HS Worldview Analysis B Description

This class presents a comprehensive overview of the dominant worldviews influencing Western Civilization, an examination of the inevitable conflicts that arise when those worldviews meet in the arena of ideas, and an analysis of each worldview's natural and predictable impact upon the individual and society. Specifically, students will examine how the tenets of the Christian worldview compare with five major competing worldviews of our day: Islam, Secularism, Marxism, New Spirituality, and Postmodernism. Students will study how the six worldviews apply to everyday life, including theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, sociology, law, politics, economics, and history. Students must successfully complete this class in their junior or senior year to participate in the KEYS graduation ceremony (See Policies at KEYS, Graduation requirements for more details).

Textbooks and Supplies

The Bible (any version)

Understanding the Times: A Survey of Competing Worldviews
(1st edition, 2015 or 2nd edition, 2016)
Summit Ministries (summit.org)
ISBN 13: 9781434709585.
The 2016 edition contains minor updates.

Understanding the Times Student Manual
(5th edition, 2020)
Summit Ministries (summit.org)
ISBN 13: 9780936163215

Under Class Details, see the Class Attachment for textbook pictures.


Students must be 16 years of age before the start of the academic year. Students who do not meet these requirements must seek instructor permission before admittance.

Class Information

Parents are responsible for purchasing all textbooks and supplies before the first day of class.

KEYS will invoice supply fees at the time of registration and class selection. This fee covers materials, lab supplies, and other expenses incurred by the teacher. It is a one-time fee, transferable until August, but non-refundable.

Please note the grade level for this class. Students younger than the recommended grade levels need special permission before signing up for the class. Please contact the office for more information.

What happens if a class is full? You may email administration@keysofva.org to be waitlisted.

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