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WCF.M1.L15 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Articulate your understanding of the usefulness and the need for Inductive Bible Study.
  • Implement your Inductive Bible Study skills by creating a chart of the book of Genesis.
  • Compare the Genesis accounts of God and Creation with the concepts of God found in other world religions.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 59Lesson 15 Introduction

  • General
  • Loewen: The Bible in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • 3-5aIntroduction

  • Smart, ed: Sacred Texts of the World
  • 347-348Ngai, the High-God of the Gikuyu (Kenya)
  • 348A Traditional Pygmy Hymn on God

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Ancient World Reader
  • 83-103Snodderly: An Exegesis of Genesis 1:1, 2

    Skim the technical word studies. Look for application of inductive Bible study principles and the rationale for the hypothesis that Genesis 1 may be referring to a local creation event. In that case, would Genesis 6 also be referring to a local event-- the Flood? This is relevant to Lesson 17.

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 59-62Lesson 15 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Ancient World Reader
  • 77-81Graham: Inductive Bible Study

  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 26-27Graham: Inductive Bible Study Explained: Characteristics of a Book
  • 27Graham: Inductive Bible Study Explained: Giving a Title to the Book
  • 7Graham: The Inductive Method of Study, Inductive Bible Study Syllabus: Part II, Assignments D, E1

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 783-792Sudan

  • Language
  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 15
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • Discuss the role of Inductive Bible Study in the writing of commentaries and in Sunday School Bible lessons.


  • If others (experts) have already done the inductive study, give some reasons why you need to do it for yourself.


  • Using Professor Graham’s directions as a guide, create a chart of the first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis.


  • What differences and similarities do you see in the Genesis accounts of God and Creation compared to the concepts of God found in other world religions?


Notes