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WCF.M2.L12 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Suggest ways Westerners can be effective in a group-oriented society.
  • Discuss the effect of cultural understandings of personhood and security on the presentation of the gospel.
  • Apply Malina’s hypothesis to interpretations of specific passages of Scripture.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 50-51Lesson 12 Introduction

  • General
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Classical World Reader
  • 99-104Russell: The Times of the Gentiles

  • Malina: The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology
  • 63-89ch. 3 The First-Century Personality: The Individual and the Group

  • Evans: Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • 752-755Old Testament Versions, Ancient

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 51-53Lesson 12 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • The Bible
  •  Malachi (Skim)

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 72-81Europe

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 12

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 12
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • How can a Western religious worker be effective in a group-oriented society?

  • How does a culture’s understanding of a “person,” and the things that make people feel good or secure, affect the presentation of a missionary’s gospel witness?

  • a. Apply Malina’s hypothesis (p. 86) to Matt 4:17 and 16:2-3.
    b. In the interpretation of the parable of the sower in Matt 13: 18-23, what is the interaction of the “three zones” of human beings as described by Malina?