationship between the possible intent of the creator and your own interpretation of its meaning?
Explain how your values have shaped and are shaped by your expression and that​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​ of others.
Explain how you would approach answering these questions:
What would you study about this work that might address the questions you stated?
Where would you find information to address the questions?
Next, draw conclusions about how the work you selected relates to the humanities:
Explain why you believe humans have a need to express themselves through created works of cultural and historical significance.
Describe a culture shift or event related to the work you selected. This could be a cultural shift that influenced the creation of the work, or it could be a cultural shift that came about because of it.
Explain how a concept or resource you encountered in this course has informed your explanation. Be sure to cite any sources used.
Explain how you think the act of human creative expression impacts and is impacted by the culture in which it was created.
Explain the relationship between human creative expression and the culture in which the work you selected was created using the insights you gained from studying it.
Explain how a concept or resource you encountered in this course has informed your explanation. Be sure to cite any sources used.
Explain how you believe human creative expression can impact issues we deal with in the present day (contemporary to your coursework, not the future scenario posed above). Be sure to be specific about the issues you are addressing.
Use the insights you gained from studying the work you selected to explain how creative expression can impact today’s issues.
Explain how a person or concept encountered in your study of the humanities has informed your explanation. Be sure to cite any sources used.
Your submission should be a three- to four-page Word document with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. Two sources are required, one of which must be academic. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citat​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​ions.