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WCF.M1.L48 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Discuss the challenges involved in reconstructing the ancient past.
  • Recall the major points, themes and perspectives of the course thus far.
  • Summarize missiological insights from Following Jesus in the Hindu Context and attempt to predict the consequences of this approach.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 185-186Lesson 48 Introduction

  • General
  • Dockery, ed: Holman Bible Handbook
  • 224-245I Samuel, II Samuel

  • Johnson: A History of the Jews
  • 52d-59bIsraelites under Saul and David

  • Richard: Following Jesus in the Hindu Context
  • 63-71Finding Christ
  • 72-81The Indian Heritage

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 89-101The Definition of Greek Civilization to 500 BC
  • 162-165Christianity

  • Research
  •  ATLA Religion Database

  • Dumbrell: “‘In those Days there was no King in Israel, Every Man did what was Right in his Own Eyes’: the Purpose of the Book of Judges Reconsidered”
  • 23-33JSOT (Fall 1993) 25

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 477-481Israel

  • Language
  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 48
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • What are some of the factors which make it difficult to understand the overall picture of ancient civilizations?

  • List from memory the major points, themes, and perspectives of the course so far. Compare these with Winter’s review and the booklet, The Battle for Our Planet . Add additional insights.

  • List at least 5 missiological insights you have gained from your reading of Following Jesus in the Hindu Context to this point. What consequences do you foresee of the choice to follow Christ within the Indian heritage? Speculate on the outcome of the book, and plan to compare your thinking with your later readings.