William Jennings Bryan, though often considered a cultural enigma by historians today, was a man who believed passionately that the Christian faith must drive an individual’s values, which must in turn drive his or her lifestyle. Bryan College stands in the admirable tradition of its namesake as its faculty and staff seek to educate students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today’s world.
The Center for Worldview Studies (CWS) seeks to promote thoughtful and relevant analysis and understanding of worldviews and their fundamental importance for culture and all of life.
Elaboration of Purpose
CWS, while itself committed to the Christian worldview, intends to pursue an understanding of other worldviews honestly and objectively so that there can be honest, open, and thoughtful debate about truth claims in each. CWS recognizes that worldviews are not just theoretical constructions but are embedded in cultures and ways of life, so there has to be careful consideration of the application of ideas to issues of culture such as social justice and the definition of humanness.
Tools CWS will use to accomplish its purpose are the following:
Working closely with the Center for Worldview Studies is our Department of Worldview Formation, housed in the Office for Spiritual Formation.
Conferences, lectures, and forums on worldviews and related issues
Speakers who will address worldview ideas and cultural applications
Dr. Peter Held, Director of Center for Worldview Studies, 423.775.7230; firstname.lastname@example.org