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WCF.M1.L43 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • State basic facts about the beliefs and origin of Islam.
  • Distinguish between folk Islam and high Islam.
  • Explain the difference between emic and etic perspectives.
  • Describe one way to evangelize Muslims by using the Qur’an.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 165-167Lesson 43 Introduction

  • General
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Ancient World Reader
  • 199-212A Muslim Brother: Reflections on Islam

  • Accad: Building Bridges: Christianity and Islam
  • 77-109chs. 9–12 Principles 1-4
  • 110-137chs. 13–15 Principles 5-7


  • Woodberry, ed: Seed to Fruit
  • 25-38Gray: The Imperishable Seed: Toward Effective Sharing of Scripture

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 167-168Lesson 43 Review

  • Research
  • Love: “Power Encounter Among Folk Muslims: An Essential Key of the Kingdom”
  • 193-195IJFM (1996) vol 13:4

  • Van der Werff: “Christian Witness to Our Muslim Friends”
  • 111-116IJFM (1996) vol 13:3

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 448-451Indonesia: Introduction (#1-8)
  • 454-455Indonesia: Sumatra
  • 454Map of Indonesia

  • Language
  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 43
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • List the 5 pillars and 7 beliefs of Islam and describe their origin.

  • Why is it difficult to generalize about actual Islamic practices and beliefs?

  • What is the difference between emic and etic perspectives? Give an example from your readings.

  • Based on what you know at this point about the Qur’an, how could you use the Muslim’s sacred book to explain the gospel to them?