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WCF.M1.L9 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Compare your definition of history with the concept of history presented in our major history text.
  • Relate the role that writing played in civilization.
  • Identify the five major civilizations of the ancient world.
  • Explain the major elements that define a civilization based on Genesis 4-5.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 31-33Lesson 09 Introduction

  • General
  • Christian: Maps of Time
  • 245-282From Power Over Nature to Power Over People: Cities, States, and “Civilizations”

  • Alphabet Makers
  •  The Beginnings of Alphabets

  • Partridge, ed: Introduction to World Religions
  •  Hultkrantz: Religion Before History, 10,000-3,000 BCE, 44b-47

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 22-23From Hunting to Farming: Africa 10,000 BC- 500AD
  • 26-27From Hunting to Farming: Australia and the Pacific 10,000 BC to 1000 AD
  • 24-25From Hunting to Farming: The Americas 12,000-1,000 BC
  • 32-35Civilizations in Mesoamerica 1200 BC-700 AD and Cultures in South America 1400 BC-1000 AD
  • 84-85Civilization in Mesoamerica and South America 500-1500
  • 108-109Cultures in North America 500-1500

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 1-21Emergence and Definition of the Major Old World Civilizations to 500 BC
  • 3-6Part 1 Preface

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 33-35Lesson 09 Review

  • Partridge, ed: Introduction to World Religions
  • 44-47Hultkrantz: Religion Before History, 10,000-3,000 BCE

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 7Graham: The Inductive Method of Study, Inductive Bible Study Syllabus: Part II C4: Chapter Titles: Genesis 26–36 inductive study

  • Optional
  • Smart, ed: Sacred Texts of the World
  • 349a-350Wakan Tanka, Origin of Manioc, Origin of Plants
  • 354b-356Dogon Creation

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 137-141Barbados
  • 116-117Aruba
  • 375-376Grenada
  • 570-571Martinique
  • 778St. Lucia
  • 782St. Vincent
  • 628-629Netherlands Antilles
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes


Hebrew Lessons

Hebrew 11

Reflection Questions
  • What were the five major civilizations of the ancient world?

  • What role did writing play in the advance of civilization?

  • Delineate the elements of civilization in Genesis 4–5 and compare them with Genesis 1–2 and the civilization of Mesopotamia. In light of the Fall, what does civilization tell you about God?

  • Think through your concept of history, and compare that with the position presented in “A World History”.