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Grand Canyon University’s One Foundation presents The Beginning of Wisdom: An Introduction to Christian Thought and Life (Third Edition) by the faculty of GCU’s College of Theology, read by Eric Johnson. This book introduces and expounds the Christian worldview in eighteen chapters. All chapters of this audio book, chapter notes, and other resources related to the Christian worldview are available at TheologyCommons.org.

The Beginning of Wisdom Grand Canyon University

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Grand Canyon University’s One Foundation presents The Beginning of Wisdom: An Introduction to Christian Thought and Life (Third Edition) by the faculty of GCU’s College of Theology, read by Eric Johnson. This book introduces and expounds the Christian worldview in eighteen chapters. All chapters of this audio book, chapter notes, and other resources related to the Christian worldview are available at TheologyCommons.org.

    Introduction - The Beginning of Wisdom

    Introduction - The Beginning of Wisdom

    Grand Canyon University’s One Foundation presents The Beginning of Wisdom: An Introduction to Christian Thought and Life (Third Edition) by the faculty of GCU’s College of Theology, read by Eric Johnson. This book introduces and expounds the Christian worldview in eighteen chapters. All chapters of this audio book, chapter notes, and other resources related to the Christian worldview are available at TheologyCommons.org.

    • 28 min
    Chapter 1 - Seeking Wisdom

    Chapter 1 - Seeking Wisdom

    Chapter 1 introduces the concept of worldview as a foundational set of assumptions to which one commits. This set of assumptions serves as a framework for understanding and interpreting reality. Everyone has a worldview. What we believe about the big questions of life affects our thought patterns, our attitudes, our decisions, and our behavior. The pursuit of wisdom calls us to more deeply investigate these big questions and our answers.

    • 52 min
    Chapter 2 - Evaluating Wisely

    Chapter 2 - Evaluating Wisely

    Chapter 2 focuses on the ability to analyze and evaluate worldviews including the practical benefits for those who learn to recognize, understand, and evaluate worldview claims. All people develop foundational understandings about the world and build their lives upon those understandings. Worldviews are not all equally true, and, therefore, they do not all provide adequate foundations upon which to construct a life. In the end, everyone trusts in something. The vital question is not, "Who is trusting in something?" but, rather, "Who is trusting in something trustworthy?"

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Chapter 3 - Wisdom in the Beginning

    Chapter 3 - Wisdom in the Beginning

    Chapter 3 traces the great wisdom of God as shown from the very beginning in the first act of the biblical storyline in which he created all things. The creation account reveals several important features of the Christian worldview regarding the nature of God, creation, and humanity. God is the sovereign Creator of all things. The universe that God created was ordered and good, and God created humanity in his image and gave them dominion over all that he created.

    • 46 min
    Chapter 4 - Departure from Wisdom

    Chapter 4 - Departure from Wisdom

    Chapter 4 describes the second act of the biblical story which shows humanity's departure from wisdom through the fall of Adam and Eve into sin. After the fall, human history shows that the default nature of humanity is sinful idolatry. Nonetheless, God is always faithful to his covenant promises and his faithfulness should cause the Christian to live by faith. The hope and trust of Christians is not on themselves, but on God who is always faithful. Those who hold to a Christian worldview look forward to the divine promise of God and his kingdom.

    • 52 min
    Chapter 5 - The Wisdom and Mercy of God

    Chapter 5 - The Wisdom and Mercy of God

    Chapter 5 addresses the third act of the biblical storyline in which God reveals his wisdom in sending his Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to rescue his people from their sins. All the acts of the biblical storyline show God's character through his holiness and faithfulness to covenant relationships. Furthermore, Jesus's unique ministry shows that Jesus came to do what Israel could not do. Jesus lived a perfect life, died a sacrificial atoning death on the cross, and rose from the dead conquering sin, death, and the devil. In Christ, God calls fallen and broken humanity to respond to him in faith for the forgiveness of sins.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

TaraGourdin ,

Talking to fast.

Chapter 5 seems to be read really fast. It is hard to read along with the book. Is there any way to slow it down.

Hopki0926 ,

Missing chapters

This audio text book has been helpful but I’m wondering where the recording of Chapters, 9, 10 and 11 are??

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