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WCF.M1.L21 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Describe the anthropological usage of “race” and race formation.
  • Express an informed opinion about the interpretation of biblical genealogies.
  • Recognize the probable consequences of the Babel episode for linguistic and racial differentiation, and their missiological implications.
  • Recite the list of nine geographical races.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 81-82Lesson 21 Introduction

  • General
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Ancient World Reader
  • 117-123Schaeffer: Noah and the Flood
  • 125-127Coon, Garn & Birdsell: Adaptive Changes in the Human Body

  • Oliver: The African Experience
  • 43-56The Bricks of Babel

  • Loewen: The Bible in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • 3-5aIntroduction (re-read these pages about genealogies)

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 20-21From Hunting to Farming: Europe 8000-200 BC

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 82-85Lesson 21 Review

  • Research
  •  ATLA Religion Database

  • Rendsburg: “The Internal Consistency and Historical Reliability of the Biblical Genealogies”
  • 185-206Vetus Testamentum, vol 40 #2 OR, See other full text articles available from ATLA religion database when searching for "genealogies."

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 117-126Australia and its islands: Christmas, Cocos & Norfolk

  • Language
  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 21
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • What is Schaeffer’s teaching concerning chronological inferences from the genealogies of Genesis 5 and 11?

  • Define the anthropological concepts of “race” and “culture,” each with reference to the other.

  • It is a good idea to memorize at least the nine Geographical Races according to Stanley Garn. Note the varied and realistic nature of the criteria for this system of classification. Which of the Local Races are the product of more recent historic processes?

  • Recall Dr. Kaiser’s three “World Crises”: The Fall, The Flood, and The Flop (the Tower of Babel), and the three corresponding Blessings dealt with in Chapter 3. What are the linguistic and racial consequences of the Babel episode?

  • What are the missiological implications of the relationship between the third crisis and the third blessing?