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My Christian worldview is definitely developed every day, and has been developing since I was born. The theory I like to talk about and discuss is Jean Piaget’s Cognitive theory. The theory that Piaget introduced during his studies is comparable to every aspects of a person’s life, learning ability, and worldview. Birth to 2 years is the period of Sensorimotor. During this time frame an infant or toddler uses senses and motor abilities to understand the world. Learning is active; there is no conceptual or reflective thought. (Text 45) The most important objective that is gain during this period is object permanence. This is important because it can be related to faith in the Christian Worldview. As a child learns that that objects still exist even when it is out of sight, as a Christian’s faith grows they need little evidence that God exist and ...view middle of the document...
Whereas, you and I know that the sky is blue and because the sun goes down the lack of light turns the sky black at night. She has used her egocentric thinking to solve which is blue and which is white. The same concept is applied to developing a worldview. A Christian begins to build a relationship with Christ, and has a perspective on who they believe Christ to be. For example, I look at Christ as my Father, because I grew up without a daddy, in some sense I have a daddy-daughter relationship with him. However, my best friend views him as her savior, because he saved her from a destructive path. We developed our understanding of Christ’s love by language and our egocentric thinking.
The third stage is the Concrete Operational. The age range is from 6 to 11 years. This is when children start to understand logically and apply operations, principles, and interpret experiences objectively and rationally. Their thinking is limited to what they can see, hear, touch, and experience. As another worldview other than Christian, they may have denied a Christian worldview for this reason of limited thinking and experience. They only think about what they see, hear, and touch. Therefore, Christ being a spiritual being, they cannot see, “hear”, or touch him. As young Christians in our faith we are still at this point until we move into our last and final stage, Formal Operational.
Formal operational is from 12 years to adulthood. In this stage adults understand and think about abstract and hypothetical concepts. They reason analytically and emotionally. They can understand the concept of a God, without actually experiencing him. This is what Piaget relates our Ethnics, politics, and moral issues to. At this stage, we are more mature in our spiritual walk that we can know, feel, experience, and reason that there is a God because of the creation of the world, or the miracles that we see. This may also be a stage where a person denies Christian worldview and turns to another worldview.