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WCF.M1.L50 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Explain how we can put our faith in the unique revelation of God to one historical tradition but still make use of the knowledge and understanding of other traditions.
  • Interact with terms associated with the concept of “Redemptive Analogies.”
  • Evaluate the potential for syncretism in the contextualization approach taken in Following Jesus in the Hindu Context .

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 192-195Lesson 50 Introduction

  • General
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Ancient World Reader
  • 231-240Winter: Legalism, Syncretism, and Contextualization

  • Richard: Following Jesus in the Hindu Context
  • 82-98Sannyasa

  • Loewen: The Bible in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • 133-148Spirit Possession and Exorcism: Comparison of Views
  • 233-243Looking at Demon Possession from Within Western Categories

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 430-436#69 Richardson: Redemptive Analogies

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 195-197Lesson 50 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 307-309Dominican Republic
  • 392-396Haiti

  • Language
  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 50
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • What parallel is possible between Don Richardson’s ideas of “confirmation” and “concept fulfillment,” and his idea of “eye openers”?

  • If our belief in Abrahamic revelation is not meant to be one of exclusive truth, which bans or wipes out all understandings and achievements of all other societies, then in what crucial sense can we maintain that it is unique?

  • How does our understanding of one God both distinguish our faith from that of other traditions and at the same time allow us to understand and accept some of their understanding and build upon it?

  • What potential for syncretism do you see in the contextualization approach described in Following Jesus in the Hindu Contex t?