Posted: October 23rd, 2023

Choose one of four worldviews (Secular Humanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam)

Research Paper: Non-Christian Worldview Assignment Instructions


In this assignment, you will learn and articulate how a worldview of your choice (one of four options) would answer each of the five worldview questions.  You should not only know what you believe but what people from other worldviews believe as well. This becomes essential in sharing your beliefs with them. However, you should never assume what a person believes based upon the worldview they claim to follow i.e. Secular Humanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam. For example, do all Christians have the same religious beliefs? No. Neither do followers of other worldviews. That is why it is important to build a relationship with them first, so you know what they believe and why they believe it.


For this assignment, you are to choose one of four worldviews (Secular Humanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam) and learn and articulate how that worldview would answer the five worldview questions (400 – 500 words). Review chapters four and five of Finding Your Worldview: Thinking Christianly about the World for content and clarity to these questions.

  • Cover page – This is the first page to be included in your paper. This should be formatted according to the style (APA, MLA, Turabian) that you will be using for this assignment. Refer to the Writing Style Guide sample paper of the style you are using to format this page. If you are using APA, an Abstract is not required.
  • Content pages – These pages will contain your content and fulfill the requirements listed below. A word count is required after each assignment.

This assignment will be submitted in multiple parts over the course of this class. Implement any changes from the professor from their comments to the Worldview Definition Assignment and Biblical Worldview Assignment. This will be the first part of your paper. Add the content below after these two assignments.

(400 – 500 words) Choose one of the four worldviews (Secular Humanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam) and in five separate paragraphs, answer the worldview questions of Origin, Identity, Meaning (Purpose), Morality, and Destiny from that worldview’s perspective. Clearly identify the worldview you have chosen in your content. Use and cite content from at least two sources. At least one of the sources must be outside of the materials used in this course (this would include the Bible, any required reading or videos, and the required textbooks). Since this content would not be considered “common knowledge” be sure to cite specific content that you put in your own words or quotes you add to your assignment to avoid plagiarism.

The Question of Origin – (What is the origin of the universe, etc.? How did humanity come into existence?)

The Question of Identity – (What does it mean to be human? Are humans more important than other living things?)

The Question of Meaning/Purpose – (What is humanity’s purpose?)

The Question of Morality – (What is meant by right and wrong? How is morality determined?)

The Question of Destiny – (What happens when a person dies?)

Note: Do not include the questions below in your answers. Just provide the content asked by these questions.

  • Reference/Works Cited/ Bibliography page

A Reference, Works Cited, or Bibliography page must be included based on the style you have chosen to format your paper (APA, MLA, or Turabian). Select the Writing Style Guide link on the Course Menu to find sample papers that will guide you through formatting this page and your paper.

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