Misunderstandings about the Christian Worldview in Plural Society and Public Engagement
This article explores Christian worldview as a central theme, especially within two contemporary scenarios in the context of Brazil: the present plurality of worldviews, and the growing engagement of Christians in the spheres of society. In the face of the first scenario, this paper argues that religious intolerance by Christians to other worldviews may reflect a misunderstanding about the comprehensiveness and truthfulness claim of the Christian worldview. In the second scenario, we argue that a misunderstanding of Christian worldview may confuse God’s own action in the world with human effort to inaugurate the Kingdom of God. In response, we offer an alternative way, namely, the way of Christian witness. In this way, the praxis of Christian worldview in the face of the two scenarios presented is to witness the effects of the Kingdom to come, discerning the eschatological tension and the different characteristics of the already and the not yet.