Rawlings School of Divinity


Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)


C. Fred Smith


Christian, Worldview, Deepak, Chopra, Comparison, Biblical


Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


The purpose of this thesis is a comparative study of the biblical Christian worldview and the worldview of pop-culture guru Deepak Chopra. Both worldviews are compared using a standard four-question worldview rubric. Research was gathered from Chopra’s books and biblical Christian worldview books. Once a worldview rubric question is answered it is tested with the correspondence theory of truth to see how it reflects the reality and experience that humanity collectively perceives in the world. The biblical Christian worldview adequately answered all rubric questions in a coherent manner that corresponds with reality. The Christian worldview has cumulative strength as it did not contradict itself and each rubric question response built upon the other in a manner that corresponds with the reality of the world. Chopra’s worldview failed each of the rubric questions. His worldview does not correspond with reality, and the shared human experience. Chopra also frequently contradicts himself and his worldview is incoherent.