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WCF.M2.L13 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Evaluate the contribution of Alexander the Great to the unification of the Roman Empire and the diffusion of Christianity.
  • Examine the role of the single world system in the leadership of both Alexander and Jesus Christ.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 54-56Lesson 13 Introduction

  • General
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Classical World Reader
  • 105-109Sedlar: Greek Civilization in India

  • Alphabet Makers
  •  The Cyrillic Alphabet
    http://www.jaars.com/museum/alphabet/
    galleries/cyrillic.htm

  • Evans: Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • 20-23Alexander the Great
  • 467bHellenism: 3.1. The Hellenistic Period
  • 617-618Conquests of Alexander the Great
  • 918-921Religion: 2. Greek Religion
  • 1009-1101Septuagint/Greek Old Testament

  • Peters: “Hellenism and the Near East”
  • 33-39Biblical Archeologist (Winter 1983) 46,1 ATLA Religion Database

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 40-43Classical Greece 750-400 BC and the Achaemenid and Hellenistic World 600-30 BC
  • 52-53Eurasian Trade 150 BC-500 AD

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 130-131Chronological Chart: 400-300 BC
  • 149-155The Spread of the Hellenistic Civilization 500 BC-200 AD

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 56-57Lesson 13 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • The Bible
  •  Malachi 1:1–2:16

  • Apply the method in Graham’s article “ Inductive Bible Study Tool Kit” to the book of Malachi.

  • Optional
  • Fernea: Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
  • 40-48ch. 3 Women of the Tribe
  • 49-56ch. 4 Women of the Town
  • 57-64ch. 5 Gypsies
  • 65-82ch. 6 Housekeeping in El Nahra

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 545-547Macedonia

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 13

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 13
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • Use your reading to evaluate this statement from a history book that was used in earlier versions of WCF: “… neither the Roman Empire nor the diffusion of Christianity would have been conceivable … without Philip and Alexander’s achievements.”


  • Compare and contrast the role of the single world system of Macedonia in the development of Alexander’s influence and the role of Galilee in the development of Jesus’ influence?


Notes